Costing Policies: A Toolkit for the Voluntary and Community Sector

10 May 2016 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

A toolkit to help the voluntary and community sector make and present estimates of the financial costs to government of implementing their policy asks.

Economic Inequality in Northern Ireland

3 May 2016 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsNo Topics

This report covers economic inequality in Northern Ireland – how high it is, how this compares to other countries, and how it has been changing.

Distributional Analysis and Weighting in Central Government Assessments

3 May 2016 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsNo Topics

This report considers the use of distributional analysis and weighting in economic assessments within central government in Northern Ireland.

Government challenged to take action over scale of paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland

28 Apr 2016 Andrea ThornburyDetail DataNo Topics

PARAMILITARY groups continue to have thousands of members, with organisations involved in hundreds of acts of violence and intimidation each year in Northern Ireland, according to new figures compiled by Detail Data.

NICVA get ready to relay!

25 Apr 2016 Shauna O'NeillundefinedNo Topics

NICVA staff are getting ready to run the 2016 Belfast City Marathon relay race in an effort to raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation Romania.

DIY Committee Guide rebooted

25 Apr 2016 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance GroupGovernance

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched earlier this year by the Developing Governance Group and as promised, the DIY committee guide website has now been launched after a complete revamp.

Inside Northern Ireland's family courts

12 Apr 2016 Andrea ThornburyDetail DataFamily Court, Children

OUTDATED government policy on family breakdown and child custody has resulted in Northern Ireland “sleepwalking into a culture of litigation” with courts being used to “perpetuate family conflict”, the head of a leading charity has warned.

Sector Forecast Survey Winners Announced

23 Mar 2016 Rachel ShannonundefinedNo Topics

NICVA is delighted to announce Two Castles Community Development Association as the winners of our Sector Forecast Survey prize draw.

Universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds

21 Mar 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicy & Public AffairsPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds. Here are our top five reasons why.

Accounting and reporting guidance for charities - NICVA response

11 Mar 2016 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationGovernance, Policy

NICVA welcomes the Charity Commission’s guidance on the new accounting and reporting regulations. 

Celebration of Success

11 Mar 2016 Roisin KellyTraining and Skills DevelopmentTraining

Over 40 learners attended the annual Presentation of Certificates ceremony which recognises and celebrates outstanding achievement in leadership and management, education and training, coaching and mentoring and management of volunteers.

A rating system based on land not buildings

11 Mar 2016 Michael McGilliganPolicy & Public AffairsPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for a rating system based on land not buildings. Here are the top 5 reasons why.

Justice Champions 2016 announced

3 Mar 2016 Una McKernanundefinedNo Topics

Justice Minister David Ford has announced Paul McCartney of First Housing Aid and Support Services in Derry as Justice Champion 2016.

Whole of Government Approaches

2 Mar 2016 Andrea EganCollaborationNICollaborationNI

What is a ‘whole of government’ approach and how does it encourage collaboration between the third and public sectors?

Planning for Sustainability

23 Feb 2016 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleRoundtable Networking Event

The first roundtable networking event of 2016 took place in NICVA on 4 February. Over 40 people attended the one day event designed to help BIG Lottery funded groups to think about and plan the sustainability of their projects.

Voluntary and community sector government funding at cliffs edge.

23 Feb 2016 Lisa McElherronFunding, CutsWatchNI

Once again delays in government agreeing its budget has left parts of the voluntary and community sector on unsure financial ground.  

Gambling review update 2016

22 Feb 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Policy, Charity Regulation, Fundraising

In 2011, the Department for Social Development launched a public consultation on the Future Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland.

Charities claim £5.5m for good causes threatened by rates row

16 Feb 2016 Policy & Public AffairsRates

Thirteen charities warned today that a hike in charity shop rates in Northern Ireland could mean they would have £5.5m less to spend on the most vulnerable. 

Untapping the Potential - Policy Manifesto 2016

15 Feb 2016 Lisa McElherronPolicy & Public AffairsPolicy Manifesto

The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is good for Northern Ireland.

Individual Giving in Northern Ireland 2015

11 Feb 2016 Rachel ShannonResearchSector Issues, Charitable giving, State of the Sector

NICVA's latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland examined who donated to charity, how much they gave and the causes they supported. This year's Survey also examined participation in social media fundraising campaigns. 


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