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How to close the digital divide

24 Sep 2021 Nick GarbuttDepartment for CommunitiesSocial Issues

Fast and reliable access to the internet is now widely regarded to be an essential utility, just like water and electricity.

Infrastructure Minister launches £100,000 grants scheme for community led road safety initiatives

22 Sep 2021 Shauna O'NeillFundraisingFunding

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has launched the 2021/22 Road Safety (Safe Travel) Grant Scheme. Individuals and community groups can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to develop and deliver local road safety initiatives.

How to die well

17 Sep 2021 Nick GarbuttDepartment of HealthHealth

Everyone wants to live well. It is also important to die well.

Civic and business leaders call for politicians to resolve NI Protocol issues

6 Sep 2021 Shauna O'NeillBrexit & Beyond, Policy & Public AffairsNorthern Ireland Protocol

Leading civic and business figures are calling on EU and UK politicians to resolve the NI Protocol in ways that promote opportunities for Northern Ireland and upholds the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.

Fundraising Clinics set to relaunch September 2021

27 Aug 2021 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingFundraising Clinics

Free fundraising advice clinics for members to discuss their fundraising needs to start 15 September 2021.

New rules for society lotteries

18 Aug 2021 Denise CopelandFundraising Regulation, Governance and Charity Advice, policy and public affiarsFundraising Regulation in NI, Fundraising

Charities and other societies will be allowed to sell their lottery tickets online from the 7 September 2021.

‘Big Jab Weekend’ will boost vaccination drive

16 Aug 2021 Shauna O'NeillCOVID19 UpdatesHealth

NICVA welcome the announcement of a “Big Jab Weekend” taking place this Saturday and Sunday, to give people even more opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

NICVA's response to the Charities Bill

16 Aug 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, PolicyCharity commission, Charity Regulation

NICVA has prepared a response to the Charities Bill 2021.  Closing date for receipt of responses is Friday 3 September 2021.

DfE briefing on the High Street £100 Voucher Scheme

13 Aug 2021 Déarbhla SloanPolicy & Public Affairs, COVID19 UpdatesCovid Recovery, Economic Recovery

NICVA recently held a webinar with the Department for the Economy to provide an overview of the High Street £100 Voucher Scheme due to launch on 27th September.

Charities Bill – your views are being sought by the Communities Committee

9 Aug 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Policy & Public AffairsCharity Regulation

Further to the introduction of the Charities Bill to the Assembly in June, the Committee for Communities has launched its ‘Call for Evidence and Views’ and seeks your views by Friday 3 September. 

Latest on the Peace Plus Programme

15 Jul 2021 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public Affairs, FundraisingNo Topics

What's the latest on the Peace Plus programme and how will voluntary and community organisations be involved?  NICVA  meets with SEUPB to get an update

Charities Bill introduced

1 Jul 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity Advice, Policy & Public AffairsNo Topics

The Minister for Communities introduced the Charities Bill to the Assembly on 21 June 2021.  

Policy and Public Affairs Team Quarterly Update (Apr-Jun 21)

23 Jun 2021 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs Update

Catch up here on what NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs Team has been doing in the last quarter to support the sector

NICVA supports ‘Ending the Harm’ public awareness campaign

21 Jun 2021 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

NICVA is lending it's support to a new hard-hitting public awareness campaign, focusing on how paramilitary gangs use illegal money lending as a means to control and exploit vulnerable people.  

Celebrating Volunteers' week 2021

28 May 2021 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills DevelopmentVolunteering, volunteers' week

Volunteers' Week 2021 is a time to say thank you. This is a great opportunity to recognise all the valuable work that our volunteers do throughout Northern Ireland and thank and celebrate them.

Developing our approaches to blended working

27 May 2021 Shauna O'NeillEmployment and HR (COVID19), HR, COVID19 UpdatesEmployment, return to work, Work Life Balance

None of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on every area of our lives.

Getting ready to welcome you back to NICVA!

17 May 2021 Paula Fitzpatrickundefinedconference facilities

The NICVA building will be opening on 1st June 2021.  

NICVA meet Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey to discuss Manifesto for Change

12 May 2021 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsManifesto for Change

NICVA met with the Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey on Tuesday 11 May 2021 to discuss the Manifesto for Change.

Volunteers' Week 2021 launched

7 May 2021 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills DevelopmentVolunteering, Volunteer Week

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year and NICVA wants to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

NICVA response to the independent review of charity regulation

7 May 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity Advice, Policy & Public AffairsCharity Regulation, Charity commission

NICVA has prepared its response to the independent review of charity regulation.  Closing date for receipt of responses is Wednesday 12 May 2021.  

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