Research for Society
NICVA is working closely with Universities and others to encourage research that has tangible positive impacts and benefits for society, meets key needs identified by our sector, and is carried out through positive collaboration and partnership.
Research and Reports
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic NICVA has been carrying out regular surveys to find out how NI Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and their activities and services are being impacted. Read more about the findings here.
Queen’s University's ‘Covid-19 Rapid Response' projects are partnering researchers and voluntary/ community organisations to address the social impacts of Covid-19.
How is the NI VCSE sector funded? – NICVA’s State of the Sector research reveals the latest figures.
NICVA’s latest Income and Expenditure 2019 update has revealed that the total income received by the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland was £728,761,125.
NICVA’s latest survey of Charitable Giving in Northern Ireland shows that donations have fallen since 2019, but that in the same period digital giving is on the rise.
As of February 2020, it is estimated that there are 6,122 organisations in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland (NI).
NICVA’s latest Workforce Survey has revealed that an estimated 53,620 individuals are employed within the VCSE sector in NI.
Research partnerships with the VCSE sector – NICVA and QUB hold their first joint Community Based Research Engagement Event
In February, NICVA and the Research and Enterprise Directorate at QUB hosted their first ever joint event on facilitating community based research as part of the Engaged Research Action Plan 2019-2021.