Insight and latest updates from our team

Guest Blog: The Fundraising Regulator - On New challenges and opportunities to learn

By NICVA 15 Dec 2020 Lynn Kennedy

Joanne McDowell, NI Ireland Manager for the Fundraising Regulator, reflects on the challenges NI charities have faced over the past year & the opportunities to learn from the Fundraising Regulator’s new guidance & resources.

New training for 2021

By NICVA 15 Dec 2020 Sandra Bailie

We are excited to promote our new training calendar for the first few months of 2021 and we have packed a lot in to suit all sizes and types of organisation.

Finance Minister launches £20.5 million Dormant Accounts Fund

By NICVA 14 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy today launched the £20.5 million Dormant Accounts Fund which will provide vital funding to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors.

Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number and Post Brexit Trader scheme

By NICVA 14 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

NICVA recently held a webinar with the Trader Support Service, HMRC and DfE to provide information on how Brexit will impact charities buying or selling goods that cross between GB & NI including NI organisations buying from GB suppliers.

Transformative Leadership Programme - Join us for 2021!

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Mary McCaughey

Interface-based leadership course – sign up now for Jan - Feb dates!

Sir Kenneth Branagh opens NICVA's 82nd AGM

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

For the first time, NICVA held its AGM virtually with members joining us to hear how we have been supporting the sector and a special welcome address from Honorary President, Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Citizen participation portal “Your Say Belfast” recently launched by Belfast City Council

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

Belfast City Council have recently launched a new online citizen engagement platform, Your Say Belfast with the aim of enabling easier access to the policy development process.

#MakeOurFutureFair Campaign

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

NICVA are proud to support the #MakeOurFutureFair Campaign. Led by the Human Rights Consortium, the newly launched campaign calls for the delivery of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

NICVA Conference “COVID-19: Taking Stock at the year end”

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

On Wednesday 9th December, NICVA hosted a major webinar with Communities Minister Carál Ní Chulín and DfC Permanent Secretary Tracy Meharg who collectively took stock of the impacts and lessons from the Covid-19 crisis.

Loneliness in Northern Ireland: A call to Action

By NICVA 10 Dec 2020 Kathy Maguire

A NI report launched this week highlights the impact  of loneliness across NI communities and makes an urgent call to the  NI Executive  to respond by driving forward the development of a bespoke Loneliness Strategy for NI.

Brexit and Your Rights webinar

By NICVA 10 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

With the deadline of 31st December just around the corner, our recent webinar “Brexit and Your Rights” examined how the rights of people living in Northern Ireland could be impacted by the exit of the UK.

Ní Chuilín announces £11.7million support for charities

By NICVA 9 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced a second phase of the Covid-19 Charities Fund.

NICVA joins urgent call for NI loneliness strategy

By NICVA 9 Dec 2020 Kathy Maguire

Loneliness has a real cost and affects people of all ages. It is something we’re all likely to experience at some point in our lives, including when becoming a carer or parent, following bereavement or during ill health.

Preparing to Tender - webinar recording and resources

By NICVA 7 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

On 3 December Úna McKernan from NICVA delivered a webinar on Preparing to Tender as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities (DfC). 

Online fundraising events webinar (Skills Match) resources and recording

By NICVA 4 Dec 2020 Sandra Bailie

Online events webinar with guest speakers from Graham Group,Cancer Focus NI and Volunteer Now was held on 1 Dec as part of Skills Match. 

£25m Sport Sustainability Fund launches

By NICVA 4 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced that the £25M Sports Sustainability Fund is opening today (4 December).

Covid Collaborations: How voluntary & community sector/researcher partnership projects are helping those impacted by Covid

By NICVA 3 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

During the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic many organisations and businesses face unprecedented changes and obstacles to their normal work. 

Webinar: The UK Points Based Immigration System: Practical Impacts for Northern Ireland businesses (Employers)

By NICVA 30 Nov 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

On Thursday 10th December, The Department for the Economy are holding a webinar focusing on helping Northern Ireland businesses prepare for the practical implications of the UK’s new Points-Based Immigration System.

Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants’ Stories

By NICVA 30 Nov 2020 Mary McCaughey

The Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP) is part of the Peace IV funded Belfast City Council Transform for Change (TfC) programme

QUB Students available for internship or placement opportunities

By NICVA 30 Nov 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Level 3 QUB politics students are keen to gain first hand experience in the voluntary and community sector. Would your organisation be interested in hosting some of them in January 2021? 

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