News

80% discount on Sage 50 Accounts for Charities

1 Sep 2015 Una McKernanHRHR, Pensions

As part of NICVA's ongoing engagement with Sage through Moore Stephens Financial Services we are delighted to provide organisations with access to Sage 50 accounts for charities with an 80% discount up to the end of September. 

DSD Consultation on Accounting and Reporting by Charities

26 Aug 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance

The Department for Social Development has launched its consultation on the draft Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations which will affect all charities registered in Northern Ireland.

DHSSPS Health and Social Care Revenue Grant Scheme

21 Aug 2015 Seamus McAleaveyFunding

An update on the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) revenue grant scheme.

The difference development makes

17 Aug 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleTraining, skills development

NICVA has been working with The Big Lottery Fund Reaching Out Connecting Older People (ROCOP) grant holders since 2011 supporting them to deliver their outcomes and effectively manage and deliver their projects.

Two years of death and serious injury on Northern Ireland’s roads

14 Aug 2015 Andrea ThornburyResearch, PolicyOpen data, Rural issues

The second Detail Data story Two years of death and serious injury on Northern Ireland’s roads was published yesterday.

GrantTracker users find funding success

13 Aug 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleFunding, Fundraising

In June NICVA surveyed all GrantTracker subscribers to ask them what they thought of GrantTracker, what funding they had sourced through GrantTracker, the impact of GrantTracker and any suggestions they had for improvements.

How good is your governance?

7 Aug 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance

Recent media coverage of a large charity in England having to shut down because of financial issues has hopefully prompted those sitting on boards of charities to think about their own governance practice.

2015 Party Conference Season

15 Jul 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy

The Assembly has just entered its summer recess and will reconvene for plenary sessions on the 7th September when parties will start to look towards Party Conference season.

DEL Departmental Monitoring Group: Departmental restructure

9 Jul 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy, Joint ForumNo Topics

The first NICVA Employment and Learning DMG, chaired by Lorraine Boyd (Bryson Charitable Group NEETs Forum), welcomed DEL Permanent Secretary Derek Baker.

Detail Data Launch

30 Jun 2015 Andrea ThornburyResearch, PolicyOpen data

A new programme funded by Big Lottery Fund NI to support voluntary and community organisations understand and use open data effectively to create and enhance social, economic and environmental value was launched yesterday. 

New equality guidance for charities

26 Jun 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published new guidance to support charities in understanding the complexities of equality legislation as it may apply to them.

Bureaucracy Project – Launch of the Code of Practice

17 Jun 2015 Una McKernanHRBureaucracy

NICVA are delighted that the Code of Practice has been launched, a code aimed at reducing the administrative burden associated with grant funding to the voluntary and community sector.

Summer Offer - half price room hire at NICVA

17 Jun 2015 Alex McGimpseyHRNo Topics

It's summer offer time at NICVA with a 50% discount on room hire in our conference facilities.

Calling all Committee Members/Trustees

15 Jun 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance

The current Governance in the Sector research being carried out by Volunteer Now has been extended to 19 June 2015. 

Celebrating NICVA learners

15 Jun 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleTraining

In this Adult Learners' Week we would like to celebrate the achievements of all those who have participated in NICVA’s 400 plus training sessions in the last year.

Welfare Reform Events - Learning from Scotland

5 Jun 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicyWelfare Reform

With the Welfare Reform Bill now fallen in Stormont and the Assembly entering “unchartered waters” everyone is still unsure of what will happen next with the Bill and the Assembly.

Volunteers connecting older people

5 Jun 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older Peopleskills development, Volunteering

In this Volunteers’ Week we want to celebrate the work of the people who volunteer in Big Lottery Funded Reaching Out Connecting Older People (ROCOP) programme. Volunteers are crucial to the delivery of many of these projects.

Volunteers Week 2015

29 May 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleVolunteering

Next week we celebrate the massive contribution volunteers make to our communities during Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June.

Research in to governance of the sector in 2015

29 May 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance

A couple of weeks ago, NICVA asked trustees of voluntary and community organisations to contribute to a new piece of research being carried out by Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd.  

Complying with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

29 May 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupNo Topics

Charities, along with private companies, must comply with the new Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) that has come into force.

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