Insight and latest updates from our team

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. 

Brexit White Paper. Too Long; Didn't Read

By NICVA 3 Feb 2017 Jenna Maghie

Yesterday (2nd February) the UK Government published its 76-page White Paper on The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union.

Early Intervention Transformation Programme Professional Development Initiative

By NICVA 30 Jan 2017 Jenny McEneaney

The Professional Development initiative aims to improve outcomes for children and young people through building the skills and capabilities of professionals to adopt effective early intervention and prevention approaches

Featured Member - RNIB Northern Ireland

By NICVA 26 Jan 2017 Shauna O'Neill

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People in Northern Ireland (RNIB NI) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss.

More People Giving to Charity Compared to One Year Ago

By NICVA 26 Jan 2017 Rachel Shannon

People in Northern Ireland are more likely to give money to charity compared to one year ago, according to NICVA's latest Individual Giving survey.

Detail Data Conference: Open Data for Funding, Citizens and Services

By NICVA 18 Jan 2017 Bob Harper

Last week’s Detail Data conference on the use of open data for funding, citizens and services attracted over 60 people from the VCSE, public and private sectors.

Lobbying Act and the 2017 Assembly Elections

By NICVA 18 Jan 2017 Jenna Maghie

Now we have a date for the 2017 Assembly Election, voluntary and community organisations should once again make themselves familiar with the provisions of the Lobbying Act and how they may affect your work in the run up to the elections. 

Theresa May Brexit Speech – What did we learn?

By NICVA 18 Jan 2017 Jenna Maghie

The Prime Minister Theresa May has made her long awaited statement on her position on Brexit. So what did we learn?

Health Minister to continue VCS Core Grant Fund

By NICVA 13 Jan 2017 Jenna Maghie

Today the Health Minister has confirmed that she will continue the core grant fund to the voluntary and community sector. 

Political Developments and the Northern Ireland Budget 2017/18

By NICVA 10 Jan 2017

Speaking in response to the resignation of the deputy First Minister yesterday, NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey said:

Donor consent in light of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS)

By NICVA 9 Jan 2017 Lynn Kennedy

What does the Fundraising Preference Service actually mean for NI charities and how does it fit with current and planned data protection legislation?

NICVA respond to the draft Programme for Government

By NICVA 22 Dec 2016 Jenna Maghie

Today NICVA submitted our response to the consultation on the draft Programme for Government. 

Cyberfraudsters are targeting Northern Ireland charities

By NICVA 19 Dec 2016 Andrew Talbot

One of NICVA’s members was recently the victim of a highly sophisticated cyberfraud. 

Too small for legacy fundraising?

By NICVA 19 Dec 2016 Lynn Kennedy

This article looks at how you could add legacy fundraising into your funding mix

First Brexit Roundtable with Secretary of State

By NICVA 16 Dec 2016 Jenna Maghie

On Wednesday 15th December NICVA hosted the first in a series of themed roundtable Brexit discussions with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire MP.

Lord Justice Gillen's Review of Civil and Family Justice

By NICVA 15 Dec 2016 Jenny McEneaney

On Monday 28th November, Lord Justice Gillen spoke at NICVA on his family and civil justice review. 

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