Summer offer - 50% discount on room hire at NICVA

23 May 2016 Alex HastingsHRNo Topics

Why not book a room for your conference, event, training or meeting at NICVA this summer and make the most of our 50% discount offer? All room bookings for July and August 2016 will be half price.

New Payroll Service Launched

18 May 2016 Una McKernanHREmploying People

Our ongoing relationship with Moore Stephens in supporting the sector access the most appropriate Automatic Enrolment pension solutions has been a great success over the last two years.  

Promoting good financial governance

12 May 2016 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees, Charity Regulation, Finance

Yesterday’s charity trustee conference on promoting good financial governance was attended by 150 delegates ranging from charity trustees, finance personnel, charity support workers to those with an interest in charity finance. 

Costing Policies: A Toolkit for the Voluntary and Community Sector

10 May 2016 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyPolicy

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, PolicyNo 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, PolicyNo 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 MaghieElection 2016, PolicyPolicy 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 McGilliganElection 2016, PolicyPolicy 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.

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 McElherronCutsWatchFunding, 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 PolicyRates

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. 


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