Insight and latest updates from our team

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.

Data Protection Animation Series: Consent and Legitimate Interests

By NICVA 30 Apr 2019 Bob Harper

The fourth of our Data Protection Animation Series videos explains two of the six important lawful bases—consent and legitimate interests—in more detail.

Payscales 2018 - 2020

By NICVA 30 Apr 2019

The payscales for 2018 - 2020 have been updated to reflect the changes to the NJC pay spine for 2019/20.

Update from the Fundraising Regulator (Spring 2019)

By NICVA 24 Apr 2019 Lynn Kennedy

A Guest blog from Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator, catching us up on their latest work, along with what's coming up in the future now that Spring has finally sprung.

Lyra McKee Journalist killed doing her job

By NICVA 19 Apr 2019

NICVA is appalled to learn of the senseless murder of Lyra McKee.  Lyra was a great journalist interested in people and was making a positive contribution to society unlike her killers.

Joint inquiry into Northern Ireland’s welfare policy launched

By NICVA 11 Apr 2019 Siobhan McAlister

A joint inquiry has been launched by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee into the impact of welfare policy in NI including a focus on policies such as Universal Credit and the two-child limit.

Welfare Reform Mitigations: Less than 1 year to cliffedge

By NICVA 9 Apr 2019

Advice NI and NICVA are warning that, with less than a year to go before Welfare Reform Mitigation runs out, thousands of vulnerable people across Northern Ireland may be facing a substantial drop in income and even eviction. 

Celebrating success in East Belfast

By NICVA 8 Apr 2019 Sandra Bailie

On 2 April NICVA joined with over 40 participants from the East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme to celebrate all that had been achieved and look to the future.

The Next Chapter: Women making the difference

By NICVA 8 Apr 2019 Alexandra De La Torre

As a partner in The Next Chapter Project, which supports and empowers women to engage in politics and public life, NICVA is celebrating the achievements of the women participating in the 3 Chapter Hubs it leads.

Information on a no deal Brexit for voluntary & community organisations

By NICVA 5 Apr 2019 Siobhan McAlister

We are now into April 2019 and the UK has not yet left the EU. The 29th March has come and gone, and we are no closer to knowing how and when the UK will leave the EU. 

Health summit planned on the review of urgent and emergency care

By NICVA 5 Apr 2019 Shauna O'Neill

A Health service summit is to be held on the future shape of urgent and emergency care in N Ireland.

Policy Impact Hub case study: Social Prescribing

By NICVA 29 Mar 2019 Philip Mynes

This case study explains how the Healthy Living Centre Alliance is playing a role in the growing movement towards social prescribing in Northern Ireland


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