Insight and latest updates from our team

Brexit Updates and #NoToNoDeal

By NICVA 6 Sep 2019 Siobhan McAlister

These really are extraordinary times in UK politics as Brexit continues to bolster confusion, chaos and the possibility of another General Election.

Charity Commission delays charity registration for some

By NICVA 5 Sep 2019 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission is currently not registering all charitable organisations that have submitted an application due to a High Court ruling which was handed down on 16th May.   

This is no time to suspend Parliament

By NICVA 28 Aug 2019 Seamus McAleavey

NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey has reacted to the decision by the UK Government to suspend Parliament only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline.

The difference the ILM Level 5 Diploma has made

By NICVA 28 Aug 2019 Sandra Bailie

We asked two of our ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management students from last year to tell us what they enjoyed most about the course and the difference it has made to them and their organisation.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith MP visits NICVA

By NICVA 21 Aug 2019 Seamus McAleavey

The new Secretary of State Julian Smith MP visited NICVA on Wednesday 21 August 2019 and had discussions with a voluntary and community sector delegation.

Joint Forum Meeting October 2019

By NICVA 15 Aug 2019 Siobhan McAlister

A meeting of the Joint Forum will take place on 17 October 2019 at NICVA.

Managing the Media in a Crisis

By NICVA 8 Aug 2019 Heather Wilson

NICVA hosted the third training session of our MediaConnect programme, a free programme for NICVA members, designed to better connect voluntary and community sector spokespeople with the media.

Special NICVA Members'Christmas Offer on GrantTracker, Northern Ireland’s Leading Funding Toolkit!

By NICVA 2 Aug 2019 Lynn Kennedy

GrantTracker, the “one stop shop” for 800+ funding schemes relevant to NI. Funding at the touch of a button. NICVA Members can sign up from 9th December to 9th January for just £90 for 12 months!

Northern Ireland civic society calls for a no deal Brexit to be prevented

By NICVA 31 Jul 2019 Geoff Nuttall

Northern Ireland’s leading civic society organisations have today issued a joint statement calling for the imminent potential disaster of a no deal Brexit to be prevented. 

Brexit Update: New Prime Minster, same old problems?

By NICVA 31 Jul 2019 Siobhan McAlister

Mid-summer is usually a time when things begin to quieten down for the UK parliament as politicians go off on summer recess until September.

NICVA supports Belfast Pride 2019

By NICVA 30 Jul 2019 Una McKernan

NICVA supports Belfast Pride and equality for all the LGBT+ people in our community.  #RightsNow #bproud2019

Who are the new Ministers at the Northern Ireland Office?

By NICVA 26 Jul 2019 Philip Mynes

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Julian Smith MP as the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Nick Hurd MP as Minister of State and Robin Walker MP as Parliamentary Under-Secretary.

Look to NICVA to meet your training needs

By NICVA 23 Jul 2019 Sandra Bailie

September is approaching, we are thinking about “back to school” - are you thinking about your own learning and development needs in the next few months?

NICVA and NI Environment Link join forces to progress the Sustainable Development Goals

By NICVA 22 Jul 2019 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA and NI Environment Link are establishing a working group to explore how the voluntary and community sector can help progress the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in NI.

Campaign Planner - Questions to consider when planning your campaign

By NICVA 19 Jul 2019 Siobhan McAlister

Campaigning on important issues is essential to a healthy democracy. The voluntary and community sector has expertise, evidence and experience across a range of issues and plays an important role in influencing policy and effecting positive change.

NICVA 'On the Road' Fundraising Clinics

By NICVA 8 Jul 2019 Lynn Kennedy

Thanks to generous funding from Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, and the work of various key partners, NICVA was able to deliver a series of 9 full day, bespoke 1-1 fundraising advice clinics across Northern Ireland. 

Policy and Campaigning Groups NI

By NICVA 4 Jul 2019 Siobhan McAlister

Find out which groups are campaigning on issues in the voluntary and community sector in NI and details on how to link up with them.

Impact of East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme

By NICVA 2 Jul 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA was delighted to complete delivery of the East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme on 30 April 2019 with targets exceeded and excellent feedback from the East Belfast groups and organisations who took part. 

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths – latest update

By NICVA 1 Jul 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health recently published its latest update on the ongoing work to implement the recommendations of the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).

NICVA receives NI Diversity and Inclusion Charter Mark

By NICVA 1 Jul 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is delighted to be the first charity in NI to receive the NI Diversity and Inclusion Charter Mark. This demonstrates that we are committed to diversity and inclusion and have developed and implemented practices to support this.

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