Insight and latest updates from our team

New dates added for the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

By NICVA 20 Jan 2021 Paula Fitzpatrick

Due to exceptional demand in the sector for the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme, additional dates have been added.

Reserves policy guidance

By NICVA 19 Jan 2021 Denise Copeland

A reserves policy helps trustees to justify holding appropriate levels of financial reserves to protect against future uncertainties. It is something which various stakeholders may be interested in viewing from time to time.

Rehabilitation of Offenders – Consultation

By NICVA 18 Jan 2021 Shauna O'Neill

DoJ has launched a consultation on proposals to reform rehabilitation periods in Northern Ireland.  

Communities Minister reopens Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector Covid Recovery Fund

By NICVA 18 Jan 2021 Shauna O'Neill

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has today announced the opening of a second phase, worth £1m of the Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector (VCSE) Covid Recovery Fund.

Policy Impact Hub case study: Women's Policy Group Feminist Recovery Plan

By NICVA 18 Jan 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

Following the implementation of Government policies and strategies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, WRDA identified the disproportionate impact on women. 

Department for Communities Covid-19 support

By NICVA 15 Jan 2021 Shauna O'Neill

Information on the support and services available through the Department for Communities to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

New Information Leaflets Available to Help Inform EU Citizens in NI on Post-Brexit Immigration Requirements

By NICVA 15 Jan 2021 Geoff Nuttall

EU citizens living in NI must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to retain their right to stay but many may not be aware.  Can you help reach those who are not?

What would a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland look like? An information webinar

By NICVA 14 Jan 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

An ad hoc committee examining a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland has recently been set up by the Northern Ireland Assembly. The committee is currently carrying out a programme of consultation.

Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman: An information webinar

By NICVA 14 Jan 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

On Tuesday 12th January 2021, NICVA was joined by the new Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman, Margaret Kelly for an information webinar.

Dormant Accounts Fund NI now open

By NICVA 11 Jan 2021 Shauna O'Neill

The Dormant Accounts Fund NI is now open. This programme will support the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases long term capacity and sustainability.

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story South Belfast TLP Autumn 2020

By NICVA 8 Jan 2021 Mary McCaughey

“It was amazing. I enjoyed doing Projects, exchange experiences, and gaining advice. Thanks” (participant from Chinese Welfare Association)

VCSE COVID Recovery Fund reopening for applications January 2021

By NICVA 8 Jan 2021 Shauna O'Neill

The Department for Communities are reopening the Voluntary, Community and Social Economy (VCSE) COVID Recovery Fund for applications on 18 January 2021.

Results of NICVA Research on the Impact of Covid-19 on Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations

By NICVA 7 Jan 2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic NICVA has been carrying out regular surveys to find out how NI Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and their activities and services are being impacted. Read more about the findings here.

GP COVID-19 vaccination roll-out

By NICVA 4 Jan 2021 Shauna O'Neill

GP practices will start rolling out the free COVID-19 vaccination programme from today, Monday 4th January 2021.

Policy and Public Affairs Update - December 2020

By NICVA 18 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

As the year draws to a close, we reflect back on the work of the Policy and Public Affairs team during the last few months of 2020. 

AGMs and company house filings

By NICVA 18 Dec 2020 Denise Copeland

Companies, registered societies and credit unions that are due to hold an AGM in early 2021 will be glad to hear that they will be permitted to hold this online.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended to April 2021

By NICVA 17 Dec 2020 Eamonn McKee

The government announced on 17 December that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021

NICVA launches Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

By NICVA 17 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA has launched a new support package for community and voluntary sector staff and volunteers working on the frontline of the coronavirus response. 

COVID-19 Charities Fund - FAQs

By NICVA 15 Dec 2020 Lynn Kennedy

NICVA's constantly updated resource giving the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 Charities Fund.

Communities in Transition: New Year Opportunities for East Belfast Groups

By NICVA 15 Dec 2020 Susan Glass

NICVA's Communities in Transition programme is offering NEW Training Opportunities, Bursaries and Volunteer Support in 2021 for groups in East Belfast

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