Investing in Society

Through this campaign, NICVA is seeking to ensure that the sector has a real say in the shape of future investment and that future funding mechanisms are transparent and consistent for all.

NICVA is seeking to ensure that future public funding, budgeting, and programmes, including support provided to the sector through grants and contracts, is focussed and prioritised on the effective delivery of positive outcomes for society, through appropriate mechanisms that meet real needs.

Research and Reports

The Impact of Welfare Reform on Northern Ireland Report Cover

The Impact of Welfare Reform on Northern Ireland

This report estimates how the programme of welfare reform that began in 2010 impacts on Northern Ireland.

Updates

The 2021-22 Budget - Less for the Same or More for What Works?

The draft NI Public Budget for 2021-22 and a number of departmental budget proposals are out for consultation.  Will this result in less money for the same things or more for what is needed and what works? 

Latest on Department for Communities Budget

Read here how the current proposals for the Department for Communities budget if implemented could leave major funding shortfalls in wide range of areas 

Citizen participation portal “Your Say Belfast” recently launched by Belfast City Council

Belfast City Council have recently launched a new online citizen engagement platform, Your Say Belfast with the aim of enabling easier access to the policy development process.

Representatives sought for Belfast Community Planning VCSE Sectoral Advisory Panel

NICVA is seeking nominations for representatives to sit on a new VCSE Sectoral Advisory Panel being established by the Belfast Community Planning Partnership 

Findings launched from 10th Annual Childcare Survey

Employers for Childcare launched the findings from their 10th Annual Childcare Survey yesterday in Parliament buildings. 

Cliff Edge NI Coalition Submission to the Joint Inquiry into Welfare Policy- what are the main points?

The Cliff Edge Coalition NI is a group of over 70 organisations in NI who have joined together to express concern about the upcoming end of the welfare reform mitigations in March 2020.

Joint inquiry into Northern Ireland’s welfare policy launched

A joint inquiry has been launched by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee into the impact of welfare policy in NI including a focus on policies such as Universal Credit and the two-child limit.

Welfare Reform Mitigations: Less than 1 year to cliffedge

Advice NI and NICVA are warning that, with less than a year to go before Welfare Reform Mitigation runs out, thousands of vulnerable people across Northern Ireland may be facing a substantial drop in income and even eviction. 

NICVA Universal Credit Roundtable Dicussion

On the 30 November, NICVA hosted a roundtable discussion session to discuss the current issues, impacts and future challenges in relation to the roll out of universal credit.

Launch of an Independent Review of the PIP Assessment Process

The review of the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) process undertaken by Walter Rader was launched today (28th June 2018).

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Geoff Nuttall

Head of Policy and Public Affairs

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