Insight and latest updates from our team

PSNI suspends permits for street collections

By NICVA 20 Mar 2020 Denise Copeland

In light of COVID-19, the PSNI has made the decision to temporarily suspend issuing any permits or licences for street and house-to-house charity collections in line with the Government’s guidance on social distancing.

NICVA Public Affairs Forum hosts Engagement Event with Derry City and Strabane District Council

By NICVA 19 Mar 2020 Kathy Maguire

NICVAs Public Affairs Forum recently held a session with senior representatives from Derry City & Strabane District Council to learn more about how our sector can best engage with local Councils.

Coronavirus Update Meeting with Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA

By NICVA 19 Mar 2020 Susan Coffey

NICVA had a very positive meeting yesterday, Wednesday 18 March 2020, with Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey

National Emergencies Trust launches appeal to help Civic Society support those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak

By NICVA 18 Mar 2020

The National Emergencies Trust has today launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Fundraising Regulator's Advice Note for charities on fundraising events in light of covid-19

By NICVA 18 Mar 2020 Lynn Kennedy

This article gives a brief overview of an advice note from the Fundraising Regulator for charities involved in community fundraising

NICVA hosts Conversation Zone at the Alliance Party Conference 2020

By NICVA 18 Mar 2020 Kathy Maguire

NICVAs Conversation Zone - Real Engagement on the Issues that Matter

Working from home - checklist and tips

By NICVA 17 Mar 2020 Sandra Bailie

Moving office staff to homeworking is going to offer new challenges. This article gives some practical advice.

NICVA HR Guidance on COVID-19

By NICVA 16 Mar 2020 Alex Hastings

This article contains signposting to sources of information regarding human resources during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as practical guidance on steps to take—for example, regarding absence and leave.

NICVA's advice on Managing the Impact of Coronavirus

By NICVA 16 Mar 2020

Regularly updated information for organisations managing the impact of the Coronavirus

How is the NI VCSE sector funded? – NICVA’s State of the Sector research reveals the latest figures.

By NICVA 13 Mar 2020 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

NICVA’s latest Income and Expenditure 2019 update has revealed that the total income received by the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland was £728,761,125.

As Charitable Giving falls in Northern Ireland, charities are going digital to fund their work

By NICVA 12 Mar 2020 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

NICVA’s latest survey of Charitable Giving in Northern Ireland shows that donations have fallen since 2019, but that in the same period digital giving is on the rise.

NICVA Profiles the Size and Scope of the NI Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector

By NICVA 11 Mar 2020 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

As of February 2020, it is estimated that there are 6,122 organisations in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland (NI).

Public Affairs Team Update

By NICVA 10 Mar 2020 Geoff Nuttall

Since our last quarterly update, we've seen a Westminster Election, an election in the Republic of Ireland and the UK has left the EU. Find out what the Policy & Public Affairs team have been up to in the below updates. 

Ambitious partnerships

By NICVA 9 Mar 2020 Sandra Bailie

Business in The Community held a Charity and Business Partnership event on 27 February 2020. Jonathan Andrews from Remarkable Partnerships was the speaker and gave us lots of tips on how to develop ambitious partnerships with business.

Responsible investment

By NICVA 6 Mar 2020 Denise Copeland

Should you be investing your charity funds more wisely? 

Coronavirus Information for Organisations

By NICVA 4 Mar 2020 Alex Hastings

With an increase in the regions affected by coronavirus, (COVID-19) there is helpful information and guidance available online from a range organisations.

Minimum Wage increased rates - April 2020

By NICVA 4 Mar 2020 Alex Hastings

The National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2020.

Last chance to submit nominations for Joint Forum sector representatives

By NICVA 3 Mar 2020 Siobhan McAlister

The Joint Forum is comprised of representatives from across government and the voluntary and community sector. It facilitates an open discussion about the relationship between the two sectors.

Women of The Next Chapter project CELEBRATE

By NICVA 3 Mar 2020 Susan Glass

Women of The Next Chapter project CELEBRATE the future of peace-building and representation in public and political life

NICVA Conversation Zone at the 2020 Alliance Party Conference

By NICVA 28 Feb 2020 Kathy Maguire

We’re delighted to once again be hosting the Conversation Zone at the Alliance Party conference on Saturday 7th March at the Stormont Hotel.

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