Insight and latest updates from our team

Volunteers’ Week 2023: Celebrate and Inspire

By NICVA 25 May 2023 Jocelyn Horton

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration recognising and acknowledging the important contribution volunteers make to our local communities, the voluntary sector and society as a whole. 

Will we fail once more on mental health?

By ScopeNI 24 May 2023 Ryan Miller

A new report from the Audit Office says Northern Ireland’s ten-year mental health strategy risks failure due to a lack of financial support.

Building Support from Donors and Volunteer Fundraisers

By NICVA 23 May 2023 Jocelyn Horton

Glenn Oakes, Caboodle Fundraising, facilitated the Building Support from Donors and Volunteer Fundraisers training, as part of the Cost of Fundraising series, supported by the Department for Communities.

Developing a Fundraising Strategy

By NICVA 23 May 2023 Jocelyn Horton

Glenn Oakes, Caboodle Fundraising, facilitated a training session on Developing a Fundraising Strategy as part of the Cost of Fundraising series, supported by the Department for Communities.

Free mentoring support and more still available for CFNI grantees

By NICVA 22 May 2023 Susan Glass

Free training and bespoke mentoring is available through NICVA, as part of a programme of support for recipients of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland's Cancer, Carers and Mental Health Funds.

Building Support from Donors and Volunteer Fundraisers - summary and presentation

By NICVA 18 May 2023 Jocelyn Horton

On 9th May 2023, Glenn Oakes, Caboodle Fundraising, facilitated Building Support from Donors and Volunteer Fundraisers, as part of the Cost of Fundraising series, supported by the Department for Communities.  

Developing a Fundraising Strategy - summary and presentation

By NICVA 18 May 2023 Jocelyn Horton

On 9th May 2023, Glenn Oakes, Caboodle Fundraising., facilitated a  session on Developing a Fundraising Strategy as part of the Cost of Fundraising series, supported by the Department for Communities. 

What is next for NICVA following meeting with NI Secretary of State

By NICVA 17 May 2023 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA, and representatives of the Northern Ireland Voluntary and Community Sector, welcomed Northern Ireland Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris MP to their headquarters recently, following the recent publication of the 2023/24 budget.

Impact: it’s not the work you do, it’s what that work achieves

By ScopeNI 16 May 2023 Ryan Miller

Focusing on outcomes won’t address all the third sector’s challenges, but it will help organisations get the most out of whatever resources they have.

Social security is inadequate – what will government do about it?

By ScopeNI 10 May 2023 Ryan Miller

The Cliff Edge Coalition NI relaunched its campaign last week. A lot has changed since 2018, almost none of it good, and the cliff edge faced by much of society has grown much higher.

Spring Covid-19 Booster Programme - How sector organisations can help

By NICVA 9 May 2023 Geoff Nuttall

On 9th May, NICVA hosted an information and Q&A session with the Public Health Agency on the spring Covid-19 vaccine booster programme and how community & voluntary organisations can encourage take up

NICVA celebrates learners' achievements

By NICVA 8 May 2023 Sandra Bailie

On 21 April graduates from Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) gathered in NICVA to celebrate their achievements.

NICVA and voluntary and community sector representatives meet with Northern Ireland Secretary of State

By NICVA 4 May 2023 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA, and representatives of the Northern Ireland Voluntary and Community Sector, welcomed Northern Ireland Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris MP to their headquarters today, following last week’s publication of the 2023/24 budget.

Charity Commission for NI Scheme of Delegation Consultation

By NICVA 4 May 2023 Denise Copeland

The Department for Communities is consulting on a draft Scheme of Delegation for the Charity Commission which details decisions to be made by staff, senior management and those which are reserved for a committee of the Commissioners.

Could the cost-of-living crisis be even bigger than we thought? See for yourself

By ScopeNI 3 May 2023 Ryan Miller

New ONS analysis shows where inflation is really pressurising household budgets. Some basics are up by over 40%. Meanwhile a new online tool will let you check how inflation is affecting you and your family, specifically.

NICVA take on the marathon in aid of Sunshine Foundation Romania

By NICVA 28 Apr 2023 Shauna O'Neill

This Sunday, staff and former staff from NICVA will be pounding the streets of Belfast in an effort to raise funds for Sunshine Foundation Romania.  

Is a public services meltdown on the cards?

By ScopeNI 27 Apr 2023 Ryan Miller

The Secretary of State’s budget is here. A bonfire of services seems likely. With a focus on education, Scope looks at cuts that are already in motion – and outlines the consequences.

New report calls for greater government and business support for NI Ireland civil society and voluntary/community organisations

By NICVA 27 Apr 2023 Geoff Nuttall

The Law Family Commission has published a new report which makes strong recommendations for a radical shake-up in how government and business support and work with civil society to unlock their full potential.

If you want to protect the union, get back to Stormont

By ScopeNI 20 Apr 2023 Ryan Miller

As most people celebrate the Good Friday Agreement, hardline unionist politicians have their heads in the sand – to the detriment of Northern Ireland, and also themselves.

Advice for those experiencing cyber attacks

By NICVA 19 Apr 2023 Sandra Bailie

This resource provides advice on how to improve your cyber security and links to information on how to deal with cyber attacks.

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