Insight and latest updates from our team

NICVA adds signature to Letter for International Human Rights Day

By NICVA 11 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlister

10 December marked 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at the UN in December 1948. 

Public Affairs Forum: Tips for campaigning in the absence of the NI Assembly

By NICVA 11 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlister

On 4 December, NICVA held the first meeting of the revamped Public Affairs Forum. This Forum brings together people working in policy, public affairs and lobbying from the voluntary and community sector.

Recruiting Staff: GDPR and Criminal Convictions

By NICVA 7 Dec 2018 Bob Harper

Guidance for organisations who collect criminal records data in recruiting employees or volunteers.

Basic finance training for small charities

By NICVA 6 Dec 2018 Denise Copeland

A series of free practical workshops for treasurers or personnel of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems to keep their organisation safe.

Ring out the old, ring in the new…

By NICVA 5 Dec 2018 Guest Author

A guest blog reflecting on the Fundraising Regulator's work with NI charities since March 2018 and its future plans.

Another buzz in East Belfast!

By NICVA 4 Dec 2018 Helen McLaughlin

Thursday 22 November saw yet another busy networking event take place in East Belfast as part of the SIF funded East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme.

Christmas Food Drive 2018 – Donations needed

By NICVA 4 Dec 2018 Shauna O'Neill

It’s the time of year again when NICVA will be participating in a food drive to support families living in North Belfast. 

NICVA Annual Report 2018

By NICVA 3 Dec 2018

Trustees' report and consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018

Work Christmas Parties and steps you can take to minimize the risk of an HR Hangover

By NICVA 28 Nov 2018 Joanne Duguid

This article provides a brief legal update and offers some practical advice to guide organisations through the festive party season.

The Next Chapter Project - One Year In

By NICVA 28 Nov 2018 Alexandra De La Torre

Since October 2017, NICVA has been involved as a partner of The Next Chapter Project. 

Learning from the members' day- building resilience and managing risk

By NICVA 27 Nov 2018 Sandra Bailie

It was great to see over 80 members at the Building resilience and managing risk members' event on 12 November in NICVA. It gave us the opportunity to network and learn from the experts to improve our organisations.

#NICVAPeople - a minute with Dr Helena Mc Elhinney

By NICVA 27 Nov 2018

This month's #NICVAPeople interview is with Dr Helena Mc Elhinney.

The Priority for Northern Ireland must be to avoid a no deal outcome - Joint letter from Voluntary, Community, Environment and Rural sector

By NICVA 22 Nov 2018

NICVA joined with Rural Community Network and Nature Matters NI to issue the following joint letter welcoming the progress made in the draft UK Withdrawal Agreement.

Who is the new Minister at the Northern Ireland Office?

By NICVA 21 Nov 2018 Philip Mynes

This week John Penrose MP was appointed as Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office.

NICVA welcomes Brexit deal progress and calls on all to avoid the disaster of a No Deal

By NICVA 21 Nov 2018 Geoff Nuttall

NICVA welcomes the significant step forward made by the draft EU withdrawal agreement towards addressing many key issues of concern for Northern Ireland and avoiding the disastrous scenario of a No Deal Brexit.    

Celebrate with NICVA's 80th Anniversary GrantTracker Offer

By NICVA 20 Nov 2018 Lynn Kennedy

NICVA is 80 this year.  What better way to celebrate than by thanking our members for their fantastic support with a full year's access to GrantTracker for just £80!

New ILM level 7 Award

By NICVA 20 Nov 2018 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is delighted to be able to offer a new leadership initiative that is challenging, practical and about leading organisations and the sector to a positive future - The ILM level 7 Award in Leadership and Management.

Spammers Target NI Charities

By NICVA 14 Nov 2018 Ian Kelly

NI Charities and public bodies are being impersonated in order to spread Malware, along with other email extortion tactics in a recent twist to email spam.

Compliance actions for failed accounts consultation - NICVA's response

By NICVA 13 Nov 2018 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission is proposing to change the ‘up-to-date' status display information in relation to the annual reporting information on a charity’s entry on the charity register.

EU Settlement Scheme Explainer

By NICVA 13 Nov 2018 Siobhan McAlister

In July 2018 the UK Home Office published guidance on a new EU citizen settlement scheme in which all EU citizens in the UK would need to apply for to secure the right to stay in the UK after Brexit.

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