Insight and latest updates from our team

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.

NI sector organisations employ over 53,000 and 1 in 7 involve EU mainland nationals

By NICVA 27 Jun 2019 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

NICVA’s latest Workforce Survey has revealed that an estimated 53,620 individuals are employed within the VCSE sector in NI.

Brexit, Boris and the Backstop: June Update

By NICVA 25 Jun 2019 Siobhan McAlister

As the Tory leadership battle dominates the headlines, current front runner Boris Johnson continues to set out plans that head toward a No Deal Brexit. 

Developing a governance planning framework

By NICVA 20 Jun 2019 Denise Copeland

Creating a governance calendar is a very practical and effective way for organisations to develop their own planning framework to help them identify their key governance events and requirements throughout the course of a year.

NICVA’s Trustees’ Annual Reporting Conference

By NICVA 20 Jun 2019 Denise Copeland

This year’s Trustees’ conference, held on 4 June 2019, was all about the Trustee Annual Report (TAR).  

Findings launched from 10th Annual Childcare Survey

By NICVA 20 Jun 2019 Siobhan McAlister

Employers for Childcare launched the findings from their 10th Annual Childcare Survey yesterday in Parliament buildings. 

NIUSE Policy Group publishes paper on the future funding for disability employment services

By NICVA 17 Jun 2019 Philip Mynes

The Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment recently published a briefing paper on future funding for disability employment services.

Impact at the heart of annual reporting

By NICVA 13 Jun 2019 Sandra Bailie

This resource outlines the importance of demonstrating impact in our reporting, how to get the most out of reporting, what you need to do to embed impact, as well as signposting to a range of useful resources.

Who is the new Chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee?

By NICVA 13 Jun 2019 Philip Mynes

Simon Hoare MP has been confirmed as the new chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee.

Research partnerships with the VCSE sector – NICVA and QUB hold their first joint Community Based Research Engagement Event

By NICVA 12 Jun 2019 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

In February, NICVA and the Research and Enterprise Directorate at QUB hosted their first ever joint event on facilitating community based research as part of the Engaged Research Action Plan 2019-2021.

Northern Ireland on the brink of a 'No-Deal Brexit' emergency

By NICVA 7 Jun 2019 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA has joined with our colleagues in the Brexit and Human Rights Working Group to warn that we are on the brink of a 'No Deal Brexit' emergency.

NICVA invites new associates to join the team

By NICVA 7 Jun 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA works to help to build the capacity of organisations in the voluntary and community sector to be resilient and robust to respond to the challenge of change. We do this through practical support, information, advice and training.

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