Insight and latest updates from our team

eLearning compliance training – Reduced rates available for NICVA members

By NICVA 29 Mar 2019 Sandra Bailie

Legal Island’s eLearning compliance training has now been used by over 35,000 Northern Ireland-based employees in top public, private and third sector organisations.

Data Protection Animation Series: Personal Data Breaches

By NICVA 28 Mar 2019

The third of our five GDPR animation videos covers personal data breaches. It's important to be able to recognise, react to and report data breaches.

Gift Aid and Making tax digital

By NICVA 28 Mar 2019 Sandra Bailie

From 6 April there will be an increase in the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme and 1 April sees the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) reporting requirements.

Department of Health launches consultation on Reshaping Stroke Services

By NICVA 27 Mar 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health has this week published its long-awaited consultation on reshaping stroke services in Northern Ireland.  

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths – Progress Report

By NICVA 27 Mar 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health has published an update on the ongoing work to implement the recommendations of the Inquiry into Hypnoatraemia-related Deaths (IHRD).

NICVA celebrates its learners

By NICVA 26 Mar 2019 Sandra Bailie

On Friday 22 March we recognised and celebrated the achievement of our learners who gained ILM and TQUK qualifications. It was also a great chance to hear how their learning had impacted on their work. 

JustGiving drops platform fees for UK charities

By NICVA 26 Mar 2019 Shauna O'Neill

JustGiving, the online giving platform, is removing fees from all fundraising campaigns and charitable donations in the UK from today (26 March 2019).

So, what actually happened in the Brexit process this week?

By NICVA 15 Mar 2019 Siobhan McAlister

The phrase ‘crunch time’ has been vastly overused during the Brexit process, but with two weeks to go until the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, this week was a particularly significant one.

National Minimum and Living Wage rates increase - 2019

By NICVA 15 Mar 2019 Alex Hastings

The national minimum wage and national living wage rates will increase on 1 April 2019.

Basic Income in Northern Ireland: What can't it do? (Imagine Festival event)

By NICVA 14 Mar 2019 Philip Mynes

On 26 March, an event on introducing Basic Income in Northern Ireland will be held as part of the Imagine Festival.

Department of Health publishes dedicated EU Exit webpage

By NICVA 13 Mar 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health has recently published a dedicated page on its website relating to the UK's Exit from the European Union.

HSC Transformation Projects

By NICVA 11 Mar 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health has made available a list of ongoing transformation projects, complete with the names of relevant project owners.

Could your charity benefit from an intern?

By NICVA 11 Mar 2019 Shauna O'Neill

We have teamed up with Queen’s University Belfast to launch a specific call to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in a position to offer short internships to QUB students over the summer.

GDPR Animation Series

By NICVA 1 Mar 2019

We'll be launching a new animation over the first five months of 2019 on a different data protection topic. Stay tuned to this blog and NICVA Enews for more!

What happens to data flows after a no deal Brexit?

By NICVA 26 Feb 2019 Bob Harper

What happens to flows of personal data across borders after Brexit, and how might your organisation be affected?

Updates from the Policy and Public Affairs Team

By NICVA 25 Feb 2019 Siobhan McAlister

Some updates from the NICVA Policy and Public Affairs team on what we've been working on over the past few months.

Data Protection Animation Series: Subject Access Requests

By NICVA 22 Feb 2019

The second of our five GDPR animation videos looks at how the right of access applies, and how you should respond to a Subject Access Request.

Workshops: Developing cyber resilience in the voluntary and community sector

By NICVA 22 Feb 2019 Stephen Gray

As our ability to harness technology and digital services for voluntary and community activity grows so too does the challenge of keeping our organisations safe from cyber fraud and data breaches.

NICVA Conversation Zone at the 2019 Alliance Party Conference

By NICVA 21 Feb 2019 Philip Mynes

The local party conferences have resumed and so too have our now-traditional Conversation Zones!

Charities ‘in default’

By NICVA 20 Feb 2019 Denise Copeland

There are currently 474 charities classified as being ‘in default’ on the charity register. 

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