Insight and latest updates from our team

Guidance on the coronavirus restrictions and public health advice in NI

By NICVA 12 Aug 2020 Shauna O'Neill

This guidance produced by the Department of Health, sets out in one document what the coronavirus restrictions mean for individuals, for businesses and for other bodies including faith-based organisations.

Help ‘StopCOVID’ in its tracks

By NICVA 12 Aug 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Since going live the ‘StopCOVID NI’ app has had over 250,000 downloads and NICVA is now urging those who already have the app to share it with family and friends.

Anne Moore, Rest in Peace

By NICVA 7 Aug 2020

The Executive Committee and staff of NICVA are very sorry to hear of the death of their fellow Executive Committee member Anne Moore. 

Charity Annual Reporting Requirements Guidance

By NICVA 6 Aug 2020 Michele Crilly

The Department for Communities has tasked NICVA to help charities who may be experiencing difficulty completing their annual monitoring return or struggling with compiling and uploading their required reports and accounts.

New UU Economic Paper suggests Post-Covid recovery may take 10-13 years and hit jobs harder than last recession

By NICVA 6 Aug 2020 Geoff Nuttall

The UU Economic Policy Centre’s latest paper on the impact of Covid-19 on the NI Economy highlights the particular long-term impacts it could have on jobs 

Our Money - The Campaign for a Mutual Bank for Northern Ireland

By NICVA 4 Aug 2020 Kathy Maguire

What is a mutual bank? What are the benefits of it and why would it be good for the people of Northern Ireland?

Resurgam Trust: Collaborating and Caring

By NICVA 3 Aug 2020 Helen McLaughlin

Resurgam Trust is a community owned and run community development trust which identifies and supports the needs of the local community through social enterprise, community projects and other initiatives.

Communities in Transition: Building Capacity - Second Series of Covid Response Support Sessions and Fundraising Advice Clinics

By NICVA 3 Aug 2020 Susan Glass

Communities in Transition: Building Capacity opens second series of webinars and fundraising clinics for groups in East Belfast.  

StopCOVID NI mobile app launched

By NICVA 31 Jul 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Northern Ireland’s Health service has launched this mobile phone App to help ‘contact tracing’ of people potentially infected by the virus. It is a major aid in the battle to control the spread and stop a return to lockdown.

Charities urged to apply for emergency funding

By NICVA 29 Jul 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Seamus McAleavey, NICVA Chief Executive welcomes the Communities Minister's announcement today on the reopening of the COVID-19 Charities Fund and the further opportunity for organisations to access help.

TLP - what subjects will we cover?

By NICVA 24 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

The Transformative Leadership Programme will equip you will tools and skills aimed at enabling people to work together more effectively to make life better at interface areas in Belfast.

I'm involved in a political party - why should I sign up?

By NICVA 24 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

The TLP works best when we have participants from the political sector, local residents, people from the community and voluntary sector and public sector. Find out more about why the political sector should get involved here.

I'm a local resident or work for a community organisation - why should I sign up?

By NICVA 24 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

Local residents and people involved in community and voluntary organisations have taken part in the TLP since the beginning and they tell us it's been a very worthwhile experience. Find out here about their experiences on the programme.

I work for a public sector body - why should I take part in the TLP?

By NICVA 24 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

Public sector colleagues have taken part in all 11 of our TLPs so far and feedback to date suggests that they're glad they did. Find out here about the experience of public sector colleagues on the programme.

HR mentoring support for small charities – CIPD offer to NICVA members

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Navigating through the workplace and people challenges caused by Covid-19 can be difficult.  This is particularly the case for small charities – many of whom have either a limited or no HR function.  

Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 Susan Coffey

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.

6 HR considerations when returning to premises

By NICVA 22 Jul 2020 Sandra Bailie

Alex Hastings, NICVA's HR manager, gives us a few things to consider in terms of human resources as we return to premises and work. Below are 6 HR take-aways from the Return to Premises webinar on 22 July 2020.

Return to premises: resources & webinar recording

By NICVA 22 Jul 2020 Sandra Bailie

On Wednesday 22 July 2020 NICVA hosted a webinar with speakers from Public Health Agency (PHA), Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Marsh Ltd on return to premises with 289 people attending.

New UU Report Highlights Groups Most Vulnerable to Covid-19 Job Losses

By NICVA 21 Jul 2020 Geoff Nuttall

New research by the University of Ulster has highlighted that almost a third of NI jobs are still vulnerable as a result of Covid-19, even following the easing of social distancing restrictions 

Share and Celebrate Your Stories Online in Good Relations Week 2020

By NICVA 17 Jul 2020 Geoff Nuttall

Good Relations Week 2020 is going to be a little different this year. It will be a FREE online experience, running from 14 to 21 September 2020.

Share your COVID-19 support service information

Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information

> Share your support

ScopeNI

News and insights into public policy to enhance civic society

scopeni.nicva.org

ScopeNI latest articles

 

Not a NICVA member yet?

Save time, money and energy. Join NICVA and you’ll be connecting in to a strong network of local organisations focused on voluntary and community activity.

Join Us

NICVA now welcomes all small groups for free.