Insight and latest updates from our team

Featured member - Caring Breaks

By NICVA 22 Mar 2017 Shauna O'Neill

Short Respite Breaks for Family Carers of Adults with a Learning Disability.

Results of NICVA's Funding Watch Survey

By NICVA 22 Mar 2017 Rachel Shannon

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.

What is the Joint Forum?

By NICVA 20 Mar 2017 Jenny McEneaney

The Joint Forum is comprised of public sector and voluntary and community sector individuals. 

Would you like NICVA to deliver free research training to organisations you support?

By NICVA 20 Mar 2017 Rachel Shannon

The NICVA research team are going on the road to deliver free research training to the voluntary and community sector. If you would like the team to deliver this training to organisations you support please get in touch.

Funding Watch Survey shows budget uncertainty already hitting sector

By NICVA 13 Mar 2017

Last month we launched a ‘Funding Watch’ survey to assess how the current political uncertainty and lack of a budget for 17/18 was affecting organisations in the sector. 

Government urged to call time on underage drinking

By NICVA 13 Mar 2017 Andrea Thornbury

HUNDREDS of young people are being hospitalised, are ending up in custody, or are receiving long-term care as a result of problem alcohol use each year in Northern Ireland.

Skills Development Officer (SDO '17)

By NICVA 8 Mar 2017 Alex Hastings

NICVA is recruiting for a Skills Development Officer. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys training and development to join our busy Skills Development team to design and deliver training sessions and accredited courses.

#AE17: Who are our new MLAs?

By NICVA 7 Mar 2017 Jenna Maghie

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

National Minimum and Living Wage rates increase

By NICVA 3 Mar 2017 Alex Hastings

The national minimum wage and national living wage rates will increase on 1 April 2017.

What is crowdfunding and why could it be good for you?

By NICVA 2 Mar 2017 Lynn Kennedy

Our Guest Writer, Anne Strachan from Crowdfund UK demystifies Crowdfunding and describes how organisations can use technology to update this long-standing fundraising tool.

NI Assembly Election: Business and Civic Society call for compromise and respect

By NICVA 28 Feb 2017

A broad range of organisations in Northern Ireland, including NICVA, have come together to articulate their views to political parties before the election. 

Key Messages from the Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference

By NICVA 24 Feb 2017 Sandra Bailie

This conference was organised by the three regulators to set out the regulatory requirements and expectations for fundraising bodies and their boards under current and forthcoming data protection legislation. 

Brexit – How will it affect you?

By NICVA 22 Feb 2017

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

By NICVA 22 Feb 2017

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. 

A Rates Rethink - The NICVA consultation response

By NICVA 20 Feb 2017 Jenny McEneaney

NICVA responded to the Department of Finance's Rates Rethink consultation on Thursday 16th February. The consultation paper proposed introducing a rates liability of 10-20% for charity shops. 

Joint Forum seeks new sector reps

By NICVA 20 Feb 2017 Jenny McEneaney

The Joint Forum is comprised of representatives from across government and the voluntary and community sector. It facilitates an open discussion about the relationship between the two sectors. 

Fundraising self-regulation systems across the UK and Ireland

By NICVA 16 Feb 2017 Lynn Kennedy

This article looks at the differences in how fundraising is currently self-regulated by the voluntary and community sectors in England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Comparing VCSE sectors of NI, England & Wales, Scotland & Ireland

By NICVA 16 Feb 2017 Lynn Kennedy

This article compares VCSE sectors across the UK and in Ireland and looks at "proportionality" in choosing a new NI fundraising self-regulation system.

Options Paper for Fundraising Self-Regulation in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 10 Feb 2017 Sandra Bailie

This paper outlines the options for Fundraising Self-Regulation in NI. The Working Group is seeking to engage the sector and consult until 31 March, in order to make recommendations on the most suitable option for NI.

A rates rethink

By NICVA 6 Feb 2017 Jenny McEneaney

The Department of Finance are currently consulting on  'A Rates Rethink' that proposes that charity shops pay 10-20% rates. The consultation closes on 16th February. 

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