‘We can all achieve more if we collaborate’ – sector hears from Department of Finance Permanent Secretary Sue Gray

11 Feb 2019 Philip MynesPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Eight months into her new role as Permanent Secretary at the Department of Finance, Sue Gray visited NICVA to hear from NICVA members and brief attendees on the Department’s preparations for the upcoming financial year.

Northern Ireland civic society delegation visits Westminster with plea to avoid no-deal Brexit

31 Jan 2019 Shauna O'NeillBrexit & Beyond, Policy & Public AffairsBrexit

NICVA, along with representatives from Northern Ireland’s business, farming, trade union sectors travelled to Westminster on Monday to urge political party leaders to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Social prescribing workshop explores holistic and community-led approach to help tackle health issues in NI

23 Jan 2019 Philip MynesPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

A workshop looking at ways voluntary and community groups can work alongside medical professionals to help improve the physical and mental health of people was held last week (16 January) in Craigavon.

Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey: Families still spending more on childcare than food and heat

17 Jan 2019 Philip MynesPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

For two thirds of families in Northern Ireland, the childcare bill is their largest or second largest monthly outgoing, exeeding groceries, heating and transport.

Human Resources Training Series 2019

14 Jan 2019 Training and Skills Development, HRHR, Training, Employing People

People are our greatest asset and so it's important ensure that they are developed, supported and managed well. NICVA and Sector Matters have developed this HR training series for all those who manage staff and volunteers. 

Time almost up to avoid No Deal disaster for NI society

14 Jan 2019 Brexit & Beyond, Policy & Public AffairsBrexit

With the UK scheduled to leave the European Union in 12 weeks and less than a month left to agree a deal that the EU can ratify, society and services in NI could be on the receiving end of the worst consequences of a no deal.

Big Lottery Fund announce new NI Director

8 Jan 2019 Shauna O'NeillCommunications, FundraisingFunding

The Big Lottery Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Beggs as the new Northern Ireland Director to lead on awarding National Lottery funding to support people and communities in Northern Ireland to thrive.

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths – Department publishes progress report on recommendations

20 Dec 2018 Philip MynesCommunicationsNo Topics

The Department of Health today (20 December) published an update report on progress with the implementation of recommendations from the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).

NICVA Universal Credit Roundtable Dicussion

20 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlisterWelfare Reform, Investing in SocietyWelfare Reform, Welfare Reform

On the 30 November, NICVA hosted a roundtable discussion session to discuss the current issues, impacts and future challenges in relation to the roll out of universal credit.

Briefing on Winter Health and Social Care Challenges

20 Dec 2018 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsHealth

The following briefing has been collated by the Health and Social Care Board.

HSC Transformation Programme Update - December 2018

17 Dec 2018 Shauna O'NeillTransforming Our Health, Policy & Public AffairsHealth

The Department of Health has provided an update on progress in health transformation including updates on workforce planning, progress of the 18/19 Transformation Fund and HSC planning for Brexit. 

Celebrating 80 Years of Voluntary Action

14 Dec 2018 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

NICVA marked 80 years on 7th December, with a conference to celebrate the vital role the voluntary and community sector has played and continues to play in our society.

NICVA adds signature to Letter for International Human Rights Day

11 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

10 December marked 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at the UN in December 1948. 

Guest Blog: Ring out the old, ring in the new…

5 Dec 2018 Guest AuthorFundraising RegulationNo Topics

A guest blog reflecting on the Fundraising Regulator's work with NI charities since March 2018 and its future plans.

Another buzz in East Belfast!

4 Dec 2018 Helen McLaughlinEast Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership ProgrammeNo Topics

Thursday 22 November saw yet another busy networking event take place in East Belfast as part of the SIF funded East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme.

Christmas Food Drive 2018 – Donations needed

4 Dec 2018 Shauna O'NeillundefinedNo Topics

It’s the time of year again when NICVA will be participating in a food drive to support families living in North Belfast. 

NICVA Annual Report 2018

3 Dec 2018 MembershipAnnual Reports

Trustees' report and consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018

The Next Chapter Project - One Year In

28 Nov 2018 Alexandra De La TorreThe Next ChapterNo Topics

Since October 2017, NICVA has been involved as a partner of The Next Chapter Project. 

Learning from the members' day- building resilience and managing risk

27 Nov 2018 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills Development, MembershipMembers

It was great to see over 80 members at the Building resilience and managing risk members' event on 12 November in NICVA. It gave us the opportunity to network and learn from the experts to improve our organisations.

The Priority for Northern Ireland must be to avoid a no deal outcome - Joint letter from Voluntary, Community, Environment and Rural sector

22 Nov 2018 Brexit & Beyond, Policy & Public AffairsBrexit

NICVA joined with Rural Community Network and Nature Matters NI to issue the following joint letter welcoming the progress made in the draft UK Withdrawal Agreement.


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