Insight and latest updates from our team

Time is running out to save critical services to help the most vulnerable

By NICVA 24 Feb 2022 Suzanne Thompson

NICVA issued a statement today to reflect the concern that members have expressed regarding the continuation of critical services funded through the European Social Fund (ESF)

Budget 2022-2025: Update from the Finance Minister

By NICVA 23 Feb 2022 Déarbhla Sloan

Following the recent collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive, Finance Minister, Conor Murphy joined NICVA members to provide an update on the future of the draft Budget 2022-2025 and possible funding implications.

Changes to Microsoft software donation programme

By NICVA 22 Feb 2022 Stephen Gray

Microsoft are ending their donation programme for on-premises licenses on 25 March 2022.  Charities using on-premise Microsoft software should take action before then to maximise donated licenses.

Basic finance tutorial videos

By NICVA 22 Feb 2022 Denise Copeland

NICVA has developed a series of tutorial videos to help treasurers and trustees of small to medium sized voluntary led organisations understand the basics of financial record keeping and good financial governance.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust announce changes to autumn funding round

By NICVA 22 Feb 2022 Jocelyn Horton

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, whose programmes include supporting the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict, announces closure of its autumn round.

Health And Social Care Levy Update

By NICVA 21 Feb 2022 Eamonn McKee

Have you budgeted for the increase to National Insurance contributions which will take effect from 6 April 2022?

How to prepare annual accounts (R&P)

By NICVA 17 Feb 2022 Denise Copeland

This tutorial video will help you to understand how to prepare your annual accounts on the receipts and payments basis.

How to keep books of account

By NICVA 17 Feb 2022 Denise Copeland

This tutorial video will help you to understand the basic rules and principles for good financial management in your organisation.

Basic finance tutorial videos launched

By NICVA 17 Feb 2022 Denise Copeland

NICVA has developed a series of tutorial videos to help treasurers and trustees of small to medium sized voluntary led organisations understand the basics of financial record keeping and good financial governance.

Annual reporting requirements for registered charities update

By NICVA 17 Feb 2022 Denise Copeland

Annual reporting for all registered charities is reinstated now that the Charities Act (NI) 2022 has received royal assent. 

Charities Act (NI) 2022

By NICVA 17 Feb 2022 Denise Copeland

The Charities Act (NI) 2022 has now come into effect after receiving Royal Assent on the 30 March 2022.

NICVA WELCOMES FINANCE MINISTER’S PROPOSAL TO CLOSE CRUCIAL EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND GAP

By NICVA 15 Feb 2022 Suzanne Thompson

NICVA welcomes the proposal in Conor Murphy’s Assembly budget statement for a way to close the current match-funding gap faced by over 50 community and voluntary organisations working to help as many as 17,000 vulnerable people into employment

Free Fundraising Clinics for NICVA Members

By NICVA 15 Feb 2022 Jocelyn Horton

Free, one-hour fundraising advice clinics for NICVA members to discuss their fundraising needs.

#DigitalFundraising series 2021 resources and webinar recordings

By NICVA 11 Feb 2022 Sandra Bailie

In December 2021 NICVA hosted the #Digitalfundraising series, consisting of 6 webinars. This article provides the webinar recordings and resources as well as other resources linked to the topic of digital fundraising.

Halifax Foundation NI reflects on the last two years and the future

By NICVA 11 Feb 2022 Jocelyn Horton

Brenda McMullan, Executive Director of the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland reflects on the last two years. 

Introduction to the Big Give webinar

By NICVA 8 Feb 2022 Jocelyn Horton

Sahil Shah, Partnerships Manager gave an overview of The Big Give, the UK's number 1 match funding platform specialising in connecting charities, philanthropists and the public to make a greater impact through the power of match funding.

Consultation on draft code of practice affecting Societies Lotteries

By NICVA 7 Feb 2022 Denise Copeland

The Department for Communities is undertaking a consultation on the introduction of a Code of Practice for gambling operators which includes any voluntary organisation running a Societies Lottery.  

Online donations financial best practice - resources and recording

By NICVA 7 Feb 2022 Sandra Bailie

As part of the #DigitalFundraising series in December 2021 Tony Clarke delivered a session on financial best practice with online donations. This resource summarises the key points and includes the recording of the webinar.

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast seek minority ethnic & migrant community representatives to join focus groups

By NICVA 4 Feb 2022 Déarbhla Sloan

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast will be holding a series of online focus groups for staff and representatives of community organisations as part of a project on the experiences of education among minority ethnic groups in NI.

TLP Participant Story: Aodhfionn McCambridge-Geraghty, North Belfast TLP Winter 2021

By NICVA 3 Feb 2022 Mary McCaughey

Aodhfionn works for Inspire Wellbeing and completed the TLP course in December 2021.

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