Insight and latest updates from our team

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

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.


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