Insight and latest updates from our team

Belfast Lisburn and Castlereagh women open their ‘next chapter’ with book launch and exhibition in The Long Gallery

By NICVA 18 Dec 2019 Susan Glass

Belfast Lisburn and Castlereagh women open their ‘next chapter’ with book launch and exhibition in The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings

NICVA calls for an end to stagnation in Northern Ireland Governance

By NICVA 16 Dec 2019 Seamus McAleavey

NICVA welcomes the re-convening of the Talks process.

New Department of Health update report on progress with IHRD programme implemetation recommendations

By NICVA 16 Dec 2019 Geoff Nuttall

The Department of Health has just published its latest update report on progress made in implementing the wide-ranging recommendations of the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).  

Improving your communication skills with NICVA and Bespoke Communications

By NICVA 16 Dec 2019 Sandra Bailie

We can help you effectively communicate the difference that you make through our new improved Communications Series in 2020 in partnership with Bespoke Communications.

NICVA hosts Consultation Event on Dormant Accounts Fund for Northern Ireland

By NICVA 13 Dec 2019 Kathy Maguire

On Monday 9th December 2019 NICVA welcomed a packed audience of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) representatives to a consultation event on the delivery of the Dormant Accounts Fund in Northern Ireland.  

Charity trustee training series 2020

By NICVA 13 Dec 2019 Denise Copeland

Charity trustees have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice and so need to understand what is expected of them and how best they may fulfil their duties. 

Representatives sought for Belfast Community Planning VCSE Sectoral Advisory Panel

By NICVA 9 Dec 2019 Geoff Nuttall

NICVA is seeking nominations for representatives to sit on a new VCSE Sectoral Advisory Panel being established by the Belfast Community Planning Partnership 

Stop the sale of the .org registry! savedotorg.org

By NICVA 6 Dec 2019 Bob Harper

NICVA is supporting the savedotorg.org campaign. Here's why.

NICVA Member Visit - Dementia NI

By NICVA 2 Dec 2019 Susan Coffey

On 21 November staff member Susan Coffey met with Fionnuala Savage, Income Generation Manager at the Dementia NI, at their head office in Belfast.

Basic finance training for small charities

By NICVA 20 Nov 2019 Denise Copeland

A series of free practical workshops for treasurers or personnel of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems to keep their organisation safe.

New series of cyber security sessions funded by The Halifax Foundation

By NICVA 19 Nov 2019 Sandra Bailie

A big thank you to The Halifax Foundation who have funded our new cyber security workshops. NICVA has teamed up with industry experts to provide these tailored cyber security sessions.

Guest Blog: Grant Advisor - Empowering charities to speak up about funder practice

By NICVA 11 Nov 2019 Lynn Kennedy

Nick Perks, former Trust Secretary at the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, explains a new review site that has been launched for fundraisers, and encourages Northern Ireland charities to get involved.

NICVA here to help Trustees all year round

By NICVA 5 Nov 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is celebrating Trustees' week this week. We want to recognise and value the important and yet often unnoticed work that Trustees do across Northern Ireland to lead organisations and ensure that they are well governed. 

Brexit Extension 2.0 & General Election 2019

By NICVA 4 Nov 2019 Siobhan McAlister

So the 31st October has come and gone, and the UK still has not left the EU. 

Public Affairs Team Autumn Update

By NICVA 29 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

A busy few months for the Policy and Public Affairs team. See some of our updates below.

Joint Forum meets to discuss Bureaucracy, Brexit, Community Planning & PfG

By NICVA 24 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

The third Joint Forum meeting of 2019 took place on 17 October at NICVA. 

NICVA's Conversation Zone at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

By NICVA 23 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA's Conversation Zone returns to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis on 16 November at the Millennium Forum in Derry.

NICVA maintains Investors in People Gold accreditation

By NICVA 23 Oct 2019 Heather Wilson

NICVA staff and Executive Committee were delighted this year to maintain the Investors in People Gold accreditation, first awarded to NICVA in 2012 and subsequently in 2015.

Google Digital Garage Event Summary

By NICVA 22 Oct 2019 Heather Wilson

On 27 September 2019 NICVA facilitated a Google Digital Garage seminar offering the sector free training in digital skills.

31 Oct - Charity annual reporting deadline

By NICVA 21 Oct 2019 Denise Copeland

If your registered charity's financial year is 1 January - 31 December then you will have a deadline of 31 October in which to submit your annual monitoring return to the Charity Commission.   

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