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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.

Who is the new Minister at the Northern Ireland Office?

21 Nov 2018 Philip MynesPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

This week John Penrose MP was appointed as Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office.

NICVA welcomes Brexit deal progress and calls on all to avoid the disaster of a No Deal

21 Nov 2018 Geoff NuttallBrexit & BeyondNo Topics

NICVA welcomes the significant step forward made by the draft EU withdrawal agreement towards addressing many key issues of concern for Northern Ireland and avoiding the disastrous scenario of a No Deal Brexit.    

Spammers Target NI Charities

14 Nov 2018 Ian KellyICTcyber security, spam

NI Charities and public bodies are being impersonated in order to spread Malware, along with other email extortion tactics in a recent twist to email spam.

Celebrating trusteeship

12 Nov 2018 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees

Trustees’ Week 2018 takes place during 12-16 November to celebrate the great work that trustees contribute to charities.  It is also an opportunity for charities to think about how they could attract new people onto their Boards. 

Raising funds through Legacies

5 Nov 2018 Sandra BailieFundraisingNo Topics

As one of our series of guest blogs we asked Eimear McCooey, chair of Will to Give, to tell us about raising funds through legacies and promoting leaving a charitable gift in your will.

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