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Welfare Reform Explained

7 Oct 2014 Welfare Reform, Investing in SocietyWelfare Reform, Welfare Reform

Our welfare reform report has once again been in the headlines, below we clarify some of the main points.

NICVA Partner With The Detail On Lottery Funded Project

29 Sep 2014 Elizabeth HendronDetail DataOpen Data

A project that will use the power of information to allow the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland to better support people most in need has been awarded a grant of £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

NICVA Calls for Full Debate on Welfare Reform Bill

24 Sep 2014 Welfare Reform, Investing in SocietyWelfare Reform, Welfare Reform

NICVA is calling for the Northern Ireland Executive to agree its position on the Welfare Reform Bill and have it tabled in the Assembly for a full open debate.

Yea or Nay - Opportunity Awaits

17 Sep 2014 Seamus McAleaveyPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

With the Scottish referendum only one day away, NICVA Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey looks at the bigger picture, whatever the result turns out to be.

Why Northern Ireland needs a Living Wage

16 Sep 2014 Lisa McElherronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy

The Centre for Economic Empowerment has recently published some important research into the benefits of introducing a minimum wage in Northern Ireland. NICVA’s Head of Public Affairs, Lisa McElherron makes the case for its introduction.

The fight to block the Transparency of Lobbying Bill

15 Sep 2014 Nick GarbuttPolitics, Sector Issues

The Lobby Bill was changed but not halted. We asked NICVA's Lisa McElherron about what this means for the future.

Advice to Boards on Collaboration

15 Sep 2014 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaborationNI

This guidance has been developed by CollaborationNI to help the boards of voluntary and community organisations apply good governance when working together towards collaboration.

An Economic Analysis of the Living Wage in Northern Ireland

8 Sep 2014 Bob HarperCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy

This report estimates the economic impact of introducing the Living Wage in Northern Ireland.

Inspiring Impact: Making a Difference

8 Sep 2014 Sandra BailieInspiring Impact, Training and Skills DevelopmentNo Topics

How do you prove the difference your organisation makes? The Inspiring Impact NI project is aiming to support organisations to apply an approach that will help them better demonstrate the difference that they are making in their communities.

NICVA Fundraising Expo

5 Sep 2014 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFundraising, Funding

NICVA is hosting a Fundraising Expo. Tuesday 7th October, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  The Expo will be a key opportunity for fundraisers and volunteers to meet funders face to face such as Big Lottery Fund and Lloyds Bank Foundation NI.  

Individual Giving in Northern Ireland 2014

4 Sep 2014 Andrea ThornburyResearch, FundraisingCharitable giving, Fundraising

NICVA’s latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland examines change in the percentage of individuals that donate, donation by age, the causes donated to, fundraising techniques, methods of donation and legacy giving.

Auto Enrolment Solutions for the Voluntary and Community Sector

18 Aug 2014 Una McKernanHRPensions

NICVA is pleased to provide access to Auto Enrolment Solutions for the voluntary and community sector in NI through Moore Stephens Financial Services (NI) LTD (MSFS). 

NJC Pay dispute – further industrial action

6 Aug 2014 Alex HastingsHRNJC Payscales

Following the strike on 10 July 2014 by local government workers in Northern Ireland, England and Wales over NJC pay, another one day strike is planned for 14 October 2014.

June Monitoring Round: The financial squeeze is on in public expenditure

1 Aug 2014 Seamus McAleaveyPolicy & Public AffairsPublic Expenditure

NICVA analysis on public expenditure trends is for the squeeze to get tighter in Northern Ireland over the next 5 years

Electoral Commission Webinars

1 Aug 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicy & Public AffairsLobbying Bill

The Electoral Commission has recently published their guidance on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act, or Lobbying Act.

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.

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