Insight and latest updates from our team

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

By NICVA 8 Jan 2021 Mary McCaughey

“It was amazing. I enjoyed doing Projects, exchange experiences, and gaining advice. Thanks” (participant from Chinese Welfare Association)

VCSE COVID Recovery Fund reopening for applications January 2021

By NICVA 8 Jan 2021 Shauna O'Neill

The Department for Communities are reopening the Voluntary, Community and Social Economy (VCSE) COVID Recovery Fund for applications on 18 January 2021.

Results of NICVA Research on the Impact of Covid-19 on Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations

By NICVA 7 Jan 2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic NICVA has been carrying out regular surveys to find out how NI Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and their activities and services are being impacted. Read more about the findings here.

GP COVID-19 vaccination roll-out

By NICVA 4 Jan 2021 Shauna O'Neill

GP practices will start rolling out the free COVID-19 vaccination programme from today, Monday 4th January 2021.

Policy and Public Affairs Update - December 2020

By NICVA 18 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

As the year draws to a close, we reflect back on the work of the Policy and Public Affairs team during the last few months of 2020. 

AGMs and company house filings

By NICVA 18 Dec 2020 Denise Copeland

Companies, registered societies and credit unions that are due to hold an AGM in early 2021 will be glad to hear that they will be permitted to hold this online.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended to April 2021

By NICVA 17 Dec 2020 Eamonn McKee

The government announced on 17 December that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021

NICVA launches Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

By NICVA 17 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA has launched a new support package for community and voluntary sector staff and volunteers working on the frontline of the coronavirus response. 

COVID-19 Charities Fund - FAQs

By NICVA 15 Dec 2020 Lynn Kennedy

NICVA's resource giving the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 Charities Fund.

Communities in Transition: New Year Opportunities for East Belfast Groups

By NICVA 15 Dec 2020 Susan Glass

NICVA's Communities in Transition programme is offering NEW Training Opportunities, Bursaries and Volunteer Support in 2021 for groups in East Belfast

Guest Blog: The Fundraising Regulator - On New challenges and opportunities to learn

By NICVA 15 Dec 2020 Lynn Kennedy

Joanne McDowell, NI Ireland Manager for the Fundraising Regulator, reflects on the challenges NI charities have faced over the past year & the opportunities to learn from the Fundraising Regulator’s new guidance & resources.

New training for 2021

By NICVA 15 Dec 2020 Sandra Bailie

We are excited to promote our new training calendar for the first few months of 2021 and we have packed a lot in to suit all sizes and types of organisation.

Finance Minister launches £20.5 million Dormant Accounts Fund

By NICVA 14 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy today launched the £20.5 million Dormant Accounts Fund which will provide vital funding to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors.

Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number and Post Brexit Trader scheme

By NICVA 14 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

NICVA recently held a webinar with the Trader Support Service, HMRC and DfE to provide information on how Brexit will impact charities buying or selling goods that cross between GB & NI including NI organisations buying from GB suppliers.

Transformative Leadership Programme - Join us for 2021!

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Mary McCaughey

Interface-based leadership course – sign up now for Jan - Feb dates!

Sir Kenneth Branagh opens NICVA's 82nd AGM

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Shauna O'Neill

For the first time, NICVA held its AGM virtually with members joining us to hear how we have been supporting the sector and a special welcome address from Honorary President, Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Citizen participation portal “Your Say Belfast” recently launched by Belfast City Council

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

Belfast City Council have recently launched a new online citizen engagement platform, Your Say Belfast with the aim of enabling easier access to the policy development process.

#MakeOurFutureFair Campaign

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

NICVA are proud to support the #MakeOurFutureFair Campaign. Led by the Human Rights Consortium, the newly launched campaign calls for the delivery of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

NICVA Conference “COVID-19: Taking Stock at the year end”

By NICVA 11 Dec 2020 Déarbhla Sloan

On Wednesday 9th December, NICVA hosted a major webinar with Communities Minister Carál Ní Chulín and DfC Permanent Secretary Tracy Meharg who collectively took stock of the impacts and lessons from the Covid-19 crisis.

Loneliness in Northern Ireland: A call to Action

By NICVA 10 Dec 2020 Kathy Maguire

A NI report launched this week highlights the impact  of loneliness across NI communities and makes an urgent call to the  NI Executive  to respond by driving forward the development of a bespoke Loneliness Strategy for NI.

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