Insight and latest updates from our team

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. 

Featured member - Specialisterne NI, an Autism at Work Consultancy

By NICVA 15 Dec 2016 Shauna O'Neill

Specialisterne NI is a not for private profit community interest company that opened in 2014 as the local expression of the Specialisterne Foundation. 

Research Bank

By NICVA 13 Dec 2016 Rachel Shannon

A library of research publications and resources about the Voluntary and Community sector. This page will be updated with new research on a regular basis. Please contact Rachel Shannon if you would like a research publication added to the bank.

Celebration of the finest achievement

By NICVA 12 Dec 2016 Roisin Kelly

NICVA was delighted to host its 12th presentation of certificates ceremony on 1 December. 40 ILM and TQUK graduates gathered to share their learning and received their well-earned certificates. 

Independent examination - the alternative to an audit

By NICVA 12 Dec 2016 Denise Copeland

Chris Smith, Trustee of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners (ACIE) and a practicing independent examiner explains what an independent examination is and when charities may avail of this option. 

Christmas Food Drive – Donations needed

By NICVA 12 Dec 2016 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA are participating as a collection point for the North Belfast food bank to help local people in food crisis. 

Queen's Graduates Play Key Role in NICVA's Research Team

By NICVA 9 Dec 2016 Rachel Shannon

NICVA recently participated in an Internship Programme with Queen's University and Santander, and through the scheme employed two Research Interns to support the Research Team. This article sheds light on their contribution to the NICVA team. 

Cathy Breslin (1960 - 2016)

By NICVA 8 Dec 2016 Una McKernan

It is with deep sadness we announce the death of our colleague Cathy Breslin who lost her hard fought battle with cancer on 07 Dec 2016

Support for social innovation

By NICVA 6 Dec 2016 Sandra Bailie

NICVA has been working with Social Innovation NI to deliver 8 workshops throughout Northern Ireland  to introduce people to social innovation and the support that is available through The Social Innovation NI Programme.

Stormont threat to lifeline for rural communities

By NICVA 2 Dec 2016 Andrea Thornbury

A SCHEME that has provided more than 216,000 journeys in the past year to help people living in isolated rural areas, including the elderly and those with disabilities, is under threat due to Stormont cuts and policy change.

First update on progress of the NI Fundraising Regulation consultation

By NICVA 29 Nov 2016 Lynn Kennedy

Progress on the set up of the NI Fundraising Regulation Working Group and decision on how fundraising will be voluntarily regulated in NI pending the result of a full sector consultation.

Community Planning Update

By NICVA 28 Nov 2016 Jenny McEneaney

This is a report on each of the eleven council's approach to community planning and an update on the development of their community plan.   

Carers Rights Day - 25th November

By NICVA 25 Nov 2016 Jenny McEneaney

There are over 220,000 carers across Northern Ireland and we estimate there are thousands more out there providing care to ill, disabled or elderly loved ones who do not yet recognise themselves as being carers

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