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Cliff Edge NI Coalition Submission to the Joint Inquiry into Welfare Policy- what are the main points?

By NICVA 5 Jun 2019 Siobhan McAlister

The Cliff Edge Coalition NI is a group of over 70 organisations in NI who have joined together to express concern about the upcoming end of the welfare reform mitigations in March 2020.

Take time to celebrate your volunteers

By NICVA 2 Jun 2019 Sandra Bailie

In this Volunteers’ Week 2019 we want to recognise, celebrate and thank all of the volunteers in Northern Ireland.

50% off room hire at NICVA this Summer!

By NICVA 30 May 2019 Paula Fitzpatrick

Are you running an event, conference, meeting or training session over the Summer? Then be sure to take a look at NICVA’s sizzling summer offer.

ILM level 7 delivery team ready to go

By NICVA 29 May 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is delighted to be working with a strong, experienced delivery team for its first ILM level 7 Award in Leadership and Management. The programme has been developed specifically for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland.

Police Urge Public to be Vigilant of Scammers after more than £40,000 lost to scams this week

By NICVA 24 May 2019 Stephen Gray

Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant after more than £40,000 was fraudulently taken from four people across Northern Ireland in the past week.

As charitable giving in Northern Ireland falls, charities are going digital to fund their vital work

By NICVA 24 May 2019 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

NICVA’s latest survey of Charitable Giving in Northern Ireland shows that donations have fallen since 2017 but that digital giving through electronic means appears to be becoming ever more popular.

Data Protection Animation Series: Data Sharing

By NICVA 23 May 2019

Our fifth and final Data Protection Animation Series video looks at what should be considered when sharing data with others or using the services of a data processor.

Featured member - Trans Pride NI

By NICVA 23 May 2019 Shauna O'Neill

On the 31st of May and 1st of June 2019 history will be made, when the first multi-event Trans Pride NI Festival takes place, celebrating gender diversity and transgender people at events in Belfast city centre.

Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Chairs in 2019-20

By NICVA 23 May 2019 Philip Mynes

Following the election on 2 May, Councils across Northern Ireland have been holding annual general meetings to elect positions of responsibility for 2019/20.

Double Check Your Annual Reporting Documents, Warns Charity Regulator

By NICVA 22 May 2019 Shauna O'Neill

Charity bank statements, instructions on how to play Bridge and a grant application are just some of the unexpected information submitted to Northern Ireland’s charity regulator under the annual reporting programme, it has been revealed.

Data Protection Toolkit - Contracts and Data Sharing

By NICVA 22 May 2019 Bob Harper

It's often crucial that charitable organisations share personal data with others to provide important services to people in need. This could include work with service delivery partners, reporting to funders or making referrals.

Failure to Brexit as we head towards European Elections

By NICVA 17 May 2019 Siobhan McAlister

It has been a number of weeks now since Brexit has solely dominated the news headlines. It seems to have gone relatively quiet with other issues such as elections, legacy issues and the resumption of all-party talks taking centre stage.

What support can NICVA provide to ethnic minority organisations?

By NICVA 15 May 2019 Siobhan McAlister

Last week, NICVA hosted an information and networking event for organisations from the ethnic minority sector.

What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for the voluntary and community sector?

By NICVA 14 May 2019 Siobhan McAlister

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is sweeping the world with rapid advances in technologies which will fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another.

Department of Health publishes Consultation Report on the Criteria for Reconfiguring HSC Services

By NICVA 9 May 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health recently published its consultation analysis report on the reconfiguration of health and social care services in Northern Ireland. 

Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for the NI Voluntary and Community Sector?

By NICVA 7 May 2019 Siobhan McAlister

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted in September 2015 by 193 member states of the UN General Assembly as a ‘blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’.

Upcoming Joint Forum Meeting 6 June 2019

By NICVA 3 May 2019 Siobhan McAlister

The next meeting of the Joint Forum is due to take place on 6 June 2019 at the Colin Healthy Living Centre in Belfast.

Policing and Community Safety Partnerships Online Project Databank survey

By NICVA 3 May 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Justice is taking forward a proposal for an online Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) project databank and garnering information from stakeholders.

Marathon fever hits NICVA

By NICVA 2 May 2019 Denise Copeland

This Sunday, two relay teams from NICVA (and friends) will be pounding the streets of Belfast in an effort to raise funds for Sunshine Foundation Romania.  

Department of Health extends deadlines for consultations to 19 July 2019

By NICVA 1 May 2019 Shauna O'Neill

The Department of Health has extended the public consultation process on proposals to reshape stroke services and breast assessment.

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