Insight and latest updates from our team

What does a no-deal Brexit mean?

By NICVA 30 Aug 2018 Siobhan McAlister

Last week, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab published guidance setting out some of the things that a no deal Brexit could mean for people, businesses and industry in the UK. 

The Secretary of State needs to act, today, to restore decision making in Northern Ireland 

By NICVA 24 Aug 2018 Neil Wilson

NICVA has today warned the Secretary of State that the ‘hands off’ approach to governing Northern Ireland is failing.

#NICVAPeople - a minute with Siobhán McAlister

By NICVA 24 Aug 2018 Neil Wilson

The first in our #NICVAPeople series sees us interview Siobhán McAlister.

The Roughest Form of Justice

By ScopeNI 24 Aug 2018 Nick Garbutt

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement so-called punishment beatings are on the rise.

Data Protection Toolkit - Protecting children's data

By NICVA 23 Aug 2018 Bob Harper

Here are some things you might have questions about if your charity or community group collects or uses personal information about children.

Access to online training for East Belfast Participants

By NICVA 23 Aug 2018 Mary McCaughey

Do you struggle to attend training sessions during the day due to other commitments? Would you rather learn in your own time at your own pace? Then our online training options may be for you. 

Benefits of a coaching approach to managing people.

By NICVA 20 Aug 2018 Sandra Bailie

Ever thought of using coaching and mentoring as a way of developing and managing your staff/volunteers? Coaching and mentoring can increase staff/volunteer effectiveness and improve organisational performance. 

9 tips for engaging with the media

By NICVA 15 Aug 2018 Neil Wilson

MediaConnect exists to help you tell your stories in the media.

Belfast City Council launches consultation on its draft Developer Contributions Framework

By NICVA 13 Aug 2018 Philip Mynes

Belfast City Council has today (13 August) published its draft Developer Contributions Framework, along with with a 12-week consultation into the document.

Aviva Community Fund 2018

By NICVA 13 Aug 2018 Lynn Kennedy

The Aviva Community Fund is back for 2018 providing funding and support for local projects across the UK.  Could this year be your organisation's turn for funding?

Joint Forum Meeting June 2018

By NICVA 9 Aug 2018 Siobhan McAlister

The second Joint Forum meeting of the year took place on 19th June in the East Belfast Network Centre. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations and the public sector.

NICVA Staff Privacy Notice

By NICVA 9 Aug 2018 Bob Harper

This Privacy Notice is for job applicants and NICVA staff, including volunteers. It explains how personal data is used to recruit staff, manage the employment relationship and meet our legal obligations.

Northern Ireland, the Fundraising Regulator and the Code of Fundraising Practice...

By NICVA 2 Aug 2018 Lynn Kennedy

Since 2017 all fundraising in NI has come under the remit of the Fundraising Regulator and its Code of Fundraising Practice. This article looks at what this means in practice.

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launches inquiry into education funding

By NICVA 2 Aug 2018 Philip Mynes

The Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee has launched its second inquiry of the summer, this time on funding priorities for Education. 

Policy Impact Hub case study: WWF Energy Efficiency Rate Rebate Scheme

By NICVA 31 Jul 2018 Philip Mynes

This case study explains how the WWF played a role in the creation of Northern Ireland's first ever energy efficiency and zero-carbon homes rate rebate incentive scheme .

July Brexit Update: White Paper, Resignations and No Deal Preparations

By NICVA 31 Jul 2018 Siobhan McAlister

As July draws to a close, it has been yet another turbulent month in the Brexit process.

Data Protection Toolkit - Dealing with a Subject Access Request

By NICVA 31 Jul 2018 Bob Harper

Subject Access Requests are made by a person whose data you process to a request a copy of their own information. You need to have procedures in place to be able to identify and respond to these requests within one month.

Data Protection Toolkit - Data Protection Policy

By NICVA 27 Jul 2018 Bob Harper

A Data Protection Policy (not to be confused with a Privacy Policy or Privacy Notice) is an internal policy which outlines your organisation's approach to protection data.

Acting in Good Faith - A case study on St Vincent de Paul Maghera

By NICVA 27 Jul 2018 Una McKernan

This is the latest case study as part of our work supporting faith based organisations through the Department for Communities Regional Infrastructure Support Programme.

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launches inquiry into health and social care funding

By NICVA 27 Jul 2018 Philip Mynes

The Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into 'Funding priorities for the 2018-19 Budget: Health'.


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