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Data Protection Toolkit - Templates and Guidance

By NICVA 14 May 2018 Bob Harper

Our guidance addresses some common themes for data protection in the voluntary and community sector. We've created some templates as a starting point for you to work with.

Data Protection Toolkit - Document your processing activities

By NICVA 13 May 2018 Bob Harper

It is a legal requirement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to keep a clear record of your processing activities. This resource explains what to do and provides templates for you to get started.

The Revolution is Coming: Are we ready?

By NICVA 10 May 2018 Geoff Nuttall

NICVA intern Miao Sun's report on how the new technological 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' will impact on jobs, society and the future of the sector.

Data Protection Toolkit - Frequently Asked Questions

By NICVA 9 May 2018 Bob Harper

A number of common scenarios and questions that we have received on GDPR and data protection.

Data Protection Toolkit - Further Guidance

By NICVA 8 May 2018 Bob Harper

More resources on GDPR and data protection, including sub-sector specific information.

Data Protection Toolkit - Legitimate Interests Assessment & Template

By NICVA 8 May 2018 Bob Harper

Legitimate interests is one of six lawful basis set out in the GDPR to justify the processing of personal data (data relating to an individual from which that individual can be identified).

Guest blog: Investing for your charity

By NICVA 2 May 2018 Guest Author

Philip Keers, outgoing Chairman of the Northern Ireland Central Investment Fund for Charities, highlights the benefits for local charities.

A buzz in East Belfast

By NICVA 30 Apr 2018 Helen McLaughlin

There was great excitement in the air as voluntary and community organisations in East Belfast attended the East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme’s first networking event on Tuesday 24 April.

NJC Payscales 2018 – 2020

By NICVA 27 Apr 2018 Eamonn McKee

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services has confirmed the pay deal, setting new pay rates from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019.

Data Protection Toolkit - Getting Started

By NICVA 26 Apr 2018 Bob Harper

Your first steps to compliance with GDPR. This guide focuses on what you need to know and focus on now, with signposting to more practical advice and resources.

Featured Member: The Stroke Association

By NICVA 26 Apr 2018 Neil Wilson

Each May, NICVA member. the Stroke Association runs their annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple, where friends, families, businesses and communities are invited to show their support for people affected by stroke. 

Data Protection Toolkit - Glossary

By NICVA 25 Apr 2018 Bob Harper

A GDPR jargon-buster that covers the key topics in data protection.

Joint Forum Meeting March 2018

By NICVA 24 Apr 2018 Siobhan McAlister

The first Joint Forum meeting of the year took place on 26th March 2018 in NICVA. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations, local and central government departments.

Joint Forum Vacancy

By NICVA 16 Apr 2018 Siobhan McAlister

The Joint Forum voluntary and community panel seeks a new sector representative in light of a vacancy.

Good governance and charity reporting

By NICVA 13 Apr 2018 Denise Copeland

The Developing Governance Group has arranged two further good governance and charity reporting seminars with the Charity Commission and local support networks in both Omagh and Newry. 

National Minimum and Living Wage rates increase - 2018

By NICVA 11 Apr 2018 Joanne Duguid

The national minimum wage and national living wage rates will increase on 1 April 2018

Review of Adult Social Care – power to carers? An event summary

By NICVA 9 Apr 2018 Philip Mynes

On Monday 12 March, the Coalition of Carers’ Organisations NI, with NICVA and DetailData, hosted an event assessing the potential impact on carers from the Review of Adult Social Care.

Featured Member: Autism NI

By NICVA 6 Apr 2018 Neil Wilson

26 March - 2 April is World Autism Awareness Week. To mark the week, NICVA Member Autism NI is launching their new ‘Making Sense of Autism’ campaign.

NICVA's #ConversationZone this weekend at #SDLP18

By NICVA 5 Apr 2018 Philip Mynes

NICVA's Conversation Zone returns this Saturday (7 April) at the SDLP's annual conference at Titanic Belfast.

NICVA Partners with Legal-Island to Provide Online GDPR Training

By NICVA 27 Mar 2018 Neil Wilson

NICVA has partnered with leading compliance firm, Legal-Island, to offer its member organisations cost-effective online training on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


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