Insight and latest updates from our team

#NICVAPeople - a minute with Helen McLaughlin

By NICVA 26 Sep 2018 Neil Wilson

The second in our #NICVAPeople series sees us interview Helen McLaughlin.

September member visits

By NICVA 26 Sep 2018 Susan Coffey

Each month we plan to meet some of our members to find out more about what they do, what challenges they are facing and how NICVA can support them.

Payment in Lieu of Notice

By NICVA 25 Sep 2018 Joanne Duguid

As of April 2018 payments made in lieu of notice are now taxable. This article briefly defines 'Payment in Lieu of Notice', outlines when they might be used and advises of the tax changes that you may need to be aware of.

Save Childcare Vouchers!

By NICVA 19 Sep 2018 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA is urging people to join in Employers for Childcare's call to #SaveChildcareVouchers.

Secretary of State Karen Bradley visits NICVA for discussion on issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 18 Sep 2018 Neil Wilson

Secretary of State Karen Bradley met with NICVA on Monday 18 September to hear about the impact of the collapse of devolution on voluntary and community organisations.

Code of Fundraising Practice Consultation

By NICVA 10 Sep 2018 Lynn Kennedy

This guest blog by Stephen Service, Policy Manager, Fundraising Regulator explains just why the Code of Fundraising Practice is being reviewed and how you can help to make it easier to use.

Electoral Commission review of non-party campaigners guidance

By NICVA 7 Sep 2018 Neil Wilson

The Electoral Commission is seeking views on how it can improve its guidance for non-party campaigners.

More questions than answers - NICVA's response to the Secretary of State's statement

By NICVA 6 Sep 2018 Philip Mynes

Today (6 September), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP, made an oral statement to the House of Commons regarding the ongoing political situation.

Northern Ireland Future Agricultural Policy Framework

By NICVA 4 Sep 2018 Siobhan McAlister

DAERA has launched a consultation on a future agricultural policy framework for Northern Ireland.

What does a no-deal Brexit mean?

By NICVA 30 Aug 2018 Siobhan McAlister

Last week, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab published guidance setting out some of the things that a no deal Brexit could mean for people, businesses and industry in the UK. 

The Secretary of State needs to act, today, to restore decision making in Northern Ireland 

By NICVA 24 Aug 2018 Neil Wilson

NICVA has today warned the Secretary of State that the ‘hands off’ approach to governing Northern Ireland is failing.

#NICVAPeople - a minute with Siobhán McAlister

By NICVA 24 Aug 2018 Neil Wilson

The first in our #NICVAPeople series sees us interview Siobhán McAlister.

The Roughest Form of Justice

By ScopeNI 24 Aug 2018 Nick Garbutt

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement so-called punishment beatings are on the rise.

Data Protection Toolkit - Protecting children's data

By NICVA 23 Aug 2018 Bob Harper

Here are some things you might have questions about if your charity or community group collects or uses personal information about children.

Access to online training for East Belfast Participants

By NICVA 23 Aug 2018 Mary McCaughey

Do you struggle to attend training sessions during the day due to other commitments? Would you rather learn in your own time at your own pace? Then our online training options may be for you. 

Benefits of a coaching approach to managing people.

By NICVA 20 Aug 2018 Sandra Bailie

Ever thought of using coaching and mentoring as a way of developing and managing your staff/volunteers? Coaching and mentoring can increase staff/volunteer effectiveness and improve organisational performance. 

9 tips for engaging with the media

By NICVA 15 Aug 2018 Neil Wilson

MediaConnect exists to help you tell your stories in the media.

Belfast City Council launches consultation on its draft Developer Contributions Framework

By NICVA 13 Aug 2018 Philip Mynes

Belfast City Council has today (13 August) published its draft Developer Contributions Framework, along with with a 12-week consultation into the document.

Aviva Community Fund 2018

By NICVA 13 Aug 2018 Lynn Kennedy

The Aviva Community Fund is back for 2018 providing funding and support for local projects across the UK.  Could this year be your organisation's turn for funding?

Joint Forum Meeting June 2018

By NICVA 9 Aug 2018 Siobhan McAlister

The second Joint Forum meeting of the year took place on 19th June in the East Belfast Network Centre. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations and the public sector.


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