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NICVA calls for spring participants for interface-based Transformative Leadership Programme

20 Jan 2020 Helen McLaughlinTransformative Leadership Programme, Training and Skills DevelopmentInterface areas, Community Relations, Training, Training courses

Spring dates have now been set for the Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP)—a leadership training programme funded by the PEACE IV Programme through Belfast City Council.

Introducing our training calendar for the new year

17 Jan 2020 Roisin KellyTraining and Skills DevelopmentTraining, skills development

Our 2020 training calendar is ready and designed in response to feedback from previous participants and to meet the challenges facing our sector. 

New Decade, New Approach

15 Jan 2020 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

With the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive newly restored, we take a look at the priorities for the new Executive and who the new players are in term of ministerial posts and committee chairs.

NICVA welcomes progress and new Northern Ireland Executive

13 Jan 2020 Policy & Public AffairsNo Topics

NICVA welcomes the positive outcome of the Northern Ireland Talks process and the formation of a new Executive.

NICVA's New Year's Round Up

6 Jan 2020 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public Affairs, Brexit & BeyondNo Topics

A new decade doesn’t necessarily mean a fresh start, as challenges from the past few years such as Brexit and the absence of government here remain outstanding.

Belfast Lisburn and Castlereagh women open their ‘next chapter’ with book launch and exhibition in The Long Gallery

18 Dec 2019 Susan GlassPolicy & Public Affairs, The Next ChapterBook Launch

Belfast Lisburn and Castlereagh women open their ‘next chapter’ with book launch and exhibition in The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings

Sustainable Development Goals Forum- What are the Key Asks?

10 Dec 2019 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public Affairs, Brexit & BeyondNo Topics

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 by 193 countries as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity. 

Brexit Extension 2.0 & General Election 2019

4 Nov 2019 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

So the 31st October has come and gone, and the UK still has not left the EU. 

Joint Forum meets to discuss Bureaucracy, Brexit, Community Planning & PfG

24 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlisterJoint Forum, Policy & Public AffairsJoint Forum

The third Joint Forum meeting of 2019 took place on 17 October at NICVA. 

NICVA's Conversation Zone at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

23 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

NICVA's Conversation Zone returns to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis on 16 November at the Millennium Forum in Derry.

What's in the NI Environment Strategy Consultation?

4 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

In September, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) launched a consultation seeking views on Northern Ireland's first environment strategy.

Advice for Brexit Preparation

4 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public Affairs, Brexit & BeyondNo Topics

With only a matter of weeks until the 31 October there is still huge uncertainty about whether the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal. 

Consultation on changes to the application for registration and the Annual Return Regulations 2019

25 Sep 2019 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationCharity Regulation, accountability

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on proposed changes that it would like to make to both the application for charity registration and the annual monitoring return. 

Code of good governance consultation

24 Sep 2019 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance Group, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

The Code of Good Governance is a voluntary set of standards on good governance practice for the boards of voluntary and community organisations.

Ten ways to engage with Belfast City Council

17 Sep 2019 Siobhan McAlisterPublic Affairs Forum, Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

NICVA’s Public Affairs Forum recently held a session with representatives from Belfast City Council and NILGA to learn more about how our sector can best engage with the Council. Below are some useful tips for engaging.

Brexit Updates and #NoToNoDeal

6 Sep 2019 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public Affairs, Brexit & BeyondBrexit, Policy

These really are extraordinary times in UK politics as Brexit continues to bolster confusion, chaos and the possibility of another General Election.

Charity Commission delays charity registration for some

5 Sep 2019 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationCharity commission, Charity Regulation, Sector Issues; Funding

The Charity Commission is currently not registering all charitable organisations that have submitted an application due to a High Court ruling which was handed down on 16th May.   

This is no time to suspend Parliament

28 Aug 2019 Seamus McAleaveyBrexit & BeyondNo Topics

NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey has reacted to the decision by the UK Government to suspend Parliament only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith MP visits NICVA

21 Aug 2019 Seamus McAleaveyBrexitNo Topics

The new Secretary of State Julian Smith MP visited NICVA on Wednesday 21 August 2019 and had discussions with a voluntary and community sector delegation.

Joint Forum Meeting October 2019

15 Aug 2019 Siobhan McAlisterJoint Forum, Policy & Public AffairsNo Topics

A meeting of the Joint Forum will take place on 17 October 2019 at NICVA.

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