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Emergencies Leadership Group meets again to drive progress

3 Apr 2020 Seamus McAleaveyCOVID19 UpdatesCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

Emergencies Leadership Group updates and progress following their latest meeting on 2 April 2020.

Share your COVID-19 support service information

1 Apr 2020 COVID19 Updates, Data and Technology (COVID19)CommunityNI, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

If your organisation is offering help to the public or to other organisations, please take some time to share this information

Online Training with NICVA - what's available?

26 Mar 2020 Dawn LoveRunning your Organisation (COVID19)Training

NICVA Skills and Development team continue to offer training opportunities online for you and your organisation. Keep an eye on our Training Calendar for upcoming sessions.

National Emergencies Trust launches appeal to help Civic Society support those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak

18 Mar 2020 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

The National Emergencies Trust has today launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Last chance to submit nominations for Joint Forum sector representatives

3 Mar 2020 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public Affairs, Joint ForumNo Topics

The Joint Forum is comprised of representatives from across government and the voluntary and community sector. It facilitates an open discussion about the relationship between the two sectors.

Women of The Next Chapter project CELEBRATE

3 Mar 2020 Susan GlassThe Next ChapterNo Topics

Women of The Next Chapter project CELEBRATE the future of peace-building and representation in public and political life

Sustainable Development Goals - What are our Key Asks?

25 Feb 2020 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public Affairs, Brexit & BeyondNo Topics

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) working group has outlined their Key Ask for the Programme for Government.

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

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.

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