Insight and latest updates from our team

Data Protection Animation Series: What is personal data?

By NICVA 25 Jan 2019

The first in our series of five GDPR animation videos introduces the concept of personal data, helping you to recognise where you have obligations under data protection laws.

BT’s MyDonate fundraising platform to close

By NICVA 24 Jan 2019 Shauna O'Neill

After eight years of supporting charities, BT has announced that it will close its online fundraising platform, MyDonate, on 30 June 2019.

Social prescribing workshop explores holistic and community-led approach to help tackle health issues in NI

By NICVA 23 Jan 2019 Philip Mynes

A workshop looking at ways voluntary and community groups can work alongside medical professionals to help improve the physical and mental health of people was held last week (16 January) in Craigavon.

Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey: Families still spending more on childcare than food and heat

By NICVA 17 Jan 2019 Philip Mynes

For two thirds of families in Northern Ireland, the childcare bill is their largest or second largest monthly outgoing, exeeding groceries, heating and transport.

Charity trustee training series

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019 Denise Copeland

Charity trustees have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice and so need to understand what is expected of them and how best they may fulfil their duties. 

Free webinars for NICVA members 2019

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is continuing to offer free webinars on a variety of topics to all members. We would love you to get in touch to let us know what other webinars you would like us to deliver.

Human Resources Training Series 2019

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019

People are our greatest asset and so it's important ensure that they are developed, supported and managed well. NICVA and Sector Matters have developed this HR training series for all those who manage staff and volunteers. 

Time almost up to avoid No Deal disaster for NI society

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019

With the UK scheduled to leave the European Union in 12 weeks and less than a month left to agree a deal that the EU can ratify, society and services in NI could be on the receiving end of the worst consequences of a no deal.

Big Lottery Fund announce new NI Director

By NICVA 8 Jan 2019 Shauna O'Neill

The Big Lottery Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Beggs as the new Northern Ireland Director to lead on awarding National Lottery funding to support people and communities in Northern Ireland to thrive.

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths – Department publishes progress report on recommendations

By NICVA 20 Dec 2018 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health today (20 December) published an update report on progress with the implementation of recommendations from the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).

NICVA Universal Credit Roundtable Dicussion

By NICVA 20 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlister

On the 30 November, NICVA hosted a roundtable discussion session to discuss the current issues, impacts and future challenges in relation to the roll out of universal credit.

Briefing on Winter Health and Social Care Challenges

By NICVA 20 Dec 2018 Shauna O'Neill

The following briefing has been collated by the Health and Social Care Board.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 – Belfast City Hall, 24 January

By NICVA 17 Dec 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

HSC Transformation Programme Update - December 2018

By NICVA 17 Dec 2018 Shauna O'Neill

The Department of Health has provided an update on progress in health transformation including updates on workforce planning, progress of the 18/19 Transformation Fund and HSC planning for Brexit. 

Tips and tools to check links in emails without clicking

By NICVA 17 Dec 2018 Ian Kelly

Despite knowing all the perils of spam, phishing and malware-laden emails you will still get one that looks fairly good but you are rightfully suspicious and cautious of the content. What can you do to check for yourself?

Celebrating 80 Years of Voluntary Action

By NICVA 14 Dec 2018 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA marked 80 years on 7th December, with a conference to celebrate the vital role the voluntary and community sector has played and continues to play in our society.

NICVA adds signature to Letter for International Human Rights Day

By NICVA 11 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlister

10 December marked 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at the UN in December 1948. 

Public Affairs Forum: Tips for campaigning in the absence of the NI Assembly

By NICVA 11 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlister

On 4 December, NICVA held the first meeting of the revamped Public Affairs Forum. This Forum brings together people working in policy, public affairs and lobbying from the voluntary and community sector.

Recruiting Staff: GDPR and Criminal Convictions

By NICVA 7 Dec 2018 Bob Harper

Guidance for organisations who collect criminal records data in recruiting employees or volunteers.

Basic finance training for small charities

By NICVA 6 Dec 2018 Denise Copeland

A series of free practical workshops for treasurers or personnel of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems to keep their organisation safe.

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