Christmas Food Drive – Donations needed

16 Nov 2015 Shauna O'NeillundefinedNo Topics

NICVA are participating as a collection point for a North Belfast food bank to help local people in food crisis. 

RO:COP Lobbying and Campaigning Roundtable Networking Event

13 Nov 2015 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older PeoplePolicy

The bi-annual RO:COP roundtable event took place on Wednesday, 11 November in NICVA and was a great success.

Building on the past: Is government doing enough to protect historic sites?

9 Nov 2015 Andrea ThornburyDetail DataOpen Data, Open Government

Almost 500 historic buildings across NI are deemed to be at risk, according to figures obtained by Detail Data

Trustees’ Week 2015 (2-8 November)

30 Oct 2015 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

Trustees' Week 2015 is the sixth annual celebration of trusteeship, a chance to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people to get involved and make a real difference.

Sector Matters Supports Charity Trustees

30 Oct 2015 HRHR

Over the past 8 years Sector Matter’s, NICVA’s social enterprise business, has worked with Trustees helping them meet their duties and responsibilities.

Men’s Action Network finds funding using GrantTracker

26 Oct 2015 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFunding, Fundraising

Men’s Action Network, the local charity supporting and promoting the Health and Well-being of men in the North West of Ireland has sourced funding to support their work, using the valuable online funding resource

Over 170 legal agreements later: we build robust partnerships

23 Oct 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaborationNI

170 legal agreements later we look at how engaging in this process builds belief in the visions of the collaboration. 

NICVA staff celebrate swooping the Investors in People Gold Award for the second time!

16 Oct 2015 Una McKernanHRNo Topics

NICVA staff and Executive Committee are delighted once again to receive the Investors in People Gold Award in September 2015 having first achieved the Gold Standard in July 2012.

NICVA response on the Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations (NI) 2015

16 Oct 2015 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

NICVA has submitted its response to DSD on the charities accounting and reporting consultation and is urging all organisations to do the same.

Shadow Secretary of State says the work of voluntary and community sector can accelerate positive social change.

16 Oct 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Speaking at an informal meeting with NICVA members Vernon Coaker said he was delighted to be back in Northern Ireland and had made it a priority to meet with the voluntary and community sector as early as possible. 

Co-design for the new DHSS&PS Innovation Fund gets underway

15 Oct 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy & Public AffairsFunding

DHSSPS is introducing a new Innovation Fund for voluntary and community organisations from 2016/17.

Manifesto Engagement Events

15 Oct 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicy & Public AffairsPolicy, Policy Manifesto

As the 2016 Assembly Elections approach many organisations in our sector will already in engaged in the process of writing their manifestos and talking with political parties to influence the content of their manifestos 

State of the Sector Survey Goes Live

14 Oct 2015 Rachel ShannonResearchState of the Sector, Charitable giving, Employment, Funding, Fundraising, Sector Issues

NICVA has launched its 7th State of the Sector survey. The survey has been circulated to nearly 4,500 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and we need to hear from you. 

Signing up to put the consumer first

12 Oct 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaborationNI

CollaborationNI are delighted to have supported the development of new the ‘Consumer Rights Initiative Northern Ireland’.

Older people: "undervalued, unappreciated, patronised"

8 Oct 2015 Nick GarbuttSector Issues, Health

Claire Keatinge has plenty to say as she reflects on her four years in office as Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland.

Beware culture eats strategy for breakfast

5 Oct 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaborationNI

It takes a smart and heart approach to make collaboration work

The sticking plaster Bill that discriminates against young people

1 Oct 2015 Nick GarbuttMental Health

The Mental Capacity Bill discriminates against children and represents a missed opportunity to protect the most vulnerable, argues Eamonn McNally from the Children’s Law Centre

Tax Credits Crunch - unpicking the July budget's effect on NI

1 Oct 2015 Ryan MillerWelfare Reform, Social Policy

The importance of Welfare Reform in Northern Ireland has shrunk, grown or both - depending on your views - thanks to the Chancellor's July budget. Over 100,000 homes have projected income reductions of over £1,600. Scope takes a look.

Health reform quietly gathers pace

25 Sep 2015 Nick GarbuttHealth, Sector Issues

Behind the headlines progress is being made in implementing the flagship Transforming Your Care programme, Scope reports. 

Social economy key to economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities

24 Sep 2015 Una McKernanFundraising, CommunicationsFunding, Social Enterprise

Developing economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities through social economy enterprises is at the heart of an innovative plan the Housing Executive launched today.


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