About NICVA: Lead partner
NICVA is an umbrella organisation, seeking to represent the interests of voluntary and community organisations throughout Northern Ireland. In its role as a voluntary sector development agency, NICVA acts as a catalyst to promote innovation and new approaches to the challenge of social need.
We work for justice, equality and dignity throughout the society by promoting opportunities for community participation in the essential decisions that affect the lives of people in Northern Ireland.
NICVA is the lead partner and has been tasked with delivering the CollaborationNI project over the next three years. Una McKernan, Deputy Chief Executive of NICVA
deliver the CollaborationNI project over the next three years. Launching CollaborationNI, Deputy Chief Executive, Una McKernan commented:
"The voluntary and community sector plays a vital role in supporting some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society. But it too, is feeling the pinch of these hard economic times. In response, organisations have been considering various different ways of collaborative working to ensure a high quality service can be provided to service users now and in the future. This investment from Building Change Trust will enable organisations to fully explore their options and to be supported as they embark on collaborative working".
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