Insight and latest updates from our team

New Fire Regulations for Employers

By NICVA 16 Feb 2011

From 15 November 2010 all non-domestic premises must hold a valid Fire Safety Risk Assessment.

Carrying Out a Redundancy

By NICVA 16 Feb 2011

Many organisations may be facing the ending of fixed term contracts or redundancies at the end of March 2011.

Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband writes to NICVA about a new initiative on civil society

By NICVA 14 Feb 2011 Seamus McAleavey

Ed Miliband has asked his shadow Cabinet Office team to carry out a policy review into civil society.

Management training reaching out to voluntary and community sector groups

By NICVA 10 Feb 2011

Twelve participants from another nine organisations across Northern Ireland have commenced the Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) level 3 in First Line Management (FLM) as part of the Reaching Communities NI Support and Development

First independent analysis of draft Budget released

By NICVA 9 Feb 2011

The only comprehensive, independent review of the NI Executive's draft Budget, currently out for consultation, highlights gaps in departmental spending plans.

Ministers and civil society leaders meet in NICVA to discuss economy

By NICVA 3 Feb 2011 Lisa McElherron

The First and deputy First Ministers and their Executive colleagues, Ministers Gildernew, Murphy, Poots, Wilson and Junior Minister Newton joined representatives from the voluntary and community sector, trade unions and business for the fifth meeting o

DHSSPS acknowledges the essential role of the voluntary and community sector

By NICVA 2 Feb 2011

NICVA’s departmental Budget Consultations are now well underway and the eighth meeting in the series was held on Wednesday 26 January. The Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety gave an overview of the Department's budget to a full

Voluntary and community sector leads the way with family friendly benefits and a motivated workforce

By NICVA 2 Feb 2011

Recent research carried out by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action has found that although workers in the voluntary and community sector earn slightly less than the NI average, organisations attract employees with their favourable terms a

Seminar offers low cost Smart Solutions

By NICVA 2 Feb 2011

The recent Smart Solutions seminar “Big efficiencies and low cost solutions” offered voluntary and community organisations the opportunity to consider how leading edge technologies could transform their business.

Some DOE programmes facing suspension after budget

By NICVA 1 Feb 2011

The sixth government department to discuss the proposed budget cuts as part of NICVA’s series of consultation meetings was the Department of the Environment. Cynthia Smith, Deputy Secretary of Corporate Services and Road Safety.

Mark of Excellence for NICVA

By NICVA 28 Jan 2011 Una McKernan

NICVA is delighted to be awarded a Mark of Excellence for its commitment to quality at a Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on Thursday 28 January 2011 at the Ramada Hotel, Belfast.

Funding cuts to sector feature on Hearts and Minds

By NICVA 28 Jan 2011 Lisa McElherron

Award winning journalist Julia Paul presented a package on cuts to the voluntary and community sector on the BBC programme Hearts and Minds

Youth charities join forces

By NICVA 27 Jan 2011

In the current economic climate, the sector is under increasing pressure to consider alternative ways of working, including working collaboratively with other organisations in the delivery of their key services.

DCAL anticipates cuts across the board

By NICVA 25 Jan 2011

Continuing NICVA’s series of consultation meetings with central government departments, the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure presented to a crowded room to discuss the potential impact of the draft budget.

DSD outlines Minister's spending priorities

By NICVA 25 Jan 2011

The Department for Social Development was the third government department to present at NICVA's series of budget consultation meetings.

Minister seeks views on DSD draft Budget and Concordat

By NICVA 20 Jan 2011

Alex Attwood MLA, Minister for Social Development, has organised a series of meetings designed to discuss the impact of the draft DSD Budget with voluntary and community organisations.

DFP explains that many challenges lie ahead

By NICVA 19 Jan 2011

In our continuing budget consultation meetings with individual Government departments, Mike Brennan and Jeff McGuinness attended on behalf of the Department of Finance and Personnel.

For everything that matters ...

By NICVA 17 Jan 2011

Are you preparing for the new financial year or considering the impact of potential cuts in funding? Do you need support in specific areas of your organisation such as Finance or HR? Have you considered external support and help?

Nineteen NI charities have the Will to Give

By NICVA 17 Jan 2011

Northern Ireland charities joined forces today at NICVA to form a new organisation called Will to Give. The new organisation aims to raise awareness with the general public about leaving charitable donations in a will.

CollaborationNI: a new programme to support partnerships, collaboration and mergers

By NICVA 17 Jan 2011

NICVA is delighted to announce the launch of a partnership between NICVA, CO3 and Stellar Leadership to deliver a partnerships, collaboration and mergers support programme. CollaborationNI will serve the Northern Ireland voluntary and community sect

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