Insight and latest updates from our team

Public Benefit Test Guidance Consultation Launched

By NICVA 1 Sep 2009 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has embarked on its first major piece of work with the launch of the public benefit test guidance for consultation on 3 September in NICVA.

Viewfinder 8

By NICVA 22 Apr 2009 Andrea Thornbury

This viewfinder survey focuses the impact of the current economic downturn on the voluntary and community sector.

State of the Sector V

By NICVA 1 Feb 2009 Andrea Thornbury

State of the Sector V assesses how the voluntary and community sector is funded, how many people it employs and how many volunteers are involved with organisations.

DSD advertises Charity Commissioners' Positions

By NICVA 10 Jan 2009 Denise Copeland

The Department for Social Development is seeking to appoint a Chief Commissioner to lead the Commission, as well as a Deputy Chief Commissioner and up to five Charity Commissioners, including a legally qualified Commissioner.

Charitable Giving in Northern Ireland 2008

By NICVA 10 Nov 2008 Andrea Thornbury

This research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland reveals a changing picture and poses a number of challenges for fundraisers at a time when prevailing economic conditions are worsening.

Royal Assent for Charities Act (NI) 2008

By NICVA 10 Sep 2008 Denise Copeland

The long awaited new charities legislation for Northern Ireland received Royal Assent on 9 September 2008. 

Final Stages for Charities Bill

By NICVA 1 Jul 2008 Denise Copeland

The Charities Bill (as amended at consideration stage) reached its final stage in the Assembly on 30 June and is now waiting Royal Assent. 

Acceptable Use of NICVA's ICT Facilities

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to the use of the ICT facilities, email, internet and online security.

Acceptable use of NICVA's Laptop / Mobile Devices

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to laptop and mobile device usage for employees.

Computer Policy

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to computer, IT and email usage.

Career Break Policy

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This policy sets out the rights and responsibilities of NICVA employees who wish to take an extended period of unpaid leave (career break) from the workplace.

Time off for Dependants (Carers Leave)

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to time off for dependants (also known as carers leave).

Staff Working Hours

By NICVA 9 Apr 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regard to staff working hours.

Smoking Policy

By NICVA 27 Feb 2008 Alex Hastings

This article outlines NICVA’s policy with regards to smoking.

Charities Bill: Extension of Committee Stage

By NICVA 12 Feb 2008 Denise Copeland

The Charities Bill will not be enacted in the first part of 2008 as had been anticipated.

Charities Bill for Northern Ireland Introduced

By NICVA 12 Dec 2007 Denise Copeland

The Charities Bill for Northern Ireland was introduced to the Assembly on 10 December 2007. 

Viewfinder 7

By NICVA 1 Oct 2007 Andrea Thornbury

This Viewfinder covers issues such as the smoking ban, devolution in Northern Ireland, the issue of a draft Code of Governance for the voluntary and community sector, as well as the idea of mergers.

Guidance on Reserves

By NICVA 16 Aug 2007 Denise Copeland

This guidance was drawn up by the Department of Finance and Personnel following consultation with the voluntary and community sector and is of relevance to voluntary and community organisations, statutory bodies and funders generally.

The Charities (NI) Order 2007 - Background Information

By NICVA 20 Jan 2007 Denise Copeland

The Charities (NI) Order 2007 which was laid before parliament in January will not continue its passage through Westminster as planned. 

Viewfinder 6

By NICVA 1 Sep 2006 Andrea Thornbury

This Viewfinder survey deals with issues as the summer marching season, the end of academic selection and training of board members.

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