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Sector faces massive job losses, survey claims

28 Aug 2015 Nick GarbuttSector Issues

Scope reports on the latest threat to community and voluntary sector funding

Did the IRA go away?

27 Aug 2015 Nick GarbuttPolitics, Peace Process

Are there any politicians and commentators who seriously did not know that the IRA still existed? 

DSD Consultation on Accounting and Reporting by Charities

26 Aug 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance

The Department for Social Development has launched its consultation on the draft Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations which will affect all charities registered in Northern Ireland.

DHSSPS Health and Social Care Revenue Grant Scheme

21 Aug 2015 Seamus McAleaveyFunding

An update on the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) revenue grant scheme.

Will the BBC get blown away by the gathering storm?

19 Aug 2015 Nick GarbuttMedia, Politics

Just how serious is the threat to the BBC posed by the Westminster government and should we be worried about it? 

The difference development makes

17 Aug 2015 Sandra BailieReaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, skills development

NICVA has been working with The Big Lottery Fund Reaching Out Connecting Older People (ROCOP) grant holders since 2011 supporting them to deliver their outcomes and effectively manage and deliver their projects.

Whatever happened to Heenan Anderson?

14 Aug 2015 Nick GarbuttPolitics, Social Policy, Welfare Reform

Whatever happened to the Heenan-Anderson Commission?

Two years of death and serious injury on Northern Ireland’s roads

14 Aug 2015 Andrea ThornburyDetail DataOpen Data, Rural issues

The second Detail Data story Two years of death and serious injury on Northern Ireland’s roads was published yesterday.

GrantTracker users find funding success

13 Aug 2015 Sandra BailieFundraisingFunding, Fundraising

In June NICVA surveyed all GrantTracker subscribers to ask them what they thought of GrantTracker, what funding they had sourced through GrantTracker, the impact of GrantTracker and any suggestions they had for improvements.

Mental health charities working Together for You in Northern Ireland

13 Aug 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNINo Topics

In 2013, nine leading mental health organisations came together to bid for an innovative mental health and wellbeing contract funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  There was a recognition that together they could offer much more to beneficiaries.

Why we need to know the truth about Kincora

12 Aug 2015 Nick GarbuttSocial Policy, Politics

Why is Secretary of State Theresa Villiers so determined to ensure that allegations about child abuse at Kincora Boys Home in Belfast does not form part of the UK investigation? 

How good is your governance?

7 Aug 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance

Recent media coverage of a large charity in England having to shut down because of financial issues has hopefully prompted those sitting on boards of charities to think about their own governance practice.

A complex solution to a simple problem

24 Jul 2015 Nick GarbuttMental Health, Social Policy

Analysis: Colin Harper of the Belfast Law Centre on the Mental Capacity Bill 

2015 Party Conference Season

15 Jul 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicy & Public AffairsPolicy

The Assembly has just entered its summer recess and will reconvene for plenary sessions on the 7th September when parties will start to look towards Party Conference season.

Inside the Orange Heritage Museum

9 Jul 2015 Nick GarbuttCommunity Relations, Peace Process

Scope visits the newly-opened Museum of Orange Heritage on Belfast’s Cregagh Road. 

DEL Departmental Monitoring Group: Departmental restructure

9 Jul 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy & Public AffairsPolicy

The first NICVA Employment and Learning DMG, chaired by Lorraine Boyd (Bryson Charitable Group NEETs Forum), welcomed DEL Permanent Secretary Derek Baker.

Children's book scheme reaches the end of the road

7 Jul 2015 Nick GarbuttEducation

When the Department of Education announced it was to stop funding Northern Ireland’s Bookstart scheme it said it was “working around the clock” to find alternative sources of funding. 

Why planners say it is okay to enclose open spaces

1 Jul 2015 Nick GarbuttEnvironment

The recent Glasmullin dispute has raised questions about Northern Ireland’s planning laws, Scope dissects the issues. 

Detail Data Launch

30 Jun 2015 Andrea ThornburyDetail DataOpen Data

A new programme funded by Big Lottery Fund NI to support voluntary and community organisations understand and use open data effectively to create and enhance social, economic and environmental value was launched yesterday.

New equality guidance for charities

26 Jun 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published new guidance to support charities in understanding the complexities of equality legislation as it may apply to them.

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