Insight and latest updates from our team

Minimum Wage increased rates - April 2021

By NICVA 5 Mar 2021 Eamonn McKee

The National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2021.

Budget 2021

By NICVA 4 Mar 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

Following a year of unprecedented challenges and economic uncertainty, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, yesterday announced the new budget for the UK.

Introduction to Business Planning (CFNI) Recording

By NICVA 4 Mar 2021 Sandra Bailie

Stephen McGarry from Workwest delivered a session on Introduction to Business Planning on 17 February as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities. This article has a recording of the session.

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

By NICVA 4 Mar 2021 Eamonn McKee

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until the end of September 2021.

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story Laura Marley, Springboard, Falls Shankill TLP 3, Autumn 2020

By NICVA 2 Mar 2021 Mary McCaughey

Laura did her TLP course in the Falls Shankill area in Autumn 2020 via Zoom. She comes from a youth arts background and for the last 5 years has been working for Springboard as a youth development worker.

Digital Fundraising CFNI recording

By NICVA 1 Mar 2021 Sandra Bailie

This webinar on Digital Fundraising was part of the CFNI Accelerator programme and delivered by professional fundraisers: Nadine Campbell, Matthew Allen and Rosie Forsythe.

NICVA supports Distance Aware campaign

By NICVA 25 Feb 2021 Shauna O'Neill

In the fight against Coronavirus, maintaining social distancing is everyone’s responsibility. 

The 2021-22 Budget - Less for the Same or More for What Works?

By NICVA 24 Feb 2021 Geoff Nuttall

The draft NI Public Budget for 2021-22 and a number of departmental budget proposals are out for consultation.  Will this result in less money for the same things or more for what is needed and what works? 

Draft PfG Outcomes Framework Engagement Event - An overview

By NICVA 19 Feb 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

On February 12th NICVA hosted a consultation event with the Executive Office examining the draft Programme for Government Outcomes framework.

Green Recovery Fund Campaign by RSPB

By NICVA 19 Feb 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

The RSPB have launched a campaign asking Finance Minister Conor Murphy to establish a Green Recovery Fund for Northern Ireland within the proposed budget.

Latest on Department for Communities Budget

By NICVA 18 Feb 2021 Geoff Nuttall

Read here how the current proposals for the Department for Communities budget if implemented could leave major funding shortfalls in wide range of areas 

Using LinkedIn to Connect Recording

By NICVA 17 Feb 2021 Sandra Bailie

Camilla Long from Bespoke Communications delivered a session on Using LinkedIn to connect on 11 February as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by The Department for Communities.

Starting a Social Enterprise resources

By NICVA 15 Feb 2021 Sandra Bailie

Amanda Johnston from Social Enterprise NI (SENI) along with 3 social enterprises delivered a session on Starting a social enterprise as part of the CFNI programme funded by Department for Communities. 

TLP Participant Story – Meabh Harvey, local resident, Suffolk Lenadoon TLP Autumn 2020

By NICVA 15 Feb 2021 Mary McCaughey

Meabh is a local resident and completed her TLP course in Autumn 2020 in West Belfast,along with participants from BCC, the Green Party, Springfield Charitable Association, Boys and Girls Clubs, Falls Women’s Centre, Ógra Shinn Féin and many others

TLP Participant Story – Paul Doherty, Suffolk Lenadoon TLP Autumn 2020

By NICVA 12 Feb 2021 Mary McCaughey

Paul is a member of the SDLP and did the course in Autumn 2020 in West Belfast, along with participants from BCC, the Green Party, Springfield Charitable Association, Boys and Girls Clubs, Falls Women’s Centre, Ógra Shinn Féin and many others.

Social Media for fundraising recording

By NICVA 11 Feb 2021 Sandra Bailie

Louise Brogan from Social Bee delivered a session on using social media for fundraising as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme, funded by Department for Communities.

Key NI funder stresses the importance of completing the charity annual monitoring return.

By NICVA 1 Feb 2021 Michele Crilly

This article outlines how completing your annual monitoring return can increase your chance of funding. 

TLP Case Study: Anne Fleming, Short Strand Inner East TLP, Autumn 2020

By NICVA 1 Feb 2021 Mary McCaughey

Anne Fleming works as part of the NI Assembly Engagement Team. Here she shares her story.

Making time for governance

By NICVA 29 Jan 2021 Denise Copeland

The past year has been a challenging time for organisations across the sector but technology has enabled many of us to do things differently, whether it be holding our board meetings online or adapting our services to meet public health guidance.

Higher Skills Ambition needed for NI

By NICVA 29 Jan 2021 Sandra Bailie

Northern Ireland risks slipping further behind other countries in the Skills of its workforce, a new report by a leading research institute finds.

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