Insight and latest updates from our team

Risk management guidance to help you move forward

By NICVA 17 Jul 2020 Denise Copeland

Many boards will be faced with making difficult decisions in the near future so it is imperative that they are getting the right information to help achieve the best outcomes for their organisations.  

Maghaberry – pulling together through Covid 19

By NICVA 16 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

Tracey Crothers, Manager of the Maghaberry Community Centre, talked to NICVA’s Helen McLaughlin about their community’s response to COVID 19 and why a local resident sings them songs over the phone to say thank-you!

Keep NI Beautiful survey shows plastic makes up 78% of NI beach litter

By NICVA 9 Jul 2020 Geoff Nuttall

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful's latest marine litter survey reveals the extent of the single-use plastic litter on our beaches

Charity street collections can resume

By NICVA 9 Jul 2020 Denise Copeland

The PSNI has announced that street collections can recommence if collectors use a suitable object to adhere to the one metre social distancing rule. 

Financial Planning Webinar - with Rosemary Gallagher

By NICVA 9 Jul 2020 Una McKernan

NICVA facilitated a webinar on 3 July 2020 on Finanical Planning.    Thanks to Rosemary Peters Gallagher OBE (Moore NI LLP) for delivering the session

QUB funds researcher/sector partnerships to tackle social impacts of Covid-19

By NICVA 9 Jul 2020 Geoff Nuttall

Queen’s University's ‘Covid-19 Rapid Response' projects are partnering researchers and voluntary/ community organisations to address the social impacts of Covid-19.

New Government Covid-19 Funding Announced

By NICVA 9 Jul 2020 Geoff Nuttall

UK and NI Governments announce new Covid-19 funding programmes.

Test, trace and protect webinar with Public Health Agency

By NICVA 8 Jul 2020 Sandra Bailie

On 7 July NICVA hosted a webinar with the Public Health Agency on Staying out of lockdown: test, trace and protect. We were joined by over 60 people to learn more about how we can protect our communities and keep the spread of COVID-19 at bay.

Enjoy the Transformative Leadership Programme Online this Autumn!

By NICVA 8 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

NICVA and partners haven't let COVID 19 stop the Transformative Leadership Programme. Support for leadership in interface areas has never been more important so we're all set to bring you Autumn courses online.

Calling All Would Be “Grow your owners”

By NICVA 7 Jul 2020 Geoff Nuttall

New Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful project supports growing and eating your own produce to build community resilience in the Covid-19 crisis

Risk assessment - returning to premises safely

By NICVA 5 Jul 2020 Sandra Bailie

Many organisations are preparing to return to their premises safely. It is essential that risk assessments are carried out for both your building and your activities.  This article provides some templates as well as helpful advice.

Creating/reviewing your reserves policy webinar recording

By NICVA 2 Jul 2020 Denise Copeland

If you missed our webinar on 'creating/reviewing your reserves policy'  you can watch it now via the link below.

New Government report warns of 'devastating impact' of Covid-19 on NI economy and jobs

By NICVA 1 Jul 2020 Geoff Nuttall

A new report, just released by the NI Department for the Economy, highlights the major impacts the Covid-19 outbreak has had, and is likely to continue to have on the Northern Ireland economy

Charity register in NI

By NICVA 30 Jun 2020 Sandra Bailie

Due to the legal consequences of the legal judgement against the CCNI, charities on the Register of Charities are no longer registered charities, but they are still charities in law.

Support for childcare during COVID19

By NICVA 29 Jun 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Childcare has been a critical issue throughout the COVID19 pandemic. 

Bringing the outside in

By NICVA 26 Jun 2020 Sandra Bailie

Kirsten Kearney from ESC Films, tells us about an innovative and exciting new project they have developed in response to older people's needs during lockdown.

Keeping Well at Home booklet launched

By NICVA 25 Jun 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Age Friendly Network NI and the Public Health Agency have produced a 'Keeping Well at Home' booklet for older people who are digitally excluded while self-isolating during COVID-19.

The blessings of a cup of tea

By NICVA 21 Jun 2020 Roisin Kelly

The aim of The Niamh Louise Foundation is to provide a safe environment where anyone can drop in to chat about worrying thoughts, thoughts of suicide and/or self-harm.  The charity is well known for its provision of care and understanding.

NICVA Launches Communities in Transition Programme with Covid Response Support

By NICVA 19 Jun 2020 Susan Glass

NICVA’s new Communities in Transition: Building Capacity programme is delighted to launch the first in a series of themed webinars for groups in East Belfast.  

COVID 19 Charities Fund Live Event

By NICVA 16 Jun 2020 Sandra Bailie

On 15 June The Department for Communities opened £15.5M COVID-19 Charities Fund will provide grant awards to meet unavoidable costs for charities which have exhausted all other avenues of support and are facing imminent closure.

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