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By NICVA 29 Jun 2012

NICVA is recruiting a Skills Development Officer. This is a full-time, fixed term post, funded until March 2014. Salary equivalent to NJC points 29-31 (£24,646-26,276).


By NICVA 29 Jun 2012

NICVA is recruiting an Economic Research Officer. This is a full-time, fixed term 3 year post. Salary equivalent to NJC scale point 29-34 (£24,646 - £28,636).

Social Enterprise Awards Northern Ireland 2012

By NICVA 26 Jun 2012

The Social Enterprise Awards Northern Ireland 2012 gala awards ceremony will take place at Belfast Castle on Thursday 11 October 2012.The Awards highlight and promote excellence in the social economy sector acro

Joint Forum seeks new sector reps

By NICVA 26 Jun 2012

NICVA is currently seeking nominations from the voluntary and community sector to represent the sector at the Joint Government Voluntary and Community Sector Forum (Joint Forum).The Joint Forum Voluntary and Com

NICVA shortlisted for Irish News Awards

By NICVA 19 Jun 2012

NICVA is delighted to have been shortlisted under two categories for the 6th annual Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards: Work, Life & Wellbeing  (Small/Medium Organisation) & Best Place to Work (Small Organisation).

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

By NICVA 18 Jun 2012

Volunteer Now and NICVA have participated in assessing applications for these prestigious awards since the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service was established in 2002 and would like you to nominate your local volunteer groups now.

Sir Kenneth Branagh speaks to NICVA on his Knighthood

By NICVA 18 Jun 2012

Sir Kenneth Branagh speaks to NICVA about his recent Knighthood for services to drama and his community work in Northern Ireland.

Voluntary and community nominations sought for Social Investment Fund steering groups

By NICVA 15 Jun 2012

Applications are currently being sought for voluntary and community sector representatives to sit on the Social Investment Fund Steering Groups. The closing date is 29 June 2012.The Social Investment Fund (SIF) has been set up t

Sector rallies to mitigate worsening financial picture

By NICVA 14 Jun 2012

Almost half of NICVA member organisations report that their financial situation has worsened over the last 12 months. However, the latest Viewfinder results show that the sector has rallied to mitigate the worst of these problems.

NICVA has a Hearty Lunch

By NICVA 14 Jun 2012

As part of Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke (NICHS) Hearty Lunch fundraiser, NICVA staff tucked into an array of health treats today, Thursday 14 June.

Viewfinder 12

By NICVA 14 Jun 2012 Andrea Thornbury

This viewfinder survey focuses on the current economic environment and competition, the impact of public sector cuts, sources of income in the sector, training provision, social enterprises, staffing and volunteers.

Coca-Cola £103,000 fund deadline extended

By NICVA 7 Jun 2012

Coca-Cola has said the high level of interest in the 'Coca-Cola Thank You Fund' means they will now be accepting entries until midnight on 20 July. £103k/€125k is available to voluntary and community groups promoting active lifestyles throughout Ire

U turn on tax cap a major success for charities

By NICVA 31 May 2012

Chancellor George Osborne has today announced the dropping of plans to introduce a cap on tax relief on charitable giving, having listened to the views and strong objections from Charities.

‘Living Spaces’, Urban Stewardship and Design Manual for Northern Ireland consultation

By NICVA 31 May 2012

NICVA would like to invite members - and the wider voluntary and community sector - to submit an initial consultation response to inform the early stage of this design manual.

Five Nations representatives fight against fuel poverty at Stormont

By NICVA 29 May 2012

The Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Coalition, of which NICVA is a member, met Alex Maskey MLA at a Stormont event this week. It was attended by MLAs, MPs, local government, public bodies, health sector representatives and voluntary and community organis

A volunteer's experience at NICVA

By NICVA 29 May 2012

My name is Michael Cromie and I was assigned a voluntary post in the IT department at NICVA to learn how to use drupal - a content management system used by NICVA to manage their websites. The Cedar Foundation helped obtain this job

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme is a missed opportunity

By NICVA 23 May 2012

A government scheme to top-up small donations through Gift Aid misses the mark, according to NICVA's response. 

NI Assembly Open Data Service launched

By NICVA 22 May 2012

NICVA welcomes the Northern Ireland Assembly launch of the Open Data Project on 21 May 2012.  This first phase offers developers access to information about MLAs, Assembly questions and answers, names of Departments, Committees, Political Parties

Half price on NICVA's conference facilities

By NICVA 21 May 2012

NICVA is offering a 50% discount on its conference room hire for bookings in July and August.

Concerns about welfare reform raised at high level meeting with Lord Freud

By NICVA 21 May 2012 Lisa McElherron

Lord Freud, the Minister for Welfare Reform, was in NICVA on 18 May to meet with a range of voluntary and community organisations.

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