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NICVA welcomes political parties to HQ for talks on Department of Health cuts
31 May 2023Robbie Best Policy & Public Affairs, FundraisingFunding
NICVA and CO3 welcomed representatives of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and representatives from across the political spectrum to discuss the recent news that Department of Health Core funding will not continue past September.
Will we fail once more on mental health?
24 May 2023Ryan Miller undefinedMental Health, Budget, Social Policy, Funding
A new report from the Audit Office says Northern Ireland’s ten-year mental health strategy risks failure due to a lack of financial support.
Impact: it’s not the work you do, it’s what that work achieves
16 May 2023Ryan Miller undefinedSector Issues, Funding, outcomes, OBA, impact, inspiring impact
Focusing on outcomes won’t address all the third sector’s challenges, but it will help organisations get the most out of whatever resources they have.
Pay now, or pay (more) later? How the cost-of-living crisis is squeezing the third sector.
14 Apr 2023Ryan Miller undefinedSector Issues, Children and Young People, Mental Health, Health, Funding, Childcare
Spiking inflation and weak public finances have put community organisations on the back foot. However, it would be short-sighted to let services wither. Where possible, we must spend to save.
Community Ownership Fund
22 Feb 2023Sandra Bailie Fundinglevelling up, Funding, UK government
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) announce new application window for the Community Ownership Fund, which has already seen a share of £1.3million given to six projects in Northern Ireland.
The growing role of charities in society must be embraced
8 Feb 2023Ryan Miller undefinedThird Sector, Sector Issues, Funding, Economy, Environment, Social Policy
A huge new report, years in the making, says that the community and voluntary sector’s increasing importance needs to be fully embraced. The private, public and third sectors all need to work together to build the best-possible future.
The third sector in a digital world: room for improvement
1 Feb 2023Ryan Miller undefineddigital, Sector Issues, Funding, Cybersecurity
Research from late last year shows that organisations in Northern Ireland are not all fully comfortable in the modern digital age – but, with a bit of support, the right improvements are achievable.
Tough times can bring out the best in people
25 Jan 2023Ryan Miller undefinedMental Health, Health, Cost of Living, Poverty, Sector Issue, Social Policy, Funding
Two new pieces of research lay out two sides of the cost-of-living crisis: poor mental health, and communities rising to meet the problems we all face.
Guest Blog: The National Lottery Community Fund - remember to consider your environmental impact when applying for funding
9 Jan 2023Sandra Bailie FundraisingEnvironment, Funding
Mark Creaney, from The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), talks about how the largest community funder across the UK is supporting communities who are seeking to minimise their impact on the environment.
UK Government: The Community Ownership Fund launch updated prospectus
18 May 2022Jocelyn Horton FundraisingFunding, UK government, community ownership fund
The Community Ownership Fund is a £150 million, UK wide Fund helping community groups to protect, through community ownership, assets in their local area which are at risk of being lost.