Insight and latest updates from our team

Brexit and Your Rights webinar

By NICVA 10 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

With the deadline of 31st December just around the corner, our recent webinar “Brexit and Your Rights” examined how the rights of people living in Northern Ireland could be impacted by the exit of the UK.

Ní Chuilín announces £11.7million support for charities

By NICVA 9 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced a second phase of the Covid-19 Charities Fund.

NICVA joins urgent call for NI loneliness strategy

By NICVA 9 Dec 2020 Kathy Maguire

Loneliness has a real cost and affects people of all ages. It is something we’re all likely to experience at some point in our lives, including when becoming a carer or parent, following bereavement or during ill health.

Preparing to Tender - webinar recording and resources

By NICVA 7 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

On 3 December Úna McKernan from NICVA delivered a webinar on Preparing to Tender as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities (DfC). 

Online fundraising events webinar (Skills Match) resources and recording

By NICVA 4 Dec 2020 Sandra Bailie

Online events webinar with guest speakers from Graham Group,Cancer Focus NI and Volunteer Now was held on 1 Dec as part of Skills Match. 

£25m Sport Sustainability Fund launches

By NICVA 4 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced that the £25M Sports Sustainability Fund is opening today (4 December).

Covid Collaborations: How voluntary & community sector/researcher partnership projects are helping those impacted by Covid

By NICVA 3 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

During the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic many organisations and businesses face unprecedented changes and obstacles to their normal work. 

Webinar: The UK Points Based Immigration System: Practical Impacts for Northern Ireland businesses (Employers)

By NICVA 30 Nov 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

On Thursday 10th December, The Department for the Economy are holding a webinar focusing on helping Northern Ireland businesses prepare for the practical implications of the UK’s new Points-Based Immigration System.

Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants’ Stories

By NICVA 30 Nov 2020 Mary McCaughey

The Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP) is part of the Peace IV funded Belfast City Council Transform for Change (TfC) programme

QUB Students available for internship or placement opportunities

By NICVA 30 Nov 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Level 3 QUB politics students are keen to gain first hand experience in the voluntary and community sector. Would your organisation be interested in hosting some of them in January 2021? 

Guidance on the latest coronavirus restrictions in NI

By NICVA 27 Nov 2020 Alex Hastings

The guidance produced by the Northern Ireland Executive sets out the coronavirus restrictions taking effect from 11 December 2020.

The Post-Brexit Scheme All Voluntary and Community Organisations Should Register For

By NICVA 26 Nov 2020 Geoff Nuttall

If you thought getting Brexit ready was just for businesses, think again.  From 1st January 2021, any NI voluntary/community organisation buying or selling any goods from/to GB will need a special 'EORI' registration number.  More here -

RSPB NI launch 5 Point Green Recovery Plan for NI’s Economy and Environment

By NICVA 25 Nov 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

The RSPB NI have recently launched their 5 point Green Recovery Plan for a post-Covid 19 Northern Ireland.

Brexit 2020: Where are we now? The future UK / EU relationship and the protocol

By NICVA 25 Nov 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

The webinar “Brexit 2020: Where are we now? The future UK / EU relationship and the protocol” will take place on Thursday 3rd December, 12:30pm-1:30pm.

Places of Worship set to close for two weeks on 27th November 2020

By NICVA 23 Nov 2020 Lynda Gould

Junior Minister Lyons called a meeting early on Friday 20th November to explain the reasons for the closure of places of worship and answer questions. 

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story Michael O’Hara, Suffolk Lenadoon TLP Autumn 2020

By NICVA 23 Nov 2020 Mary McCaughey

Michael participated in the Suffolk/Lenadoon TLP. The course started in February 2020 and had completed only 3 days before the Covid-19 lockdown occurred, and the course was put on hold. It resumed again online and was completed in October 2020.

Updated Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance hub

By NICVA 20 Nov 2020 Eamonn McKee

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance has been updated to reflect the extension of the scheme until March 2021

Joint NICVA SCVO WCVA Position Statement on UK Shared Prosperity Fund

By NICVA 19 Nov 2020 Geoff Nuttall

This joint statement by NICVA and its sister Councils in Scotland and Wales (SCVO & WCVA) calls for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a fund designed to replace EU funding post-Brexit, to be devolved and rolled out according to five key principles

NICVA Calls on Chancellor to Devolve Post-Brexit Funding to NI

By NICVA 19 Nov 2020 Geoff Nuttall

NICVA and its sister Councils in Scotland and Wales have jointly written to the UK Chancellor calling for the devolution of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (designed to replace EU funding) to ensure it meets local needs 

Influencing, Lobbying and Campaigning under COVID - PAF Webinar Tuesday 8th December 2020, 2- 3pm approx

By NICVA 19 Nov 2020 Kathy Maguire

As COVID continues to dominate all our lives, both home and work, in this webinar we explore the impact of the pandemic on the VCSE sectors capacity to inform and influence public policy & decision making on key societal issues.

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