The definitive resource on the size, scope and finances of the Northern Ireland Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector
State of the Sector
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NICVA’s research team develops knowledge and provides a strong evidence base on issues that affect the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
We produce reports for the benefit of sector organisations, researchers, policy makers and organisations interested in the sector. This includes research on workforce, income, volunteers and the composition of the sector
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As the lead body for the sector in Northern Ireland, we take our responsibility to look after our member’s interests very seriously.
Our work includes facilitating the policy fora, consulting and responding on a range of issues.
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The Public Affairs Forum brings the voluntary and community sector together to discuss and share ideas, practice and issues around policy development.
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ILM level 7 Award in Leadership and Management RESERVE LIST ONLY (Sep 12)
This new NICVA ILM progamme is a great opportunity for senior leaders in the voluntary and community sector in NI to learn, reflect, be challenged and plan for leading their organisation to the next stage of development.
We provide a wide range of training for you and your staff. From one-day sessions, to bespoke packages and online courses.
What we offer
Save 30% off our training including accredited training. View other Membership benefits.
Courses are offered in Leadership and Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Social Enterprise Support and Management of Volunteers.
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NICVA are currently offering the level 3 award and level 4 certificate in education and training.
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Our membership includes over 1,000 Members grass-roots community organisations, voluntary groups, household name charities and associate members from statutory and business sectors.
Building Partnerships with other organisations is an essential part of our work.
We represent the voluntary and community sector on many committees, fora and working groups.
Join NICVA and you’ll be connecting into a strong network of local organisations focused on voluntary and community activity.
NICVA now provides free membership for all small groups.
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NICVA Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action is registered as a company limited by guarantee in Northern Ireland No. NI001792
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