Insight and latest updates from our team

The Code of Good Governance in a virtual world webinar recording

By NICVA 6 Nov 2020 Denise Copeland

If you missed the Developing Governance Group's webinar for Trustees' Week on the Code of Good Governance in a virtual world, you can watch it now below.  

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extended to March

By NICVA 6 Nov 2020 Eamonn McKee

On 5 November, the Chancellor announced that the Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) will be extended to the end of March 2021. 

Civil society urges Chancellor to urgently make job scheme fit for purpose

By NICVA 5 Nov 2020 Shauna O'Neill

A coalition of civil society leaders has written to Rishi Sunak to urge him to develop a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fit for purpose for social change organisations.

Working from home tax relief

By NICVA 5 Nov 2020 Eamonn McKee

Employees working from home due to COVID19 are eligible to apply for tax relief up to £125

What does being a charity trustee mean? webinar recording

By NICVA 5 Nov 2020 Denise Copeland

Sarah Finnegan, Head of Compliance and Enquiries at the Charity Commission for NI, kicked off Trustees’ Week with a webinar on What does being a charity trustee mean?

Great boards, Great Board members - Trustees' week

By NICVA 5 Nov 2020 Sandra Bailie

As part of Trustees' week 2020 we held a webinar on what makes and great board and becoming a great board member in partnership with BITC. It is part of a series of Skills Match webinars.

Time for citizen action on climate change? A webinar examining the work of the UK Climate Assembly.

By NICVA 5 Nov 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

Nine months after the Northern Ireland Assembly voted to declare a climate emergency, we ask how a citizen’s assembly could help on “The Path to Net Zero”?

Coronavirus Job Rentention Scheme (CJRS) November extension

By NICVA 2 Nov 2020 Alex Hastings

On 31 October 2020 the government announced an extension to the CJRS scheme for furloughing workers until December 2020. 

Charities SORP - Time for Trustees to have their say

By NICVA 30 Oct 2020 Denise Copeland

Charities which prepare accounts on the accruals basis are legally required to apply the Charities SORP.  This SORP is in the early stages of being redeveloped and charity trustees' views are being sought.

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story - Karen Pateman, DFE Limestone Road TLP, Spring 2020

By NICVA 30 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

Karen Pateman works for the Department of the Economy and did the Transformative Leadership Programme in Spring 2020. Karen shares her TLP story here.  

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story - Falls Shankill TLP Autumn 2019

By NICVA 28 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

The first group to do the TLP course in the Falls Shankill area completed in Autumn 2019. The majority of participants had not participated in any similar type of programmes. Here are their reflections on TLP. 

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story - Suffolk Lenadoon TLP, Autumn 2019

By NICVA 28 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

The first Suffolk Lenadoon TLP group completed their course in Autumn 2019. We hear more about their TLP story.

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story - David Murphy, Village Westlink TLP Spring 2020

By NICVA 28 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

David Murphy works at South City Resource and Development Centre. Here he shares his TLP story.

Funding announced for culture, languages, arts and heritage sectors

By NICVA 28 Oct 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has given the green light for further financial support to be released to support the culture, language, arts and heritage sectors.

Information Governance and Cyber Security resources and recording

By NICVA 26 Oct 2020 Sandra Bailie

On 15 October, Get Safe Online Global 24, NICVA hosted an Information Governance and Cyber Security webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme.

Trustees' Week 2020

By NICVA 23 Oct 2020 Denise Copeland

Trustees’ week is a time to recognise and value the work that thousands of Trustees do voluntarily for organisations of different sizes and purpose across the voluntary and community sector. 

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story John Williamson, East Belfast TLP, Autumn 2019

By NICVA 23 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

Here, John Williamson, local interface community worker, shares his story.

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story - Zoe Ferguson Crumlin Road Ardoyne Glenbryn TLP Spring 2020

By NICVA 23 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

Zoe Ferguson is Treasurer of Cliftonville Integrated Primary School PTFA. Here she shares her TLP story.

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story South Belfast TLP, Spring 2020

By NICVA 23 Oct 2020 Mary McCaughey

Here, participants on the second South Belfast TLP share their story.

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