Insight and latest updates from our team

Guest Blog: The Chartered Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 19 Feb 2024 Jocelyn Horton

Paul Montgomery, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland gives an overview of the work they do and how you can get involved. 

NICVA to host Conversation Zone at Alliance Party Conference Saturday 2nd March 2024

By NICVA 9 Feb 2024 Kathy Maguire

NICVA 's Conversation Zone is back ! We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Conversation Zone at the Alliance Party Conference on Saturday 2nd March 2024 at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast. 

NICVA Welcomes the Return of the Stormont Executive

By NICVA 5 Feb 2024 Robbie Best

NICVA welcomes the news we will now have a stable, functioning government here in Northern Ireland.

Who are NI's new ministers?

By NICVA 5 Feb 2024 Shauna O'Neill

Two years to the day since the collapse of devolved government in Northern Ireland, the Executive has been restored and new Ministers announced.

Now Open: Voluntary and Community Sector Nominations to the Shadow Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPBs) - UPDATED 20/02/2024

By NICVA 5 Feb 2024 Kathy Maguire

On behalf of the Department of Health, NICVA is currently seeking Nominations for VCS Representatives to the five Shadow Area Integrated Partnership Boards being established for the roll out of the Integrated Care System across NI.

Join the conversation on the future sustainability of voluntary youth work in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 5 Feb 2024 Leeann Kelly

A series of workshops with the youth sector is being held across Northern Ireland 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation to pause Shared Ground Fund early February

By NICVA 2 Feb 2024 Jocelyn Horton

The Shared Ground Fund is changing in response to the vision, priorities, and current needs of those working towards migrant justice.

NICVA working with Department of Health on Area Integrated Partnership Boards

By NICVA 29 Jan 2024 Robbie Best

NICVA is delighted to announce we have been appointed by the Department of Health to coordinate the Nomination process for appointment of  Voluntary and Community Sector members to the five Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPB).

Voluntary and Community Sector Nominations to the Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPB's) – NICVA Information Sessions

By NICVA 29 Jan 2024 Kathy Maguire

NICVA is hosting online Information Sessions to outline the Nomination process for VCS representatives to the 5  Area Integrated Partnership Boards established for the roll out of the Integrated Care System across NI. 

A new Christian Coalition launched on 30th January 2024...

By NICVA 29 Jan 2024 Lynda Gould

The Coalition of Christian Voices Against Poverty in Northern Ireland - was launched on Tuesday 30th January 2024 in Emmanuel Church, Portadown. 

£5 million National Lottery cash to improve NI community buildings

By NICVA 26 Jan 2024 Shauna O'Neill

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a £5 million programme to help community organisations across Northern Ireland make their buildings more energy efficient and save money on bills.  

QUB Students available for internship

By NICVA 25 Jan 2024 Shauna O'Neill

Could your charity benefit from Summer student support for 4 or 8 weeks? QUB's Summer 2024 funded Student Internship Programme will give extra support to your organisation during the Summer of 2024.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion in your grant applications

By NICVA 24 Jan 2024 Jocelyn Horton

This resource outlines some of reasons funders want organisations to address EDI in applications, broaching the topic in writing, getting started on your journey and where you can find further information on this topic.

Developing leaders - succession planning

By NICVA 23 Jan 2024 Sandra Bailie

Succession planning has never been more important. Recruiting staff with the skills and experience you need is proving so difficult at present. 

NICVA and Belfast City Council partner to explore inclusive employment

By NICVA 22 Jan 2024 Shauna O'Neill

Over 200 delegates gathered at Ulster University’s Belfast campus today (Monday, 22 January) to explore how Belfast can address economic inactivity and achieve a truly inclusive labour market.

Legal Island discounted elearning to NICVA members

By NICVA 18 Jan 2024 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is working in partnership with Legal Island to offer discounted eLearning training to our members.

Foyle Foundation set to make £23m-worth of grants as it closes after 25 years

By NICVA 11 Jan 2024 Jocelyn Horton

The Foyle Foundation will complete its grant giving programme in 2025, marking 25 years of giving to the fields of the Arts, Learning, Community Small Grants, State School Libraries and Health. 

Better Together - Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland launches new Strategy and funding programmes

By NICVA 10 Jan 2024 Jocelyn Horton

After listening to their applicants and grant holders, the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland are delighted to launch Better Together - their Strategy for 2024-2028 and its accompanying suite of funding programmes. 

EDI resources

By NICVA 8 Jan 2024 Sandra Bailie

NICVA like many organisations is on an EDI journey learning and improving our practice and policy.

Shaping the Future Relationship with Government - JF VCS Panel Seeks the Sectors Views

By NICVA 8 Jan 2024 Kathy Maguire

The Joint Forum VCS Panel, supported by NICVA, is hosting engagement sessions regionally to explore proposals for a renewal of the strategic agreement or “Concordat” between Government and the Voluntary and Community sector in Northern Ireland.

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