Insight and latest updates from our team

Trustees Week 2022

By NICVA 4 Nov 2022 Denise Copeland

Trustees' Week takes place in the second week of November this year.  It is a time to recognise and value the work that thousands of trustees contribute to charities large and small. 

NJC 2022 - 2023 PAY UPDATE

By NICVA 3 Nov 2022 Eamonn McKee

The 2022 pay award has been agreed with trade unions.

NICVA’s journey to reducing its environmental impacts

By NICVA 25 Oct 2022 Denise Copeland

Climate change is affecting every citizen on this planet and many of us will already have made changes in our personal lives to reduce our environmental impact, but could our organisations be doing more to help reduce our impact?

Making a Sustainable Difference in your Organisation

By NICVA 25 Oct 2022 Jocelyn Horton

The environment affects all aspects of our lives and there are numerous benefits for organisations to address environmental issues such as improved finances and greater appeal for employees, supporters and funders.

Finance Minister Holds Consultation Event at NICVA on Devolving Fiscal Powers

By NICVA 25 Oct 2022 Geoff Nuttall

On Tuesday 25 October, Finance Minister, Conor Murphy, and officials from his department held a sector consultation roundtable at NICVA on devolving more powers to the NI government to raise revenue from taxes

Supporting our sector through the cost-of-living crisis

By NICVA 24 Oct 2022 Sandra Bailie

In the midst of the cost-of-living crisis our communities need our sector more than ever before. However, voluntary and community organisations are facing unprecedented challenges. This article outlines the support that NICVA provides.

Cost of Living Crisis- Key Asks

By NICVA 20 Oct 2022 Eva Henderson

NICVA is seeking meetings with Ministers on the impacts of the cost of living crisis on the voluntary and community sector following discussions with sector representatives and relevant Government Departments.

Learning together: Why use an outcome-based approach (OBA)

By NICVA 17 Oct 2022 Leeann Kelly

In recent times there has been increasing interest in outcomes-based approaches (OBA), evidenced by the endorsement of OBA in the draft Programme for Government. But what does OBA really mean?  

Northern Ireland Energy Bill Relief Scheme for non-domestic customers

By NICVA 12 Oct 2022 Eamonn McKee

The UK Government has published details on how the energy support scheme which will help charities in Northern Ireland this winter.  Discounts will be applied between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 23.

Good governance and charity regulation update seminars

By NICVA 12 Oct 2022 Denise Copeland

The Developing Governance Group in association with the Charity Commission would like to invite you to free seminars focusing on governance and an update on charity regulation. 

Members of the DfC Anti-Poverty Strategy Co-Design Group produce Key Recommendations Paper

By NICVA 10 Oct 2022 Kathy Maguire

Members of the Department for Communities (DfC) Anti-Poverty Strategy Co Design Group have produced a position paper detailing their key recommendations for the development of a Northern Ireland Anti-Poverty Strategy.

NICVA Policy & Public Affairs Team Update Jul-Sep 22

By NICVA 10 Oct 2022 Geoff Nuttall

Read here how NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs Team is working to support and represent the voluntary and community sector during these difficult times

iCommunity: A Vision for Addressing Challenges on our Shared Island

By NICVA 4 Oct 2022 Suzanne Thompson

The Wheel and the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) launched iCommunity: A Vision for Addressing Challenges on our Shared Island in Dublin on 3 October.

NICVA joins joint EU-UK call for constructive dialogue to resolve issues including NI protocol

By NICVA 4 Oct 2022 Geoff Nuttall

On Monday, NICVA joined EU and UK civil society representatives to agree a joint public statement on the vital importance of resolving EU-UK co-operation issues including the NI protocol through constructive dialogue

Joint Forum Voluntary and Community Sector Representatives hold Panel meeting & agree Position Statement on the Cost-of-Living Crisis

By NICVA 26 Sep 2022 Kathy Maguire

Earlier this month, the Joint Forums Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Panel held their most recent VCS Panel meeting and had a full agenda to consider, including agreement of a VCS Panel Position Statement on the current Cost of Living Crisis.

DIY committee guide, revamped and launched

By NICVA 21 Sep 2022 Denise Copeland

The revamped DIY committee guide website was launched at a special seminar on 20 September by the Developing Governance Group.

Cost of Living Crisis - Survey Summary

By NICVA 15 Sep 2022

NICVA is using the information from our surveys to influence government. We are focussed on the impact on people, but also on voluntary and community organisation's and their capacity to deliver support to those most in need.

Guest Blog: Workplace Wellbeing – Is it another thing to add to the list?

By NICVA 8 Sep 2022 Susan Glass

Catherine Murnin from The Wellbeing Pathway outlines the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, why we should be talking about it, some of the barriers and enablers, and the actions organisations can take.

CFNI Funded Groups Explore Wellness and Connection in the Workplace

By NICVA 5 Sep 2022 Susan Glass

Thursday 1 September 2022 saw the first in a series of Learning Events, delivered as part of the CFNI Capacity Building Accelerator and Mentoring Programme.

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