Insight and latest updates from our team

Manifesto for Change - A Blueprint for Future Sector/Government Collaboration

By NICVA 12 Apr 2021 Geoff Nuttall

In March NICVA took soundings from sector organisations on our draft Manifesto for Change at three consultation events.  Read here the final Manifesto incorporating the feedback we heard from you for enhancing sector/government working

Portadown Wellness Centre case study

By NICVA 7 Apr 2021 Donna Semple

Alan McDowell is a board member of Portadown Wellness Centre, which received support from the governance team.  He gave his view on his experiences of working with NICVA.

Ronnie Black, Concerned Residents of Upper Ardoyne, North Belfast TLP, Spring 2021

By NICVA 1 Apr 2021 Mary McCaughey

Ronnie Black is a member of Concerned Residents of Upper Ardoyne. He completed the TLP in North Belfast in February 2021.

Updated Guidance on the Frontier Worker Permit Scheme

By NICVA 30 Mar 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

The UK Government has updated its guidance on the Frontier Worker Scheme and provided clarification to rules around eligibility.

Independent review of charity regulation engagement meetings

By NICVA 29 Mar 2021 Denise Copeland

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better. 

TLP Participant Story: Margaret McDonald, Lagmore Youth Project

By NICVA 29 Mar 2021 Mary McCaughey

Margaret completed her Transformative Leadership Programme in the Colin / Dunmurry / Seymour Hill / Twinbrook area in Spring 2021.

NICVA, working with Rural Community Network, has successfully helped over 700 charities with their charity reporting.

By NICVA 26 Mar 2021 Michele Crilly

NICVA and RCN sent guidance on annual reporting to hundreds of charities and provided detailed help and support to over 200.

NICVA’s Policy and Public Affairs Update March 2021

By NICVA 26 Mar 2021 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

The article below details the latest policy and research activities of NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs team.

Reflections on the Fundraising Regulator’s Annual event and future opportunities for collaboration

By NICVA 25 Mar 2021 Shauna O'Neill

Joanne McDowell, Northern Ireland Manager at the Fundraising Regulator reflects on the Fundraising Regulator’s recent Annual Event and collaborative work in Northern Ireland to promote, adapt and continue to build best practice in fundraising.

Northern Ireland has highest levels of trust in charities, across the UK and Ireland

By NICVA 25 Mar 2021 Shauna O'Neill

Public trust and confidence in charities is higher in Northern Ireland than in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, research released by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has revealed.

Shared Island Dialogue: Civil society cooperation key to addressing all-island challenges

By NICVA 25 Mar 2021 Shauna O'Neill

The Wheel and NICVA, the representative bodies for the community and voluntary sectors in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, today called for greater collaboration between civil society organisations across the island. 

How to respond to Government consultations

By NICVA 25 Mar 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

Responding to Government consultations is vital to ensure that the voices of all of society are incorporated into the policy development process.

Giving to charities drops amid Covid pandemic

By NICVA 25 Mar 2021 Shauna O'Neill

People in Northern Ireland gave significantly less to charity during the last 12 months compared to the same period in 2019.  That’s according to new research from NICVA into charitable giving in Northern Ireland.

Introducing CommunityNI’s new features

By NICVA 24 Mar 2021 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA’s online platform, CommunityNI is launching two new features to help widen access to services and better meet the needs of communities. 

Impact stories from ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

By NICVA 22 Mar 2021 Sandra Bailie

In this article we hear from two of the learners from our ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Why they joined the course, how they have used their learning and how it has impacted their organisation.

Measuring your impact (CFNI) recording

By NICVA 20 Mar 2021 Sandra Bailie

On 11 March 2021 we held another webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department of Communities on the topic of Measuring Impact. 

Brexit and the impact on data transfer

By NICVA 19 Mar 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

As of 1st January 2021, the UK and Northern Ireland are no longer a part of the European Union, and with this significant change come adjustments to policies and legislation.

Have Your Say on the New Sport and Physical Activity Strategy

By NICVA 18 Mar 2021 Geoff Nuttall

The Department for Communities is consulting on a new sport and physical activity strategy for Northern Ireland. Read here how you can input your views.

Consultation on Audit of Inequalities and Equality Action Plan 2021-24

By NICVA 16 Mar 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

Belfast City Council are currently consulting on the draft ‘Audit of Inequalities’ and Equality Action Plan 2021-2024.

SEUPB Launch Public Consultation on the PEACE PLUS Programme for 2021-2027

By NICVA 12 Mar 2021 Kathy Maguire

SEUPB are seeking views on the draft content of the European Union funded PEACE PLUS Programme (2021-2027), which shall be worth approximately €1bn.

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