Insight and latest updates from our team

Raising funds through Legacies

By NICVA 5 Nov 2018 Sandra Bailie

As one of our series of guest blogs we asked Eimear McCooey, chair of Will to Give, to tell us about raising funds through legacies and promoting leaving a charitable gift in your will.

#Budget18 at a glance...

By NICVA 29 Oct 2018 Philip Mynes

Today (Monday 29 October), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, delivered what is expected to be the last budget before the UK’s Exit from the EU in March 2019.

Share your photos on #NICVA80

By NICVA 23 Oct 2018

We're looking for your help to build a snapshot of voluntary action, community development and charity work in 2018.

Is your charity annual monitoring return due?

By NICVA 18 Oct 2018 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission has issued text alerts to trustees and updated its guidance on how to complete the annual monitoring return with helpful screenshots of the online return.  

NICVA Conversation Zone at UUP Conference 2018

By NICVA 18 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA's Conversation Zone will be returning on Saturday 20th October for the UUP Conference at the Armagh City Hotel.

Join our Public Affairs Forum!

By NICVA 18 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlister

We are re-launching our Public Affairs forum (previously Policy and Lobbying Forum) and are inviting new members to join!

#NICVAPeople - a minute with Bob Harper

By NICVA 16 Oct 2018

The third #NICVAPeople interview is with Bob Harper.

From formation to war: NICVA's first two years

By NICVA 11 Oct 2018 Neil Wilson

The NICVA story started in the boardroom of the recently built Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast, on 5 July 1938.

Free Fundraising Advice Clinics Across NI ALL FULLY BOOKED

By NICVA 8 Oct 2018 Lynn Kennedy

Thanks to the generosity of Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, NICVA’s free fundraising advice clinics are going “on the road”.  

How will Brexit impact the ethnic minority sector?

By NICVA 5 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlister

On Tuesday 2nd October, NICVA held our tenth roundtable in the Brexit series with the focus of this session on how Brexit will impact the ethnic minority sector in Northern Ireland.

First NICVA online learner receives his ILM certificate

By NICVA 4 Oct 2018 Sandra Bailie

We are delighted that Patrick Anderson, Training and Education Officer with AWARE has been awarded his well deserved ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management. Well done Patrick!

The Fundraising Regulator wants to hear your views

By NICVA 4 Oct 2018 Sandra Bailie

The Fundraising Regulator (FR) held a information and consultation event in NICVA to talk about the changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice and to hear the views of voluntary and community organisations in NI.

Latest Brexit Updates: Salzburg, Party Conferences and Mounting Challenges

By NICVA 2 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlister

As we move into autumn, Brexit and the negotiations continue to dominate the political landscape.

#NICVAPeople - a minute with Helen McLaughlin

By NICVA 26 Sep 2018 Neil Wilson

The second in our #NICVAPeople series sees us interview Helen McLaughlin.

September member visits

By NICVA 26 Sep 2018 Susan Coffey

Each month we plan to meet some of our members to find out more about what they do, what challenges they are facing and how NICVA can support them.

Payment in Lieu of Notice

By NICVA 25 Sep 2018 Joanne Duguid

As of April 2018 payments made in lieu of notice are now taxable. This article briefly defines 'Payment in Lieu of Notice', outlines when they might be used and advises of the tax changes that you may need to be aware of.

Save Childcare Vouchers!

By NICVA 19 Sep 2018 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA is urging people to join in Employers for Childcare's call to #SaveChildcareVouchers.

Secretary of State Karen Bradley visits NICVA for discussion on issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 18 Sep 2018 Neil Wilson

Secretary of State Karen Bradley met with NICVA on Monday 18 September to hear about the impact of the collapse of devolution on voluntary and community organisations.

Code of Fundraising Practice Consultation

By NICVA 10 Sep 2018 Lynn Kennedy

This guest blog by Stephen Service, Policy Manager, Fundraising Regulator explains just why the Code of Fundraising Practice is being reviewed and how you can help to make it easier to use.

Electoral Commission review of non-party campaigners guidance

By NICVA 7 Sep 2018 Neil Wilson

The Electoral Commission is seeking views on how it can improve its guidance for non-party campaigners.


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