Policy

DEL Departmental Monitoring Group: Departmental restructure

9 Jul 2015Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

The first NICVA Employment and Learning DMG, chaired by Lorraine Boyd (Bryson Charitable Group NEETs Forum), welcomed DEL Permanent Secretary Derek Baker.

Community and Voluntary Sector: Funding Cuts Debate

20 May 2015Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Policy, Funding

On Monday 18th May, UUP MLAs Robin Swann, Roy Beggs and Sandra Overend tabled a motion calling for the Assembly to recognise the important work of the voluntary and community sector and the impact of the cuts.

Economic Inactivity Strategy

13 May 2015Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

Stephen Farry, Minister for Employment and Learning and Arlene Foster, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment jointly launched an economic inactivity strategy called 'Enabling Success'. 

#CutsWatchNI Storify

2 Apr 2015Jenna Maghie Budget 2015-2016, Policy & Public AffairsPolicy, CutsWatchNI

26th March was #BlackThursday for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland. With savage cuts to the arts sector, DOE announcing swingeing disproportionate cuts to environment organisations and DEL announcing its ESF decisions.

Consultation launched on 'Proposals for a New Regulatory Framework for Social Housing Providers in Northern Ireland'

1 Apr 2015Jenna Maghie Policy

As part of its Social Housing Reform Programme the Department for Social Development has launched a consultation on Proposals for a New Regulatory Framework for Social Housing Providers in Northern Ireland.

Tenant Participation Strategy Consultation Launched

1 Apr 2015Jenna Maghie Policy

As part of its Social Housing Reform Programme the Department for Social Development has launched a consultation on a new Tenant Participation Strategy for Northern Ireland 2015-2020.

NICVA Responds to DSD Committee on Regeneration Bill

1 Apr 2015Jenna Maghie Local Government Reformlocal government reform, Policy

NICVA recently responded to the Department for Social Development Committee's Call for Evidence on the Regeneration Bill.

Local Government Reform - FAQs

31 Mar 2015Jenna Maghie Local Government Reformlocal government reform, Policy

Ahead of the 11 Super Councils replacing the existing 26 Councils on 1st April 2015 the Department of the Environment has produced the helpful FAQs below.

New Councils Key Contacts - Chief Executives

31 Mar 2015Jenna Maghie Local Government Reformlocal government reform, Policy

As the 11 new Super Councils take their powers on 1st of April 2015 the list below outlines key contacts in each of the new areas

Innovation conference - Development, Design and Delivery

25 Mar 2015Jenny McEneaney Public Sector Reform, Policy & Public Affairs, Centre for Economic EmpowermentPublic Procurement, Policy, Public Sector Reform

NICVA and the Chief Executive's Forums conference on innovation in public service delivery saw speakers from the public, private and voluntary and community sectors address delegates on innovative processes and practices.