NICVA Conversation Zone at #AP2017

23 Mar 2017Jenna Maghie Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

We are excited to once again be hosting our Conversation Zone at the Alliance Party Conference, tomorrow (25th March) at the Stormont Hotel.

Results of NICVA's Funding Watch Survey

22 Mar 2017Rachel Shannon ResearchViewfinder (Research), Funding Watch, Budget cuts, CutsWatchNI, Policy

NICVA recently ran a Funding Watch survey which assessed voluntary and community organisations current statutory funding situation and the likely impact of uncertainty and/or funding cuts. This article presents the survey findings.

#AE17: Who are our new MLAs?

7 Mar 2017Jenna Maghie Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

On Friday 3rd of March 90 MLAs were elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, a reduction of 18 from the 108 returned at #AE16. 

Brexit – How will it affect you?

22 Feb 2017Brexit & Beyond, Policy & Public AffairsPolicy, EU Referendum and Brexit

The terms under which the UK will leave the European Union following last year’s EU referendum result will impact on a huge range of areas of public life and, by extension, on a huge range of the sector’s activities and areas of concern.

Future Funding Watch – Calling for evidence from the sector

22 Feb 2017Policy & Public AffairsPolicy, Funding

Less than two years after NICVA’s 2015 Cutswatch campaign, we may be facing into yet another funding crisis for the community and voluntary sector. 

Lobbying Act and the 2017 Assembly Elections

18 Jan 2017Jenna Maghie Policy & Public AffairsLobbying Bill, Policy

Now we have a date for the 2017 Assembly Election, voluntary and community organisations should once again make themselves familiar with the provisions of the Lobbying Act and how they may affect your work in the run up to the elections. 

Theresa May Brexit Speech – What did we learn?

18 Jan 2017Jenna Maghie Brexit & BeyondEU Referendum and Brexit, Policy

The Prime Minister Theresa May has made her long awaited statement on her position on Brexit. So what did we learn?

NICVA respond to the draft Programme for Government

22 Dec 2016Jenna Maghie Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

Today NICVA submitted our response to the consultation on the draft Programme for Government. 

Community Planning Update

28 Nov 2016Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

This is a report on each of the eleven council's approach to community planning and an update on the development of their community plan.   

Carers Rights Day - 25th November

25 Nov 2016Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

There are over 220,000 carers across Northern Ireland and we estimate there are thousands more out there providing care to ill, disabled or elderly loved ones who do not yet recognise themselves as being carers