Supporting our sector through the cost-of-living crisis

24 Oct 2022Sandra Bailie FundraisingGovernance, cost of living crisis, Fundraising, Lobbying, Policy and Public Affairs

In the midst of the cost-of-living crisis our communities need our sector more than ever before. However, voluntary and community organisations are facing unprecedented challenges. This article outlines the support that NICVA provides.

Value of the Sector - Resource launch

23 Mar 2022Déarbhla Sloan Value of the SectorPolicy, impact, Health, Lobbying, Campaigning, The Arts

On 22 March NICVA launched the new 'Value of the Sector' resource. The information contained within the resource is a collection of research results and case studies collected from Voluntary & Community Sector organisations.

NI Assembly Election 2022: Guidance for non-party campaigners

15 Dec 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsLobbying, Campaigning, Election 2022, The Electoral Commission, Election Guidance for Charities, Election guidance for non-party campaigners

The Electoral Commission guidance for non-party campaigners covers spending limits, donations, when you must register with the Commission, reporting requirements and key dates and events.  

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

Case Study - Marie Curie NI

12 Oct 2021Déarbhla Sloan Value of the SectorCampaigning, Lobbying, Policy and Public Affairs

Providing frontline nursing and hospice care, Marie Curie is an end-of-life charity that offers a free support line and a wealth of information on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.

Registering to Lobby? Information for the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Sector in Northern Ireland

17 May 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy Impact HubLobbying, Campaigning, Policy, Policy and Public Affairs

Lobbying and campaigning is carried out by many within the VCSE Sector, as a way of informing and influencing public policies and legislation, so as to advance their charitable aims and benefit society.

#MakeOurFutureFair Campaign

11 Dec 2020Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsBill Of Rights, Campaigning, Lobbying, Make Our Future Fair campaign

NICVA are proud to support the #MakeOurFutureFair Campaign. Led by the Human Rights Consortium, the newly launched campaign calls for the delivery of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

NICVA joins urgent call for NI loneliness strategy

9 Dec 2020Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsLobbying

Loneliness has a real cost and affects people of all ages. It is something we’re all likely to experience at some point in our lives, including when becoming a carer or parent, following bereavement or during ill health.

Policy Impact Hub case study: Save the Childcare Voucher Scheme

25 Sep 2020Déarbhla Sloan Policy Impact HubCampaigning, Lobbying, Sector Issues; Social Policy; Health; Education; Equality; Economy

This case study explains how the Save Childcare Vouchers campaign helped approximately 60,000 families across the UK access financial support with their childcare costs through the Childcare Voucher scheme prior to it being closed to new entrants.

Building on the Past – What does the future hold?

1 Feb 2016Andrea Thornbury Detail DataOpen Data, Lobbying

Our Building on the Past journalism project was born out of the removal of a previously available database from the Department of the Environment website – the antithesis of open data.