Insight and latest updates from our team

Sustainable Development Goals Forum

By NICVA 26 Feb 2020 Siobhan McAlister

The Sustainable Development Goals Working Group was established in 2019 to explore how the voluntary and community sector can help support the implentation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Northern Ireland.

Sustainable Development Goals - What are our Key Asks?

By NICVA 25 Feb 2020 Siobhan McAlister

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) working group has outlined their Key Ask for the Programme for Government.

NICVA hosts Consultation Event on the new EU PEACE PLUS Programme for 2021-2027

By NICVA 20 Feb 2020 Kathy Maguire

Representatives from across the VCSE Sector have their say on the development of the new PEACE PLUS Programme 2021-2027  

NICVA response to the Regulation of Gambling consultation

By NICVA 20 Feb 2020 Denise Copeland

NICVA has prepared a response to the Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland consultation. 

NICVA Member Visit to BookTrustNI

By NICVA 14 Feb 2020 Susan Coffey

On 30 January, I visited Liz Canning and her team at BookTrustNI to find out a bit more about the fantastic work they do.

Assembly Insider 10th February 2020

By NICVA 10 Feb 2020 Kathy Maguire

NICVA's Assembly Insider is a weekly email bulletin providing information on the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly, in particular those issues which are of interest to the voluntary and community sector.

Assembly Insider 31 January 2020

By NICVA 3 Feb 2020 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA's Assembly Insider is a weekly email bulletin providing information on the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly and in particular the issues which are of interest to the voluntary and community sector.

Eastside Awards 2020

By NICVA 27 Jan 2020 Mary McCaughey

NICVA was delighted to attend the Eastside Awards ceremony on Friday night, where the East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme won the Titanic Eastside Award for Innovation. 

Cashless Giving: A View from Marie Curie in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 24 Jan 2020 Lynn Kennedy

An interview with Heather Miller, Community Fundraiser with Marie Curie, about her experience of venturing into the world of "cashless giving" 

Faith-based engagement training sessions - early 2020

By NICVA 23 Jan 2020 Lynda Gould

The Department for Communities currently funds a Faith Based Engagement Strand under the Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP) which provides direct support to faith based organisations through a range of seminars and training sessions.

Dormant Accounts Fund for Northern Ireland - NICVA's Response to the Consultation Framework

By NICVA 23 Jan 2020 Kathy Maguire

NICVA  responded to the recent consultation on delivery of a  Dormant  Accounts Fund  for Northern Ireland.

NICVA Member Visit to Angel Eyes

By NICVA 22 Jan 2020 Susan Coffey

In December I met with Sara McCracken at Angel Eyes NI in East Belfast. Angel Eyes NI was set up in 2007 by a group of parents of blind and partially sighted children to provide emotional and practical support for parents in the same position.

NICVA calls for spring participants for interface-based Transformative Leadership Programme

By NICVA 20 Jan 2020 Helen McLaughlin

Spring dates have now been set for the Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP)—a leadership training programme funded by the PEACE IV Programme through Belfast City Council.

Introducing our training calendar for the new year

By NICVA 17 Jan 2020 Roisin Kelly

Our 2020 training calendar is ready and designed in response to feedback from previous participants and to meet the challenges facing our sector. 

Great News from a Great Funder, Halifax Foundation NI

By NICVA 17 Jan 2020 Lynn Kennedy

Halifax Foundation NI have developed a new strategy for 2020–2023, ‘A Vision for the Future’. An interview with Brenda McMullan, Executive Director, looks at what this means for the vital work of NI charities.

Providing effective support to your volunteers

By NICVA 17 Jan 2020 Sandra Bailie

Providing support to our volunteers through developing a positive culture, listening to their feedback and giving constructive feedback is essential to helping them do a good job and feel valued.

Still using Windows 7? Here's what you need to know

By NICVA 17 Jan 2020 Bob Harper

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft, which leaves its use open to cyber security risks. Upgrading is important to do.

31 Jan - Charity annual reporting deadline

By NICVA 15 Jan 2020 Denise Copeland

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

*POSTPONED* NICVA Conversation Zone at UUP Conference

By NICVA 15 Jan 2020 Siobhan McAlister

UUP have now postponed their conference until 17 October 2020.

Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland consultation

By NICVA 15 Jan 2020 Denise Copeland

NICVA has prepared a briefing paper on the Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland consultation. 

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