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.


15 Asks for the Executive - Guarantee a Statutory Right to Advice as part of Welfare Reform

In 15 Asks for the Executive we focus on a range of issues the current Executive can either complete or significantly progress before the June 2016 Assembly elections. 

Welfare Reform: the priorities for the next stage.

NICVA and the Northern Ireland Advice Services Consortium have two priorites for the further consideration stage of the Welfare Reform Bill. They are - to create the right to independant advice and a change to how sanctions are implementated.

Welfare Reform Bill Amendments (Too Long; Didn't Read)

The Consideration Stage of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Bill (2012) took place at the Assembly on Tuesday and Wednesday 10 & 11 Feb. Some 78 amendments and opposition to 17 clauses were debated over the course of 19 hours.

Welfare Reform Debate Focuses on People Affected by Cuts

At NICVA's recent conference the debate around welfare reform focused on the people here who will be most affected by the reforms and the plans that need to be made to ensure they do not fall further into poverty.

Welfare Reform Explained

Our welfare reform report has once again been in the headlines, below we clarify some of the main points.

NICVA Calls for Full Debate on Welfare Reform Bill

NICVA is calling for the Northern Ireland Executive to agree its position on the Welfare Reform Bill and have it tabled in the Assembly for a full open debate.

How to survive the cuts

Northern Ireland is yet to feel the full force of austerity cuts and Welfare Reform is still not implemented. We spoke to the leader of England's charities to find out exactly what we can expect.

NICVA responds to Belfast Telegraph article on welfare reform

On 15 April the Belfast Telegraph carried a story on NICVA's research into welfare reform.

The Economic Impact of Welfare Reform

Last week CEE launched its fourth research report, this time on the issue of welfare reform.'s picture

Geoff Nuttall

Head of Policy and Public Affairs

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