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.
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.