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State of the Sector VI

By NICVA 26 Apr 2012 Andrea Thornbury

NICVA is very pleased to announce that State of the Sector VI, the only comprehensive picture of the scale and scope of the economic activities of the Northern Ireland voluntary and community sector, is now available.

NICVA staff get set for Sunshine

By NICVA 26 Apr 2012

What are you doing on May Day? The Belfast City Marathon is one of the biggest fundraising events in Northern Ireland, attracting runners of all abilities to raise money for their chosen charities.  NICVA staff have entered relay teams to the


By NICVA 25 Apr 2012

On 24 April NICVA held ‘ActUpNI: Campaigning Lobbying and Dissent’ bringing the voluntary and community sector together to discuss the effectiveness of its campaigning and lobbying strategies, investigate what has worked, where improvements could b

NICVA hosts voluntary and community sector tweetup

By NICVA 20 Apr 2012

The pizza crumbs are barely hoovered up and already people are talking about the 'next Tweetup', after the success of the meeting hosted by NICVA on Wednesday for over 95 representatives of the voluntary and community sector on aspects of using social

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme consultation

By NICVA 20 Apr 2012

HMRC has launched a consultation to seek responses on the proposed ‘Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme’.

Assembly Extra gives insight to the work of the NI Assembly

By NICVA 20 Apr 2012

Go behind the scenes with this new web-based programme produced by the NI Assembly and find out, among other things, how a Bill becomes law.

Charity regulation and good governance seminars

By NICVA 19 Apr 2012 Denise Copeland

Now that the Charity Commission has its powers of investigation and enforcement, what does this mean in practice for charities on the ground? The Developing Governance Group, in association with the Charity Commission and loc

Shaping the Peace Programme: round table discussions

By NICVA 19 Apr 2012

NICVA would like to invite you to participate in a round table discussion on Shaping the Peace Programme and Role of the voluntary and community sector.

CEE Bursary for Schumacher Ireland Summer School

By NICVA 18 Apr 2012

NICVA’s Centre for Economic Empowerment is pleased to announce bursaries of up to 95% for attendance at the Schumacher Ireland Summer School at Glencraig, Co Down from 11-15 June 2012. The theme of the

NJC Pay Freeze Likely to Continue for 2012/13

By NICVA 12 Apr 2012

The Local Government Association confirmed a pay freeze for 1.6 million local government employees for 2012/13.

Accountability of government under scrutiny at special seminar

By NICVA 5 Apr 2012

NICVA held a special fringe event today (Thursday 5 April) as part of the prestigious Political Studies Association conference, which was addressed by The Speaker of the House of Commons, Mr John Bercow and The Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza.

Top Ten Findings State of the Sector 6

By NICVA 4 Apr 2012 Rachel Shannon

State of the Sector VI provides high level statistics on the various types of resources available to the sector and the relationship between voluntary and community organisations, government, funders and the general public.

NICVA backs the 'Give it back George' campaign

By NICVA 2 Apr 2012

NICVA has recently added its name to the Give it back George campaign, which is calling on the Chancellor to reverse his decision and exempt charitable donations from the plans to cap personal tax reliefs.

State of the Sector VI

By NICVA 1 Apr 2012 Andrea Thornbury

State of the Sector VI provides a comprehensive picture of the scale and scope of the economic activities of the Northern Ireland voluntary and community sector.

Sector Matters - Redundancy and ‘Winding up’ advice

By NICVA 30 Mar 2012

In the current climate organisations may be in the unfortunate position of having to make staff redundant or even go so far as closing down the organisation itself, known as ‘winding-up’.  Sector Matters has drafted some overview advice for th

Re-Advertisment Economic Analyst

By NICVA 30 Mar 2012

ECONOMIC ANALYST CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (REF: EA2’12) Full-time, fixed term 3 years post.  Salary equivalent to NJC points 29-31 (£24,646 - £26,276 Candidates will normally be appointed on the first point of the scale). 

Red tape and bureaucracy on agenda in Assembly

By NICVA 27 Mar 2012 Lisa McElherron

Minister for Social Development, Nelson McCausland, referred to work to cut bureaucracy and red tape in government funding during a report on his involvement in the British Irish Council meeting on social inclusion.

[email protected] 2.0 project seeking participants

By NICVA 26 Mar 2012

As part of NICVA's involvement with Reaching Out: Connecting Older People, we're glad to share news from EGSA, who are looking for participants for the pilot programme of [email protected] 2.0.

A look at the 2012 Budget

By NICVA 22 Mar 2012

Taking a step back from the detail of the budget it is perhaps worth looking at what it affirmed or changed in the bigger picture of the UK economy and public finances.

Viewfinder 11

By NICVA 14 Mar 2012 Andrea Thornbury

This viewfinder survey focuses on collaborative working and competition, the impact of public sector cuts and sources of income, as well as staffing and volunteers.

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