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.


Does your organisation use heating oil? - Apply for DESNEZ Support

The UK Government Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has launched a new non-domestic support scheme for organisations who are not connected to the gas grid.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund NI Programme - OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The Department for Levelling Up (DLUHC) has now opened the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Northern Ireland programme for applications under the programme's 'People and Skills' priority.  Read how to apply here.  

Department of Finance Update on Non-Domestic Rates Consultation/Charity Exemption

The Department of Finance has just released a report of the responses to its 2019 rates consultation including views on the charity rates exemption

Finance Minister Holds Consultation Event at NICVA on Devolving Fiscal Powers

On Tuesday 25 October, Finance Minister, Conor Murphy, and officials from his department held a sector consultation roundtable at NICVA on devolving more powers to the NI government to raise revenue from taxes

More Revenue for Northern Ireland? - NI Fiscal Commission Publishes its Recommendations

The Northern Ireland Fiscal Commission, established in March to investigate devolving greater revenue-raising powers to the NI Executive, has published its findings today

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. 

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Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information

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