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.

Same sex marriage battle goes to court

24 Jun 2015 Nick GarbuttSocial Policy

The first gay couple to celebrate a civil partnership in Northern Ireland are seeking a judicial review challenging the ban on gay couples getting married here. 

The other flag dispute ...

24 Jun 2015 Nick GarbuttPeace Process

When flag protests were at their height, many observers both here and across the globe, shook their heads and despaired of Northern Ireland. 

Bureaucracy Project – Launch of the Code of Practice

17 Jun 2015 Una McKernanundefinedBureaucracy

NICVA are delighted that the Code of Practice has been launched, a code aimed at reducing the administrative burden associated with grant funding to the voluntary and community sector.

Summer Offer - half price room hire at NICVA

17 Jun 2015 Alex HastingsNo Topics

It's summer offer time at NICVA with a 50% discount on room hire in our conference facilities.

Closing down our open spaces

17 Jun 2015 Nick GarbuttEnvironment

The decision by Belfast City Council to grant planning permission for a sports ground on open land in West Belfast creates an uneasy precedent and is out of step with planning policy elsewhere, Scope reports. 

The shocking truth about Transforming Your Care

17 Jun 2015 Nick GarbuttHealth

Scope examines further evidence that the government's flagship Transforming Your Care programme is not just stalled but going backwards. 

Calling all Committee Members/Trustees

15 Jun 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance

The current Governance in the Sector research being carried out by Volunteer Now has been extended to 19 June 2015. 

Celebrating NICVA learners

15 Jun 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills DevelopmentTraining

In this Adult Learners' Week we would like to celebrate the achievements of all those who have participated in NICVA’s 400 plus training sessions in the last year.

Welfare Reform Events - Learning from Scotland

5 Jun 2015 Jenna MaghieWelfare Reform, Investing in SocietyWelfare Reform, Welfare Reform

With the Welfare Reform Bill now fallen in Stormont and the Assembly entering “unchartered waters” everyone is still unsure of what will happen next with the Bill and the Assembly.

Volunteers connecting older people

5 Jun 2015 Sandra BailieReaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and Skills Developmentskills development, Volunteering

In this Volunteers’ Week we want to celebrate the work of the people who volunteer in Big Lottery Funded Reaching Out Connecting Older People (ROCOP) programme. Volunteers are crucial to the delivery of many of these projects.

Volunteers Week 2015

29 May 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills DevelopmentVolunteering

Next week we celebrate the massive contribution volunteers make to our communities during Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June.

Research in to governance of the sector in 2015

29 May 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance

A couple of weeks ago, NICVA asked trustees of voluntary and community organisations to contribute to a new piece of research being carried out by Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd.  

Complying with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

29 May 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceNo Topics

Charities, along with private companies, must comply with the new Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) that has come into force.

Belfast joins Open Data Institute global network

27 May 2015 Elizabeth HendronDetail DataOpen Data

Belfast has joined 20 cities across the globe by joining the Open Data Institute’s global network. NICVA will be developing a new learning and network node at their north Belfast headquarters, offering training right across Northern Ireland.

Marginalised, excluded, demonised?

27 May 2015 Nick GarbuttMedia, Sector Issues

Scope examines a ground-breaking research project which aims to address the negative stereo-typing of young people by the media. 

Sexism, racism and periscopes: Upper Bann on twitter

27 May 2015 Nick GarbuttPolitics, Social Media

Upper Bann is just getting back to normal again after an election campaign that ended in acrimony with allegations of racist abuse.

Inside the world of the spads

26 May 2015 Nick GarbuttPolitics

Earlier this month the Office of First Minister deputy First Minister released information that it was ordered to by the  Information Commissioner revealing the salaries paid to the special advisors working for the First Minister.

The Apathy Party sweeps the board again

26 May 2015 Nick GarbuttPolitics

Now that the dust has settled on the General Election and the victory champagne has gone flat, Scope looks at the section of the electorate nobody is talking about: the people who did not vote. 


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