NICVA: Celebrating 80 Years of Voluntary Action

In Articles About us

NICVA began its life in 1938 as the Northern Ireland Council for Social Service (NICSS) in response to high levels of unemployment in Northern Ireland. You can read about our early years here.

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NICVA welcomes Brexit deal progress

In Policy Brexit

We welcome significant progress in the draft agreement to address key issues of concern for Northern Ireland and avoid the disastrous scenario of No Deal.

help with the annual monitoring return

Help with the charity annual monitoring return

In Resources Governance and Charity Advice

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on how to complete the annual monitoring return.

GrantTracker – Time-Limited Offer on Northern Ireland’s Leading Funding Toolkit!

Training with NICVA

In Training Skills Development

NICVA's training calendar has been developed to meet the needs of the sector and includes a wide variety of affordable high quality sessions.









Our members range from household charities to
grass roots community groups

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Upcoming Events

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ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

This qualification focuses on improving your personal and professional development and developing key skills essential for leading and managing effective teams. Learners have 4 months access to training materials designed and developed by Global Management Academy. In the Action Learning sets we will discuss and undertake practical work on key elements of the module accessed online. The assignment support sessions have been designed to support learners in their leadership and management journey and also include practical support for completion of assignments.


ILM Level 3 Award Qualifications in Leadership and Management

If you are a newly appointed manager or aspiring to be one and need some confidence and recognition for your skills and experience then our ILM Level 3 Award Programmes might be the answer. You can choose from the units listed below which area of management you need to learn more about or improve. You choose the most appropriate to you and which add up to a total of 4 credits to gain an ILM level 3 qualification. The programme is provided online and once you have registered and paid you will have access to the materials for two months. NICVA provide support and guidance for the two assignments you will have to complete.


Fundraising Clinic (January 2019)

This free clinic will provide an hour of free one to one fundraising advice for NICVA members who want to diversify their income and increase their sustainability.