Policy and Public Affairs

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 2022Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney Policy & 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 2022Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney Policy & 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. 

Policy and Public Affairs Quarterly Update (January – March 2022)

25 Mar 2022Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy, Policy and Public Affairs, Public Affairs, Policy and Public Affairs Update

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

Policy and Public Affairs Update - December 2021

15 Dec 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs, Policy, Public Affairs, Policy and Public Affairs Update

With another year of lockdowns & uncertainty facing so many within the community, the VCSE sector continued to demonstrate strength & resilience as online events, webinars and campaigns continued to thrive throughout the course of 2021.

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

JOINT FORUM COMMUNIQUÉ OCTOBER 2021

27 Oct 2021Kathy Maguire Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Policy and Public Affairs, Joint Forum

Catch up on the most recent news and developments happening via the Government and Voluntary & Community Sector Joint Forum.