Insight and latest updates from our team

The Transformative Leadership Programme: Participants tell their story Jahswill Emmanuel, North Belfast TLP, Autumn 2020

By NICVA 17 Nov 2020 Mary McCaughey

Jahswill Emmanuel is Chair and founder of MSCNI (Multi-Ethnic Sports and Cultures NI). Here he shares his TLP story.

New Nightingale Facility at Whiteabbey Hospital

By NICVA 13 Nov 2020 Kathy Maguire

NICVA recently participated in a  Service User and Carer Engagement Event hosted by the Northern HSC Trust to hear plans for delivery of the new Nightingale Hospital facility for Northern Ireland.

ESF Users Briefing on Future Replacement of ESF Funding Post-Brexit

By NICVA 12 Nov 2020 Geoff Nuttall

This briefing paper, developed by NICVA's ESF Users Group, sets out urgent recommendations to government for ensuring the replacement of vital EU funding (ESF) helping thousands of vulnerable people in NI integrate into society and employment

£3.3million Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector Covid Recovery Fund launched

By NICVA 12 Nov 2020 Shauna O'Neill

The Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector (VCSE) Covid Recovery Fund has been launched today to help the sector to safely deliver essential services during the Covid-19 crisis.

Changes to the Charity Register and Help with Charity Reporting

By NICVA 11 Nov 2020 Michele Crilly

The Charity Commission has removed the status of charities on their website. This article explains the changes and offers support to any charity that may need assistance with charity reporting.

Developing corporate partnerships - recording and resources

By NICVA 11 Nov 2020 Sandra Bailie

On 11 November we hosted a webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by Department for Communities on Developing Corporate Partnerships. This was delivered by Hilary Hanberry from Business in the Community with guest speakers.

LRA publishes helpful guide on home working

By NICVA 9 Nov 2020 Alex Hastings

The LRA (Labour Relations Agency) recently published 'A Practical Guide to Working from Home: COVID19 and beyond' to assist employers and employees who continue to work from home in uncertain times.

NICVA Meetings and Training Sessions

By NICVA 9 Nov 2020 Alex Hastings

While we all continue to be required to work from home, NICVA continues to provide a full programme of training sessions and meetings online. 

Trustees' Week 2020 was a hit with Trustees

By NICVA 6 Nov 2020 Denise Copeland

Trustees’ Week is a time to celebrate and recognise the great work done by thousands of trustees. This year Trustees got the opportunity to brush up on their governance knowledge at our series of webinars for Trustees. 

Trustee annual reporting webinar recording

By NICVA 6 Nov 2020 Denise Copeland

If you missed our webinar on Trustee annual reporting for Trustees' Week you can watch it now at the link below. 

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.  

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