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Getting ready to welcome you back to NICVA!

By NICVA 17 May 2021 Paula Fitzpatrick

The NICVA building will be opening on 1st June 2021.  

Dormant Accounts webinar resources and recording

By NICVA 17 May 2021 Sandra Bailie

On 13 May over 100 people attended our Dormant Accounts webinar with The National Lottery Community Fund to find out more about The Dormant Account fund.

Big Gift Fundraising Recording

By NICVA 12 May 2021 Sandra Bailie

Paul Artherton delivered a session on Big Gift Fundraising as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme on 12 May. The recording of the session, some key learning points and resources are included in this article.

TLP Participant Story: Irene Boada Montagut, Springfield Road TLP Spring 2021

By NICVA 12 May 2021 Mary McCaughey

Irene is involved with the Museum of the Troubles Initiative and did the TLP course in West Belfast (Springfield Road) in Spring 2021.

NICVA meet Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey to discuss Manifesto for Change

By NICVA 12 May 2021 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA met with the Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey on Tuesday 11 May 2021 to discuss the Manifesto for Change.

Job Start scheme - a guide for employers

By NICVA 7 May 2021 Shauna O'Neill

JobStart is a new employer incentive scheme from the Department for Communities that will help young people at risk of long term unemployment to get into the job market by providing government funding for employers to create job opportunities.

Volunteers' Week 2021 launched

By NICVA 7 May 2021 Sandra Bailie

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year and NICVA wants to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

NICVA response to the independent review of charity regulation

By NICVA 7 May 2021 Denise Copeland

NICVA has prepared its response to the independent review of charity regulation.  Closing date for receipt of responses is Wednesday 12 May 2021.  

TLP Participant Story: Siobhán McAlister, South Belfast TLP Spring 2021

By NICVA 5 May 2021 Mary McCaughey

Siobhán works for Claire Hanna MP, of the SDLP and did the TLP course in South Belfast (Belvoir, Taughmonagh, Finaghy, Annadale, Ballynafeigh area) in Spring 2021.

Two free services that will help improve cyber security

By NICVA 3 May 2021 Shauna O'Neill

Charities are encouraged to take up two free services from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to help protect their websites and email servers from cyber attacks.

Have your say in the future of charity regulation

By NICVA 30 Apr 2021 Denise Copeland

The closing date for responses to the independent review of charity regulation is 12 May 2021. Please take this opportunity to comment on changes that are needed to help voluntary and community organisations. 

TLP Participant Story – Amanda Laird, PUP, North Belfast TLP, Spring 2021

By NICVA 30 Apr 2021 Mary McCaughey

Amanda is Chair of North Belfast PUP & completed the Transformative Leadership Programme in North Belfast with local residents & people from BCC,Westlands Community Group, SENSE NI, TAMHI, PlayBoard NI, STAR Neighbourhood Centre & CLARE

Transformative Leadership Programme Participant Story – Mal O’Hara, Green Party, North Belfast TLP, Spring 2021

By NICVA 29 Apr 2021 Mary McCaughey

Mal did the TLP in Spring 2021 alongside participants from the Bytes Project, Concerned Residents of Upper Ardoyne, Sinn Fein, Pintsized Productions, BCC, Start 360, PSNI, Cavehill Community Choir, LOCA, Bunscoil and Naíscoil Bheann Mhadigan.

Minister Hargey provides more opportunities for local voluntary groups and clubs to raise vital funds

By NICVA 29 Apr 2021 Shauna O'Neill

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey is changing legislation to enable local voluntary groups and clubs to raise vital funds by selling tickets online.

COVID-19 GrantTracker Offer for NICVA Members - Just £90 for a 12 Month Subscription

By NICVA 28 Apr 2021 Lynn Kennedy

With light at the end of the social distancing tunnel coming, we want to thank our members for supporting us and also for their incredibly hard work for their local communities over the last, extremely challenging, year.  

Working from home tax relief: Tax year 2021-2022

By NICVA 22 Apr 2021 Eamonn McKee

If you’re working from home, even if it’s not full-time, you can now make a tax relief claim of up to £125 for the new 2021-22 tax year.

Independent review of charity regulation – please complete this questionnaire

By NICVA 21 Apr 2021 Denise Copeland

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation (the Panel) seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better. 

Special rules for holding company AGMs online have ended

By NICVA 20 Apr 2021 Denise Copeland

Companies must now follow their Articles of Association in relation to the holding of general meetings.  

First Dormant Accounts Fund NI grants awarded

By NICVA 20 Apr 2021 Shauna O'Neill

A faith-based charity, an Irish language and cultural organisation and a theatre company are the first organisations to be awarded grants from The Dormant Accounts Fund NI.  

New guidance from Fundraising Regulator & Chartered Institute of Fundraising to support return of in-person events & community fundraising

By NICVA 19 Apr 2021 Lynn Kennedy

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising's have issued new guidance to support the return of in-person events & community fundraising ahead of pandemic restrictions easing.

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