Insight and latest updates from our team

The Accelerator Programme with CFNI and NICVA

By NICVA 2 Sep 2020 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is delighted to be working with The Community Foundation for NI and DfC to deliver the Accelerator Programme, to improve the skills and confidence of people in our sector and strengthen organisations at this critical time.

Door-to-door collections may resume

By NICVA 28 Aug 2020 Denise Copeland

The PSNI has announced that it will recommence accepting applications for door-to-door collections provided that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is carried out.  

Payscales for 2020/21

By NICVA 28 Aug 2020 Alex Hastings

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services pay agreement has been confirmed, with a cost of living increase of 2.75% from 01 April 2020.

A Regional Mutual Bank for Northern Ireland Webinar

By NICVA 28 Aug 2020 Kathy Maguire

NICVA recently hosted an Information webinar on the campaign to develop a regional Mutual Bank in Northern Ireland.

Covid-19 Research Collaborations between QUB and VCSE Sector Organisations

By NICVA 19 Aug 2020 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

QUB researchers, in collaboration with local and international NGOs/ VCSE sector organisations, have recently been successful in obtaining ESRC funding to undertake Covid-19 related research projects. 

SEUPB publish PEACEPLUS Stakeholder Engagement Survey report

By NICVA 14 Aug 2020 Kathy Maguire

The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) have published a summary of responses to their PEACEPLUS Stakeholder Engagement Survey which was undertaken earlier this year.

Help ‘StopCOVID’ in its tracks

By NICVA 12 Aug 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Since going live the ‘StopCOVID NI’ app has had over 250,000 downloads and NICVA is now urging those who already have the app to share it with family and friends.

Anne Moore, Rest in Peace

By NICVA 7 Aug 2020

The Executive Committee and staff of NICVA are very sorry to hear of the death of their fellow Executive Committee member Anne Moore. 

Charity Annual Reporting Requirements Guidance

By NICVA 6 Aug 2020 Michele Crilly

The Department for Communities has tasked NICVA to help charities who may be experiencing difficulty completing their annual monitoring return or struggling with compiling and uploading their required reports and accounts.

New UU Economic Paper suggests Post-Covid recovery may take 10-13 years and hit jobs harder than last recession

By NICVA 6 Aug 2020 Geoff Nuttall

The UU Economic Policy Centre’s latest paper on the impact of Covid-19 on the NI Economy highlights the particular long-term impacts it could have on jobs 

Our Money - The Campaign for a Mutual Bank for Northern Ireland

By NICVA 4 Aug 2020 Kathy Maguire

What is a mutual bank? What are the benefits of it and why would it be good for the people of Northern Ireland?

Resurgam Trust: Collaborating and Caring

By NICVA 3 Aug 2020 Helen McLaughlin

Resurgam Trust is a community owned and run community development trust which identifies and supports the needs of the local community through social enterprise, community projects and other initiatives.

Communities in Transition: Building Capacity - Second Series of Covid Response Support Sessions and Fundraising Advice Clinics

By NICVA 3 Aug 2020 Susan Glass

Communities in Transition: Building Capacity opens second series of webinars and fundraising clinics for groups in East Belfast.  

StopCOVID NI mobile app launched

By NICVA 31 Jul 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Northern Ireland’s Health service has launched this mobile phone App to help ‘contact tracing’ of people potentially infected by the virus. It is a major aid in the battle to control the spread and stop a return to lockdown.

Charities urged to apply for emergency funding

By NICVA 29 Jul 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Seamus McAleavey, NICVA Chief Executive welcomes the Communities Minister's announcement today on the reopening of the COVID-19 Charities Fund and the further opportunity for organisations to access help.

TLP - what subjects will we cover?

By NICVA 24 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

The Transformative Leadership Programme will equip you will tools and skills aimed at enabling people to work together more effectively to make life better at interface areas in Belfast.

I'm involved in a political party - why should I sign up?

By NICVA 24 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

The TLP works best when we have participants from the political sector, local residents, people from the community and voluntary sector and public sector. Find out more about why the political sector should get involved here.

I'm a local resident or work for a community organisation - why should I sign up?

By NICVA 24 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

Local residents and people involved in community and voluntary organisations have taken part in the TLP since the beginning and they tell us it's been a very worthwhile experience. Find out here about their experiences on the programme.

I work for a public sector body - why should I take part in the TLP?

By NICVA 24 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlin

Public sector colleagues have taken part in all 11 of our TLPs so far and feedback to date suggests that they're glad they did. Find out here about the experience of public sector colleagues on the programme.

HR mentoring support for small charities – CIPD offer to NICVA members

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Navigating through the workplace and people challenges caused by Covid-19 can be difficult.  This is particularly the case for small charities – many of whom have either a limited or no HR function.  

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