Insight and latest updates from our team

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.

‘We can all achieve more if we collaborate’ – sector hears from Department of Finance Permanent Secretary Sue Gray

By NICVA 11 Feb 2019 Philip Mynes

Eight months into her new role as Permanent Secretary at the Department of Finance, Sue Gray visited NICVA to hear from NICVA members and brief attendees on the Department’s preparations for the upcoming financial year.

Did you know government is now measuring its activities against the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Are you?

By NICVA 7 Feb 2019 Guest Author

NICVA placement student Emma Bramble (QUB)  is undertaking an eight week project to find out how aware of the Sustainable Development Goals the voluntary & community sector in NI is. Emma tells us more about herself and the project here.

Northern Ireland civic society delegation visits Westminster with plea to avoid no-deal Brexit

By NICVA 31 Jan 2019 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA, along with representatives from Northern Ireland’s business, farming, trade union sectors travelled to Westminster on Monday to urge political party leaders to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Research on the Road - free research training to organisations you support

By NICVA 25 Jan 2019 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

NICVA are pleased to announce that they will be providing free research training to the voluntary and community sector. If you would like to avail of this opportunity for organisations you support, then please get in touch.

Data Protection Animation Series: What is personal data?

By NICVA 25 Jan 2019

The first in our series of five GDPR animation videos introduces the concept of personal data, helping you to recognise where you have obligations under data protection laws.

BT’s MyDonate fundraising platform to close

By NICVA 24 Jan 2019 Shauna O'Neill

After eight years of supporting charities, BT has announced that it will close its online fundraising platform, MyDonate, on 30 June 2019.

Social prescribing workshop explores holistic and community-led approach to help tackle health issues in NI

By NICVA 23 Jan 2019 Philip Mynes

A workshop looking at ways voluntary and community groups can work alongside medical professionals to help improve the physical and mental health of people was held last week (16 January) in Craigavon.

Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey: Families still spending more on childcare than food and heat

By NICVA 17 Jan 2019 Philip Mynes

For two thirds of families in Northern Ireland, the childcare bill is their largest or second largest monthly outgoing, exeeding groceries, heating and transport.

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