Insight and latest updates from our team

Human Resources Training Series 2019

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019

People are our greatest asset and so it's important ensure that they are developed, supported and managed well. NICVA and Sector Matters have developed this HR training series for all those who manage staff and volunteers. 

Time almost up to avoid No Deal disaster for NI society

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019

With the UK scheduled to leave the European Union in 12 weeks and less than a month left to agree a deal that the EU can ratify, society and services in NI could be on the receiving end of the worst consequences of a no deal.

Big Lottery Fund announce new NI Director

By NICVA 8 Jan 2019 Shauna O'Neill

The Big Lottery Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Beggs as the new Northern Ireland Director to lead on awarding National Lottery funding to support people and communities in Northern Ireland to thrive.

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths – Department publishes progress report on recommendations

By NICVA 20 Dec 2018 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health today (20 December) published an update report on progress with the implementation of recommendations from the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).

NICVA Universal Credit Roundtable Dicussion

By NICVA 20 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlister

On the 30 November, NICVA hosted a roundtable discussion session to discuss the current issues, impacts and future challenges in relation to the roll out of universal credit.

Briefing on Winter Health and Social Care Challenges

By NICVA 20 Dec 2018 Shauna O'Neill

The following briefing has been collated by the Health and Social Care Board.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 – Belfast City Hall, 24 January

By NICVA 17 Dec 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

HSC Transformation Programme Update - December 2018

By NICVA 17 Dec 2018 Shauna O'Neill

The Department of Health has provided an update on progress in health transformation including updates on workforce planning, progress of the 18/19 Transformation Fund and HSC planning for Brexit. 

Tips and tools to check links in emails without clicking

By NICVA 17 Dec 2018 Ian Kelly

Despite knowing all the perils of spam, phishing and malware-laden emails you will still get one that looks fairly good but you are rightfully suspicious and cautious of the content. What can you do to check for yourself?

Celebrating 80 Years of Voluntary Action

By NICVA 14 Dec 2018 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA marked 80 years on 7th December, with a conference to celebrate the vital role the voluntary and community sector has played and continues to play in our society.

NICVA adds signature to Letter for International Human Rights Day

By NICVA 11 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlister

10 December marked 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at the UN in December 1948. 

Public Affairs Forum: Tips for campaigning in the absence of the NI Assembly

By NICVA 11 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlister

On 4 December, NICVA held the first meeting of the revamped Public Affairs Forum. This Forum brings together people working in policy, public affairs and lobbying from the voluntary and community sector.

Recruiting Staff: GDPR and Criminal Convictions

By NICVA 7 Dec 2018 Bob Harper

Guidance for organisations who collect criminal records data in recruiting employees or volunteers.

Guest Blog: Ring out the old, ring in the new…

By NICVA 5 Dec 2018 Guest Author

A guest blog reflecting on the Fundraising Regulator's work with NI charities since March 2018 and its future plans.

Another buzz in East Belfast!

By NICVA 4 Dec 2018 Helen McLaughlin

Thursday 22 November saw yet another busy networking event take place in East Belfast as part of the SIF funded East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme.

Christmas Food Drive 2018 – Donations needed

By NICVA 4 Dec 2018 Shauna O'Neill

It’s the time of year again when NICVA will be participating in a food drive to support families living in North Belfast. 

NICVA Annual Report 2018

By NICVA 3 Dec 2018

Trustees' report and consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018

Work Christmas Parties and steps you can take to minimize the risk of an HR Hangover

By NICVA 28 Nov 2018 Joanne Duguid

This article provides a brief legal update and offers some practical advice to guide organisations through the festive party season.

The Next Chapter Project - One Year In

By NICVA 28 Nov 2018 Alexandra De La Torre

Since October 2017, NICVA has been involved as a partner of The Next Chapter Project. 

Learning from the members' day- building resilience and managing risk

By NICVA 27 Nov 2018 Sandra Bailie

It was great to see over 80 members at the Building resilience and managing risk members' event on 12 November in NICVA. It gave us the opportunity to network and learn from the experts to improve our organisations.


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