Insight and latest updates from our team

Annual charity reporting – getting ready for the 2018 deadline

By NICVA 13 Dec 2017 Denise Copeland

This New Year's Day, over 1,000 charities will be notified by the charity regulator that they have 10 months in which to submit their annual accounts.  

Return to GrantTracker for just £90 for 12 months…

By NICVA 12 Dec 2017 Lynn Kennedy

Find the funding you need at the touch of a button with a “welcome back” offer of £90 for a year’s subscription to GrantTracker - the only “one stop shop” for over 800+ funding schemes relevant to NI.  

UK-EU Brexit Deal…. What are the details?

By NICVA 11 Dec 2017 Siobhan McAlister

Last week PM Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed that a deal was reached. This ends Phase 1 of the Brexit negotiations and means that they can now move on to Phase 2 of the talks around future trade deals.

NICVA position paper and recommendations for the Brexit negotiations

By NICVA 8 Dec 2017 Geoff Nuttall

With the Brexit negotiations at a critical phase, this paper highlights what NICVA sees, having engaged widely with the voluntary and community sector and others, as the key issues which must be addressed.

NICVA Public Perception Survey – Identifies high levels of public usage and trust in community & voluntary sector

By NICVA 7 Dec 2017 Simon Beattie

New research published by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) has revealed both high levels of public usage and trust in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Northern Ireland.

90% of adults in Northern Ireland have used a charitable or voluntary service in the last year, NICVA research reveals

By NICVA 6 Dec 2017 Neil Wilson

1,326,722 people in Northern Ireland – 90% of the adult population – have made use of a charitable or voluntary service in the past 12 months.

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launches inquiry into devolution and democracy in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 27 Nov 2017 Siobhan McAlister

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launched its inquiry, Devolution and Democracy: dealing with the deficit last week.

#Budget17 at a glance...

By NICVA 22 Nov 2017 Philip Mynes

Chancellor Philip Hammond MP today (22 November) delivered the 2017 Autumn Budget. Here's the key points...

NICVA AGM and Conference Registration

By NICVA 21 Nov 2017 Susan Coffey

Theme: Projecting and Protecting the Voluntary and Community Sector and its reputation. For the 2018 AGM, please visit

Employers for Childcare launch second social impact report

By NICVA 17 Nov 2017 Siobhan McAlister

Employers for Childcare have launched their Social Impact Report 2016/17 to celebrate their continued investment in supporting working families and promoting social and economic development across the UK.  

Changes to the annual monitoring return for charities

By NICVA 16 Nov 2017 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on changes to the Annual Monitoring Return which all registered charities will have to complete – deadline for consultation responses is 5 pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017

Extradition issue to become ‘toxic’ post-Brexit

By NICVA 16 Nov 2017 Andrea Thornbury

THE extradition process "could become toxic once again” if the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is lost as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, a senior civil servant has warned.

8,158 deaths in Northern Ireland: "We need a suicide prevention strategy as a matter of urgency"

By NICVA 13 Nov 2017 Andrea Thornbury

NEW figures have today confirmed that 297 people were officially recorded as having died from suicide in Northern Ireland in 2016.

NICVA #ConversationZone this Saturday at #SFAF17

By NICVA 13 Nov 2017 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA's Conversation Zone returns this Saturday 18th November at Sinn Féin's Ard Fheis in the RDS in Dublin.

Trustees Week 2017

By NICVA 13 Nov 2017 Denise Copeland

Trustees’ Week 2017 takes place during 13-17 November this year to celebrate trusteeship, inspire and inform existing trustees and invite people to use their skills and experience in a role that supports important causes. 

Joint Forum October Meeting

By NICVA 6 Nov 2017 Siobhan McAlister

A meeting of the Joint Forum took place on 27th October 2017 in NICVA. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations, local government and central government departments.

More than 1,000 people now living with HIV in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 3 Nov 2017 Andrea Thornbury

New data has revealed that more than 1,000 people known to be living with HIV in Northern Ireland, with 94 people being diagnosed with the condition in 2016 alone.   

Housing intimidation in Northern Ireland: More than 2,000 incidents but only 32 convictions

By NICVA 2 Nov 2017 Andrea Thornbury

DESPITE nearly 2,000 validated incidents of people being forced from their homes in Northern Ireland due to housing intimidation in the past five years, just 32 convictions have been secured.

Secretary of State to introduce budget legislation for NI

By NICVA 1 Nov 2017 Philip Mynes

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire MP, this morning announced he would introduce legislation in the House of Commons to set a budget for NI, after the Parliamentary recess. 

More of the same will not work, Head of Civil Service says

By NICVA 26 Oct 2017 Neil Wilson

The new Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, David Sterling, has told VCSE leaders that the cost of not changing will be to make things worse.


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