NICVA gets Superconnected

25 Jul 2014 Ian KellyICTTechnology

NICVA have recently taken advantage of the Belfast City Council ‘Superconnected Cities’ scheme along with Atlas Communications, allowing for a £3000 grant towards the installation of a new high speed data connection.

Consumer Council and NICVA welcome the FCA’s proposals to cap fees on payday loans

17 Jul 2014 Centre for Economic EmpowermentExpensive lending

The Consumer Council and NICVA have welcomed the proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to cap the fees on payday loans.

Attack on Dunanney Centre is an Attack on Entire Community

16 Jul 2014 No Topics

Following the recent attack on the Dunanney Centre in Rathcoole, NICVA issued the following statement.

NJC Payscales - trade union members vote for industrial action

3 Jul 2014 Alex HastingsHR, MembershipNJC Payscales

With no agreement in the current pay dispute between the employers' and trade union sides of the NJC (National Joint Council), over 1.2 million local government employees in NI, England and Wales will go on strike on 10 July 2014.

Progress Needs a Political Accommodation Between the Main Parties

1 Jul 2014 Lisa McElherronPolicy & Public AffairsPeace Process

As the leaders of the political parties begin their next round of meetings community organisations have come together to call on them to finish the job and deliver a working agreement on parades, flags and the past.

Collaboration NI Announces New Funding

1 Jul 2014 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaborationNI

CollaborationNI is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a further two year contract by the Building Change Trust.

Zero Hours Contracts Consultation

24 Jun 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicy & Public AffairsEmployment

The Department for Employment and Learning has released a consultation on Zero Hours Contracts in Northern Ireland.

Justice in the Community Awards 2014

24 Jun 2014 Una McKernanNo Topics

Justice Minister David Ford has launched the 2014 Justice in the Community Awards and invites nominations from across Northern Ireland.

Racial Equality Strategy Published for Consultation

20 Jun 2014 Jenna MaghieNo Topics

“A Sense of Belonging: Delivering Social Change through a Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2014-2024” the new Racial Equality Strategy has been launched for consultation by OFMDFM.

NJC payscales – trade unions reject 1% increase

16 Jun 2014 Alex HastingsNJC Payscales

Trade unions are balloting members on industrial action having rejected the 1% pay increase offered in March 2014 by the employers’ side of the NJC (National Joint Council)


16 Jun 2014 Una McKernanStrategic Planning, Members

Help us find the right direction - have your say about NICVA’s future plans. We want to hear what your priorities are for the next few years, what are the key issues your organisation is facing, and what help you will need from NICVA.

NICVA's Conference Facilities Half Price for Summer

16 Jun 2014 Shauna O'NeillNo Topics

NICVA is offering a 50% discount on its conference room hire for bookings in July and August.

Consumer Council and NICVA welcome provisional findings of the CMA payday lending market investigation

12 Jun 2014 Shauna O'NeillCentre for Economic EmpowermentExpensive lending, Economy

The Consumer Council and NICVA have welcomed the release of the provisional findings of the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) payday lending market investigation.

PEACE and INTERREG Cooperation Programmes 2014-2020 Consultation Notice

6 Jun 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicy & Public AffairsFunding

SEUPB are co-ordinating a recently announced consultation on European Territorial Co-operation Programmes (PEACE and INTERREG) 2014-2020.

Punk Economics planned for Fermanagh

3 Jun 2014 Lisa McElherronCentre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

Well known economist David McWilliams will host a fringe meeting of the new XChange NI Summer School in Enniskillen at the end of June.

The Voluntary and Community Sector’s Code of Good Governance

2 Jun 2014 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance GroupGovernance

The code of good governance has been revised to streamline it to five overarching principles instead of the current seven principles. The Developing Governance Group is currently consulting on the revised Code and would welcome your comments.

Racism, Sectarianism and Intolerance Diminishes Everyone

30 May 2014 Community Relations

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action’s Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey today issued the following statement on behalf of the organisation:

NICVA staff get ready to relay!

1 May 2014 Shauna O'NeillNo Topics

NICVA staff are getting ready to run the 2014 Belfast City Marathon relay race in an effort to raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation Romania.

NICVA responds to Belfast Telegraph article on welfare reform

30 Apr 2014 Seamus McAleaveyWelfare Reform, Investing in SocietyWelfare Reform, Welfare Reform

On 15 April the Belfast Telegraph carried a story on NICVA's research into welfare reform.

Giro d'Italia - Belfast road closures

28 Apr 2014 Alex HastingsGeneral Employment Issues

Belfast is hosting the Giro d’Italia and for organisations based in and around Belfast it is worth keeping up to date with planned road closures on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 May 2014.


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