Can we bank on the banks? Voluntary sector banking challenges survey 2024

8 Apr 2024 Shauna O'NeillGovernance and Charity AdviceNo Topics

Over the last few years banking has been cited as one of the most frustrating challenges that voluntary and community organisations experience.

Celebrating leaders

27 Mar 2024 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills Developmentaccreditation

On 20 March 2024 we had a full house in NICVA to celebrate those who had achieved their Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Training Qualifications (TQUK) qualifications. 

Human Resources Manager vacancy

25 Mar 2024 Shauna O'NeillHRJobs

NICVA is recruiting a HR Manager to manage and deliver the full range of HR services internally and provide HR advice and guidance to organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Northern Ireland.

Insights from Shaping the Future of Voluntary Youth Work in Northern Ireland

19 Mar 2024 Leeann KellyPolicy Impact Hubimpact

In recent weeks, a series of workshops has ignited vital conversations across Northern Ireland, aimed at reshaping the landscape of youth work.

Winners of the Good Relations Awards 2024 announced

15 Mar 2024 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsGood Relations

Local communities across the region are celebrating as the five award category winners of the Good Relations Awards 2024 are announced.

NICVA responds to confirmation that part of Shared Prosperity Fund is to be reallocated within UK Government Financial Settlement for NI

14 Mar 2024 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsUK Shared Prosperity Fund

NICVA believe the decision to roll £22.6m of Northern Ireland’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund into the financial settlement between the UK Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, is both disappointing and short sighted.

Organisations helping most vulnerable in society offered free cyber security support

7 Mar 2024 Shauna O'NeillCyber Security & Information GovernanceNo Topics

Small charities are being offered free cyber security assistance from the nation’s leading experts to help them protect the vulnerable people they support.

Spring Budget 2024: Key announcements

7 Mar 2024 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsBudget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt MP delivered his Spring Budget on Wednesday, 6 March . It focused on the economy ‘turning a corner’ and delivering tax cuts for working people.

NICVA hosts Conversation Zone at the Alliance Party Conference 2024

7 Mar 2024 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsPolicy

On Saturday 2 March, NICVA returned to the Alliance Party Conference at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast to host our Conversation Zone event, a chance for members to engage with elected representatives on the issues that matter to them.

NICVA and sector leaders meet with new Communities Minister Gordon Lyons

1 Mar 2024 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

NICVA and representatives from the voluntary and community sector have met with the Department for Communities Minister Gordon Lyons to discuss the ongoing issues facing the sector.

Guest Blog: The Chartered Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland

19 Feb 2024 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingprofessional, Fundraising

Paul Montgomery, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland gives an overview of the work they do and how you can get involved. 

NICVA Welcomes the Return of the Stormont Executive

5 Feb 2024 Robbie BestPolicy & Public AffairsStormont

NICVA welcomes the news we will now have a stable, functioning government here in Northern Ireland.

NICVA working with Department of Health on Area Integrated Partnership Boards

29 Jan 2024 Robbie BestPolicyNo Topics

NICVA is delighted to announce we have been appointed by the Department of Health to coordinate the Nomination process for appointment of  Voluntary and Community Sector members to the five Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPB).

NICVA and Belfast City Council partner to explore inclusive employment

22 Jan 2024 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsEmployment

Over 200 delegates gathered at Ulster University’s Belfast campus today (Monday, 22 January) to explore how Belfast can address economic inactivity and achieve a truly inclusive labour market.

Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Support Public Consultation launched

15 Nov 2023 Shauna O'NeillRISPNo Topics

The Department for Communities is currently undertaking a review of its arrangements for supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector.

Budget cuts and inequality in Northern Ireland

26 Oct 2023 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsBudget cuts

Joint press release by the Equality Commission and NICVA.

Voluntary and community groups and businesses come together to make powerful connections

26 Oct 2023 Shauna O'NeillFundraisingcorporate partnerships

More than 100 business and charity representatives came together at Allstate NI on 25 October for the Community Connections Conference organised by NICVA and Business in the Community.

Introduction to Digital - What the sector needs and how NICVA can help

6 Oct 2023 Robbie BestDigitalNo Topics

NICVA met with digital leaders from across the UK and asked - What is digital? And what can we do to make sure our sector is maximising its potential. 

NICVA looks ahead with Future Thinking Series

18 Aug 2023 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public Affairs, Training and Skills Development, ICTcyber security, Data protection

Much of this year has been about looking back. Looking back and rightly recognising the impact and contribution of our sector to The Good Friday Agreement and the lasting peace which has followed.

NICVA proud to announce new All Party Group for Voluntary and Community Sector

23 Jun 2023 Robbie BestPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

NICVA are proud to announce we will be the secretariat for a new All Party Group for the Voluntary and Community Sector at Stormont, giving our sector better and more direct access to elected representatives.


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