Insight and latest updates from our team

Faith-based engagement training sessions - early 2020

By NICVA 23 Jan 2020 Lynda Gould

The Department for Communities currently funds a Faith Based Engagement Strand under the Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP) which provides direct support to faith based organisations through a range of seminars and training sessions.

Dormant Accounts Fund for Northern Ireland - NICVAs Response to the Consultation Framework

By NICVA 23 Jan 2020 Kathy Maguire

NICVA  responded to the recent consultation on delivery of a  Dormant  Accounts Fund  for Northern Ireland.

NICVA calls for spring participants for interface-based Transformative Leadership Programme

By NICVA 20 Jan 2020 Helen McLaughlin

Spring dates have now been set for the Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP)—a leadership training programme funded by the PEACE IV Programme through Belfast City Council.

Introducing our training calendar for the new year

By NICVA 17 Jan 2020 Roisin Kelly

Our 2020 training calendar is ready and designed in response to feedback from previous participants and to meet the challenges facing our sector. 

Great News from a Great Funder, Halifax Foundation NI

By NICVA 17 Jan 2020 Lynn Kennedy

Halifax Foundation NI have developed a new strategy for 2020–2023, ‘A Vision for the Future’. An interview with Brenda McMullan, Executive Director, looks at what this means for the vital work of NI charities.

Providing effective support to your volunteers

By NICVA 17 Jan 2020 Sandra Bailie

Providing support to our volunteers through developing a positive culture, listening to their feedback and giving constructive feedback is essential to helping them do a good job and feel valued.

Still using Windows 7? Here's what you need to know

By NICVA 17 Jan 2020 Bob Harper

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft, which leaves its use open to cyber security risks. Upgrading is important to do.

31 Jan - Charity annual reporting deadline

By NICVA 15 Jan 2020 Denise Copeland

If your registered charity's financial year is 1 April - 31 March then you will have a deadline of 31 January in which to submit your annual monitoring return to the Charity Commission.  

*POSTPONED* NICVA Conversation Zone at UUP Conference, February 2020

By NICVA 15 Jan 2020 Siobhan McAlister

UUP have now postponed their conference until 17 October 2020.

Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland consultation

By NICVA 15 Jan 2020 Denise Copeland

NICVA has prepared a briefing paper on the Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland consultation. 

New Decade, New Approach

By NICVA 15 Jan 2020 Siobhan McAlister

With the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive newly restored, we take a look at the priorities for the new Executive and who the new players are in term of ministerial posts and committee chairs.

NICVA welcomes progress and new Northern Ireland Executive

By NICVA 13 Jan 2020

NICVA welcomes the positive outcome of the Northern Ireland Talks process and the formation of a new Executive.

NICVA's New Year's Round Up

By NICVA 6 Jan 2020 Siobhan McAlister

A new decade doesn’t necessarily mean a fresh start, as challenges from the past few years such as Brexit and the absence of government here remain outstanding.

A Common Purpose for Our Environment

By NICVA 19 Dec 2019 Siobhan McAlister

This ‘Common Purpose’ is our response to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affair’s public discussion document on an Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland (September 2019).

Belfast Lisburn and Castlereagh women open their ‘next chapter’ with book launch and exhibition in The Long Gallery

By NICVA 18 Dec 2019 Susan Glass

Belfast Lisburn and Castlereagh women open their ‘next chapter’ with book launch and exhibition in The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings

NICVA calls for an end to stagnation in Northern Ireland Governance

By NICVA 16 Dec 2019 Seamus McAleavey

NICVA welcomes the re-convening of the Talks process.

New Department of Health update report on progress with IHRD programme implemetation recommendations

By NICVA 16 Dec 2019 Geoff Nuttall

The Department of Health has just published its latest update report on progress made in implementing the wide-ranging recommendations of the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).  

Improving your communication skills with NICVA and Bespoke Communications

By NICVA 16 Dec 2019 Sandra Bailie

We can help you effectively communicate the difference that you make through our new improved Communications Series in 2020 in partnership with Bespoke Communications.

NICVA hosts Consultation Event on Dormant Accounts Fund for Northern Ireland

By NICVA 13 Dec 2019 Kathy Maguire

On Monday 9th December 2019 NICVA welcomed a packed audience of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) representatives to a consultation event on the delivery of the Dormant Accounts Fund in Northern Ireland.  

Charity trustee training series 2020

By NICVA 13 Dec 2019 Denise Copeland

Charity trustees have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice and so need to understand what is expected of them and how best they may fulfil their duties. 


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