Insight and latest updates from our team

Important PAYE information

By NICVA 9 Jan 2012

HMRC appears to be becoming more stringent in the application penalty charges for employers who haven't ensured that payments are made in time to clear on due dates.

Your free Vital Links to getting to know the Assembly

By NICVA 6 Jan 2012

If you want to benefit from a better understanding of how the NI Assembly works, as well as more, positive, engagement with key institutions, sign up for the next Get to know the Assembly session.

NICVA Christmas closing dates

By NICVA 21 Dec 2011

The Executive Committee and staff of NICVA would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have been proud to support and learn from you all throughout 2011 and look forward to continuing to do so in 2012. NICVA's prem

Review of the year 2011

By NICVA 19 Dec 2011

Taking a look at 2011 and how NICVA has been working to support and promote voluntary and community organisations in a challenging year.

Review 2011: Supporting a changing sector

By NICVA 15 Dec 2011 Lisa McElherron

2011 saw the launch of the Government and Voluntary and Community Sector Concordat, which aims to strengthen the relationship between the sector and government.

Review 2011: Developing and informing the sector

By NICVA 15 Dec 2011 Lisa McElherron

The NICVA Charity Advice team and our partners in the Developing Governance Group joined the NI Charity Commission to host six Good Governance road shows across NI.

Review 2011: Influence, advocacy and political engagement

By NICVA 15 Dec 2011 Lisa McElherron

NICVA's policy fora and other leading organisations were mobilised in late February to produce the 2011 Policy Manifesto which was launched at a pre-election hustings event. A comparative analysis of the manifesto with political parties' manifestos sho

Review 2011: Leading the big debates

By NICVA 15 Dec 2011 Lisa McElherron

2011 began with a series of consultation meetings on the budget as hundreds of people from across the sector gathered to learn more about departmental priorities and explore what they meant for people in Northern Ireland.

The difference support from CollaborationNI can make to your organisation

By NICVA 12 Dec 2011

Maeve Monaghan, CEO of NOW, spoke to CollaborationNI Co-ordinator Leeann Kelly about her involvement in the programme and her wider thoughts on collaboration. NOW, along with partners Stepping Stones and The Orchardville Society, registered an interest

Walled City Partnership - a journey to sharing premises and services

By CollaborationNI 11 Dec 2011 Debi Madden

This case study examines the formation of the Walled City Community Partnership. Organisations with a shared ethos, all facing financial challenges worked together to create shared premises, develop shared services and ensure their survival.

Fuel allowance payment announcement welcomed, warmly

By NICVA 8 Dec 2011

NICVA welcomes today’s announcement of a one-off Executive funded fuel allowance payment. The initiative will support older people, cancer sufferers and individuals receiving a number of income based benefits.

New video highlights: 'Creating the good economy'

By NICVA 8 Dec 2011

If you missed NICVA's Centre for Economic Empowerment conference, 'Creating the good economy', or if you were there and want to revisit some of the day's speeches, we've made a new video available.

Work and Cancer Toolkit

By NICVA 8 Dec 2011

Macmillan Cancer has launched an excellent Work and Cancer Toolkit.

FALNI presents case to Assembly Committee

By NICVA 7 Dec 2011

At First Steps Women's Centre in Dungannon today, FALNI, the voluntary forum representing the interests of adult learners in Northern Ireland, met the Assembly's Committee for Employment and Learning.

Celebrating Sporting Volunteers

By NICVA 2 Dec 2011

As part of the European Year of Volunteering NICVA, the Northern Ireland Sports Forum and Volunteer Now hosted a half day conference to celebrate the impact of volunteering in sport. The event showcased the economic and tourism benefits as well as high

Economic Strategy: priorities for sustainable growth and prosperity

By NICVA 25 Nov 2011

The Minister for Enterprise Trade and Investment has published the Northern Ireland Executive’s draft Economic Strategy, which sets out the Executive’s plan to grow a prosperous local economy over the short, medium and longer term to 2030. The Exec

All Party Group on Voluntary and Community Sector discusses tackling unemployment

By NICVA 23 Nov 2011

The All Party Group met on Tuesday 22 November and heard from Springboard Opportunities, The Prince’s Trust and NOW Project on what each organisation is doing to help the people they work with to gain employment.

Masterclass studies gender budget analysis

By NICVA 22 Nov 2011

On Friday 18 November the Centre for Economic Empowerment’s third masterclass examined the important and emerging field of gender budget analysis. The seminar was addressed by Professor Ailsa McKay of Glasgow Caledonian University, a leading authorit

Reaching Out: Connecting Older People grant holders

By NICVA 22 Nov 2011

NICVA held its second grant holders information session on Monday 21 November, for another five groups who have awarded grants from the Big Lottery fund’s Reaching Out:  Connecting Older People programme.

'Prevention is better than cure' - linking our wellbeing with our environment

By NICVA 17 Nov 2011

The Sustainability and Environmental policy forum, facilitated by NICVA's Vital Links project, is this month aiming to raise awareness of the inextricable link between the environment and sustainability and our physical and mental wellbeing.

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