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The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story Ciaran Mc Neill Ligoniel, Spring 2020

By NICVA 23 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

Ciaran Mc Neill is recreation manager at Ligoniel Improvement Association. He shares his TLP story here.

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story - North Talks Too & IFI Peace Walls Group, Girdwood TLP, Autumn 2019

By NICVA 23 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

This group was made up of young people who had been engaged in an International Fund for Ireland Peace Walls programme, staff from Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum and BCC, along with 2 political party representatives.

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story Lesley Doherty, North Belfast Resident Limestone Road TLP Spring 2020

By NICVA 23 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

Lesley Doherty who runs her own tour guide business in the North Belfast area shares her TLP story here.

About the updated Government Job Support Scheme (POSTPONED)

By NICVA 23 Oct 2020 Alex Hastings

The Government has introduced and announced changes to the Job Support Scheme (now postponed) which will open on 01 November 2020 following the closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) on 31 October 2020. 

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story - Terry McCallum, Belfast City Council Falls Shankill TLP Spring 2020

By NICVA 23 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

Terry McCallum works for Belfast City Council’s Community Services Department. Here she shares her TLP story.

Accelerating Public Service Transformation in Northern Ireland: Where to Next?

By NICVA 22 Oct 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

On 13th October representatives from the public and community sectors came together to reflect on lessons learned from the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what is required to continue a streamlined and effective response.

Get Online Week (19 - 25 October 2020)

By NICVA 19 Oct 2020 Sandra Bailie

Taking place from 19-25 October, Get Online Week 2020 is a celebration of digital inclusion that inspires people to do more online and helps them learn how.

Cliff Edge Welcomes Minister’s Commitment to Extend Welfare Mitigations But Concerns Remain Over Families Hit by Bedroom Tax and Benefit Cap

By NICVA 16 Oct 2020 Kathy Maguire

The Cliff Edge Coalition has welcomed the Minister for Communities commitment earlier this month to introduce new legislation to provide for an extension of the welfare mitigation payments.

Success in funding applications(CFNI) webinar resources

By NICVA 14 Oct 2020 Sandra Bailie

On 14 October Lynn Kennedy from NICVA delivered a webinar on Success in Funding Applications as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities (DfC). 

Get Safe Online Global 24

By NICVA 9 Oct 2020 Sandra Bailie

Over the last few years, use of the internet has grown exponentially around the world, driven by the need for convenience, speed and choice on the one hand, advancing technology, wider availability and increasing confidence on the other.

Identifying and managing risk (CFNI) webinar recording

By NICVA 8 Oct 2020 Denise Copeland

If you missed our webinar on Identifying and Managing Risk on 7 October 2020 you can watch it now via the link below. 

Health Minister announces new Covid-19 surge plan for Northern Ireland

By NICVA 8 Oct 2020 Kathy Maguire

Health Minister Robin Swann has launched a new COVID-19 Surge Planning Strategic Framework for Northern Ireland.

Templates for Charities Completing Receipts and Payments Accounts

By NICVA 7 Oct 2020 Michele Crilly

These templates are for charities completing receipts and payments accounts. They include a trustees' annual report template, receipts and payments accounts template and an independent examiner's report (unqualified).

Feminist Recovery Plan Webinar Series

By NICVA 7 Oct 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

The Women’s Policy Group NI are hosting a webinar series examining specific subject areas of the COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan.

Building Back With: Involving communities in the Covid-19 response and recovery

By NICVA 7 Oct 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

UK public participation charity, Involve, have recently launched a handbook for Local Government on engaging purposefully and meaningfully with their communities.

Brexit 2020: What's happening with the protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland? webinar

By NICVA 5 Oct 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

The "Brexit 2020: What's happening with the protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland?" webinar will take place on 30th October 2020 at 1:00pm.

Timetable for delivery of Social Inclusion Strategies published

By NICVA 5 Oct 2020 Kathy Maguire

The Communities Minister has published a timetable for the development and delivery of a suite of Social Inclusion Strategies.

Public Appointment: National Lottery Community Fund - Chair of Northern Ireland Funding Committee

By NICVA 4 Oct 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Applications are sought for a new chair of the Northern Ireland Committee, who will also sit as a member of The National Lottery Community Fund Board

Annual general meetings

By NICVA 2 Oct 2020 Denise Copeland

Organisations that are due to hold an AGM in the autumn will be glad to hear that new temporary rules have come into force which allow companies, registered societies and credit unions to hold general meetings online. 

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