Insight and latest updates from our team

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 

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).

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.

NICVA AGM 2023: Celebrating our impact and looking to the future

By NICVA 13 Dec 2023 Shauna O'Neill

We held our 85th AGM on Friday, 8 December with over 100 of our members, and sector colleagues in attendance to hear about our work over the year and our priorities for the year ahead.

New hub for UK Grantmaking announced

By NICVA 11 Dec 2023 Jocelyn Horton

360Giving announce UK Grantmaking, a new hub for grantmaking data and insights set to launch in 2024.

Trustee training series, 2024

By NICVA 11 Dec 2023 Denise Copeland

This series of online training is designed specifically for charity trustees and those staff whose work contributes to the good governance of the organisation.  

Making time for governance in the New Year

By NICVA 11 Dec 2023 Denise Copeland

As we are nearing the end of the year it is an opportune time to start planning for 2024 and reflecting back over the year which is almost past.

NICVA rounds off 2023 with a call for Stormont to get back up and running

By NICVA 10 Dec 2023 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA hosted their annual general meeting on Friday, 8 December 2023 with Shadow Secretary of State Hillary Benn MP in attendance, along with acclaimed international author and speaker Adam Luecking.

VCS Representation on the Children’s Social Care Services Strategic Reform Programme –***Nominations Now Closed***

By NICVA 6 Dec 2023 Kathy Maguire

On behalf of the Department of Health, NICVA is currently seeking nominations for Voluntary Community Sector positions across the Children’s Social Care Services Strategic Reform Programme. 

Learning that makes a difference to Leadership

By NICVA 16 Nov 2023 Sandra Bailie

Since September 2020 153 people have participated in our ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management and the learning has made a real difference to their leadership practice.

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