Insight and latest updates from our team

The poorest and families with children will be hit the hardest

By NICVA 22 Oct 2010

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has called the budget "regressive".

Simply managing cuts is not acceptable for the people of Northern Ireland

By NICVA 20 Oct 2010 Lisa McElherron

Speaking after the Spending Review announcement NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey said “Today’s announcement confirms our worst fears. The real term reduction in the block grant will be felt in every home

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson talked about smart solutions and budget plans

By NICVA 14 Oct 2010 Lisa McElherron

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson told a packed audience in NICVA that the voluntary and community sector is "well placed to offer attractive and innovative solutions that will not only save money, but also provide better services for the peopl

CSR briefing with DETI

By NICVA 11 Oct 2010

The latest in the series of NICVA’s Comprehensive Spending Review events with officials from the Department for Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) saw the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mr David Sterli

CSR briefing with DCAL

By NICVA 6 Oct 2010

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) was the latest department to take part in NICVA’s Smart Solutions in Tough Times series of events. The meetings are a part of Vital Links, a project funded by PEACE III.

Report from CSR event with the Department of the Environment

By NICVA 5 Oct 2010

NICVA hosted another of its Comprehensive Spending Review events with officials from the Department of the Environment (DOE). The events are part of Vital Links, a project funded by PEACE III.

All Party Group impressed by sector’s contribution

By NICVA 4 Oct 2010

The All Party Group on the Voluntary and Community Sector held its Annual General Meeting at Stormont on 28 September. The group agreed to propose a motion calling the Executive to ensure that the voluntary and community sector is not subject to dispro

NICVA delegation met with First Minister and deputy First Minister at Stormont

By NICVA 4 Oct 2010 Seamus McAleavey

NICVA Executive Committee members, Bob Stronge Chair, Marie Cavanagh vice Chair, Liz Cuddy Executive Committee and Seamus McAleavey Chief Executive met with Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness on Thursday 30 September at Stormont Castle.

Northern Ireland Giving Survey 2010

By NICVA 1 Oct 2010 Andrea Thornbury

NICVA’s latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland suggests that the number of individuals giving to charity, and the amounts donors are giving, have remained steady despite the recession.

Equality Champion Programme

By NICVA 29 Sep 2010

In partnership with NICVA, the Equality Commission is delivering a modular programme of five seminars aimed at assisting voluntary sector employers to meet their responsibilities under employment equality legislation.

Grievance Procedure

By NICVA 29 Sep 2010 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy regarding grievance procedures.

Draft Programme for Cohesion, Sharing and Integration issued for consultation

By NICVA 20 Sep 2010

The long anticipated draft Programme for Cohesion, Sharing and Integration has been issued for consultation. As part of the consultation, sectoral meetings are in the process of being arranged under the following categories: Academics, Victims and Surv

Voluntary and community sector receives positive report from NI Audit Office

By NICVA 15 Sep 2010 Lisa McElherron

The Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr Kieran Donnelly, has today issued a report to the Assembly on Creating Effective Partnerships between Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector. The report, which draws on NICVA research findings

Big Lottery Fund grant holders to benefit from development and support programme

By NICVA 15 Sep 2010 Sandra Bailie

A further seven organisations have been awarded a Reaching Communities NI grant from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

CSR briefing with DARD

By NICVA 9 Sep 2010

As part of the Smart Solutions in Tough Times series, NICVA hosted officials from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) who presented a briefing on the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Minister speaks to the sector on spending pressures

By NICVA 7 Sep 2010 Lisa McElherron

At a packed meeting in NICVA over 150 people from the voluntary and community sector heard DSD Minister Alex Attwood say that "the community and voluntary sector is frontline activity in areas where communities are in stress."  The Minister sai

Draft Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

By NICVA 7 Sep 2010

The Labour Relations Agency has published, for consultation, a Draft Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

Smart Solutions campaign to hear from Minister

By NICVA 5 Sep 2010 Lisa McElherron

The voluntary and community sector continues its Smart Solutions in Tough Times campaign with a seminar in which the Social Development Minister, Alex Attwood MLA, will be invited to lay out his plans to protect vital services for vulnerable people. Th

CSR briefing with DRD

By NICVA 3 Sep 2010

Over 50 people attended the latest meeting in NICVA’s CSR briefing series. On this occasion it was DRD’s turn to outline their priorities in roads, public utilities and public transport.

CSR briefing with OFMdFM

By NICVA 26 Aug 2010

As part of the Smart Solutions in Tough Times series, NICVA hosted officials from the Office of the First and deputy First Minister, who presented a briefing on the Comprehensive Spending Review.

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