Policy and Public Affairs

NICVA to host Conversation Zone at Alliance Party Conference Saturday 2nd March 2024

9 Feb 2024Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

NICVA 's Conversation Zone is back ! We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Conversation Zone at the Alliance Party Conference on Saturday 2nd March 2024 at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast. 

VCS Representation on the Children’s Social Care Services Strategic Reform Programme –***Nominations Now Closed***

6 Dec 2023Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs, Health Transformation

On behalf of the Department of Health, NICVA is currently seeking nominations for Voluntary Community Sector positions across the Children’s Social Care Services Strategic Reform Programme. 

Policy and Public Affairs Team Quarterly Update (January – March 2023)

3 Apr 2023Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

Catch up on some highlights of what NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs Team have been up to in the last quarter to support the work and key interests of the sector:

NICVA hosts NIO briefing for sector on the new Windsor Framework

27 Mar 2023Kathy Maguire Policy & Public Affairs; Brexit & beyondPolicy and Public Affairs

NICVA recently hosted a special briefing and Q&A session for voluntary and community sector representatives with the Northern Ireland Office on the new Windsor Framework designed to replace previous arrangements under the NI Protocol.

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.

Cost of Living Crisis - Survey Summary

15 Sep 2022Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

NICVA is using the information from our surveys to influence government. We are focussed on the impact on people, but also on voluntary and community organisation's and their capacity to deliver support to those most in need.

NICVA’s Policy and Public Affairs Quarterly Update

1 Aug 2022Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs, Research

Below is a summary of the most recent activities of NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs team from April-June 2022.

UK Government Levelling Up Fund Round 2

16 May 2022Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have published a recording of their recent Northern Ireland informational webinar on Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund.

UK Government Host Information Webinar for Northern Ireland Applicants to Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund

29 Apr 2022Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsFunding, Policy and Public Affairs

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities recently hosted an Northern Ireland informational webinar on Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund.

NI Assembly dissolved in advance of upcoming Assembly Elections 2022

28 Mar 2022Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs, Assembly, #AE2022

The NI Assembly was today dissolved in advance of the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections due to take place on Thursday 5th May 2022.