NICVA statement on additional funding from Department for Housing, Levelling up and Communities

31 Mar 2023Robbie Best FundingESF

Our response to the additional funding into the sector from the Department for Housing, Levelling Up and Communities.


15 Feb 2022Suzanne Thompson Policy & Public AffairsESF

NICVA welcomes the proposal in Conor Murphy’s Assembly budget statement for a way to close the current match-funding gap faced by over 50 community and voluntary organisations working to help as many as 17,000 vulnerable people into employment

ESF Users Group Briefing Highlights the Need for Urgent Action by both UK & NI Governments

15 Nov 2021Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs, ESF, Lobbying, Brexit

The ESF Users Group briefing sets out urgent recommendations to government for ensuring the replacement of vital EU funding helping 10,000 vulnerable people each year in NI overcome major obstacles to social inclusion & entering employment

Launch of third call for applications to the NI European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2014-2020

21 May 2021Shauna O'Neill Policy & Public Affairs, FundraisingFunding, ESF

The Department for the Economy is launching a new Call for funding for an initial 12 month period from April 2022. This will be the 3rd and final call for funding under the programme.

Joint NICVA SCVO WCVA Position Statement on UK Shared Prosperity Fund

19 Nov 2020Geoff Nuttall Brexit & BeyondESF

This joint statement by NICVA and its sister Councils in Scotland and Wales (SCVO & WCVA) calls for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a fund designed to replace EU funding post-Brexit, to be devolved and rolled out according to five key principles

NICVA Calls on Chancellor to Devolve Post-Brexit Funding to NI

19 Nov 2020Geoff Nuttall Brexit & BeyondESF

NICVA and its sister Councils in Scotland and Wales have jointly written to the UK Chancellor calling for the devolution of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (designed to replace EU funding) to ensure it meets local needs 

ESF Users Briefing on Future Replacement of ESF Funding Post-Brexit

12 Nov 2020Geoff Nuttall Brexit & BeyondESF

This briefing paper, developed by NICVA's ESF Users Group, sets out urgent recommendations to government for ensuring the replacement of vital EU funding (ESF) helping thousands of vulnerable people in NI integrate into society and employment