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Results of NICVA's Funding Watch Survey

22 Mar 2017 Rachel ShannonViewfinder (Research), Funding Watch, Budget cuts, CutsWatchNI, Policy

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.

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

20 Mar 2017 Rachel ShannonResearch, Training

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

13 Mar 2017 Funding

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. 

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

28 Feb 2017 No Topics

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

Brexit – How will it affect you?

22 Feb 2017 Policy, EU Referendum and Brexit

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

22 Feb 2017 Policy, Funding

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

20 Feb 2017 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy, Joint ForumNo Topics

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. 

More People Giving to Charity Compared to One Year Ago

26 Jan 2017 Rachel ShannonResearch, Individual Giving, State of the Sector, Charitable giving

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.

Theresa May Brexit Speech – What did we learn?

18 Jan 2017 Jenna MaghiePolicyEU Referendum and Brexit, Policy

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

13 Jan 2017 Jenna MaghiePolicyNo Topics

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

10 Jan 2017 No Topics

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

NICVA respond to the draft Programme for Government

22 Dec 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy

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

Cyberfraudsters are targeting Northern Ireland charities

19 Dec 2016 Andrew TalbotCollaborationNIsecurity

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

First Brexit Roundtable with Secretary of State

16 Dec 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicyEU Referendum and Brexit

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.

Christmas Food Drive – Donations needed

12 Dec 2016 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

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

9 Dec 2016 Rachel ShannonResearch

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. 

First update on progress of the NI Fundraising Regulation consultation

29 Nov 2016 Lynn KennedyNo Topics

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.

NICVA Launches NI Faith Survey

11 Nov 2016 Rachel ShannonViewfinder (Research), State of the Sector

NICVA has launched a short online survey for all faith based organisations in Northern Ireland. If you are a faith based organisation we would love to hear from you. 

Charity Trustee Conference on Understanding Charity Finance

10 Nov 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation, Finance

Tuesday’s charity trustee conference on understanding charity finance attracted a good number of board members and employees from a wide range of charitable organisations, both large and small.

NICVA Viewfinder Reveals Sector's Brexit Concerns

10 Nov 2016 Rachel ShannonResearch, Viewfinder (Research)

NICVA recently disseminated a Viewfinder Survey to members which aimed to explore how Brexit might impact the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. This article shares key findings from the survey. 

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