Insight and latest updates from our team

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. 

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-related Deaths – Duty of Candour update

By NICVA 19 Feb 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health last week published specially-commissioned research on the introduction of a duty of candor in health and social care.

Community Planning in Belfast: Workshops for the VCSE Sector

By NICVA 12 Feb 2019 Philip Mynes

Belfast has a vibrant and active voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, playing a valuable role in the social, economic and environmental fabric of city life.

MediaConnect launches at BBC Northern Ireland

By NICVA 11 Feb 2019 Shauna O'Neill

Partnering with BBC NI, we officially launched our MediaConnect programme on 5 February in Broadcasting House, Belfast.

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