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

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).

NICVA responds to the NI Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020

NICVA's response to the NI Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020 was submitted to the Department of Finance today (26th January). The text of our response can be read below.

Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020

On 18th December the Department of Finance published a briefing on the Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-20. 

Employers for Childcare launch second social impact report

Employers for Childcare have launched their Social Impact Report 2016/17 to celebrate their continued investment in supporting working families and promoting social and economic development across the UK.

 

Universal Credit suspension call

NICVA has called for the introduction of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland to be suspended.

Welfare Reform Events - Learning from Scotland

With the Welfare Reform Bill now fallen in Stormont and the Assembly entering “unchartered waters” everyone is still unsure of what will happen next with the Bill and the Assembly.

Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (Too Long; Didn't Read)

On Tuesday 27th of May the Assembly debated the Final Stage of the Welfare Reform Bill.

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