Insight and latest updates from our team

UK Shared Prosperity Fund - Latest from DLUHC

By NICVA 26 Aug 2022 Geoff Nuttall

On 19 August, the UK Dept for Levelling Up (DLUHC) held an online consultation event for sector organisations on how the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKPSF) will be used in Northern Ireland

BBC Children in Need's publish new Grantmaking Strategy 2022-25 ahead of new funding streams launching in autumn 2022

By NICVA 18 Aug 2022 Jocelyn Horton

BBC Children in Need has made significant changes to how it will deliver funding in future.

NICVA can help you get started on your impact journey

By NICVA 8 Aug 2022 Leeann Kelly

Are you an organisation that is struggling where to start with your impact journey?  Do not struggle alone, reach out to NICVA and let us help you start your impact journey.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award/Joint Award Initiative's funding for Voluntary & Community Sector in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 8 Aug 2022 Jocelyn Horton

Jim Peacock tells us about their new Access Without Limits Fund which aims to ensure that the Award is available to all young people. 

Back to school- New NICVA Impact Practice Workshops and more!

By NICVA 4 Aug 2022 Leeann Kelly

As we find ourselves in August, we can see all around us the reminders that the new school year is not far away.  Many children will be picking their new pencils, pens, and schoolbags, with hopes what this year will bring.

Latest on the UK Shared Prosperity NI Programme - Update from Dept for Levelling Up

By NICVA 3 Aug 2022 Geoff Nuttall

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), has just released an update on the process and timetable for developing the Northern UK Shared Prosperity Programme. 

HMRC’s Trust Register

By NICVA 2 Aug 2022 Denise Copeland

Some unincorporated not for profit organisations which have assets held in trust may be required to register their Trusts with HMRC's Trust Registration Service.  The deadline is 1 September 2022.

Guest Blog: UnLtd - Finding social entrepreneurs with bold solutions to today’s challenges

By NICVA 2 Aug 2022 Jocelyn Horton

Nuala Smyth, Social Entrepreneur Support Manager in Northern Ireland gives an overview of the work they do and how you can get involved ahead of their event in September 2022. 

NICVA’s Policy and Public Affairs Quarterly Update

By NICVA 1 Aug 2022

Below is a summary of the most recent activities of NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs team from April-June 2022.

NICVA seeks Voluntary and Community Sector nominations for the Government & Voluntary Sector Joint Forum

By NICVA 31 Jul 2022 Kathy Maguire

NICVA is currently seeking nominations from the voluntary and community sector to represent the sector on the Joint Government Voluntary and Community Sector Forum (Joint Forum).

Transformational Leadership Programme Participant Story- Ciana Bradley West Belfast

By NICVA 22 Jul 2022 Sandra Bailie

Ciana Bradley from West Belfast Partnership Board participated in the West Belfast TLP course in June 2022. The participants were from the Springfield Road interface area.  

Growing talent through apprenticeships

By NICVA 20 Jul 2022 Sandra Bailie

This blog from Richard Kirk, CEO of Workplus gives an overview of how apprenticeships can work for you in your organisation, and the benefits in terms of retention and performance.  

Guest Blog: Claire Smyth from Will to Give asks "Are you ready for legacy fundraising?"

By NICVA 1 Jul 2022 Jocelyn Horton

You've heard it a million times, but we're going to say it again, 'A lot has changed since the pandemic.'

NICVA members give their views on getting NI government back

By NICVA 29 Jun 2022 Geoff Nuttall

In May, we surveyed NICVA members on the current lack of government in Northern Ireland.  Read here what members' top concerns were and what they said should happen next.  The survey questions and results are attached

TLP Participant Story: Anna Devlin South Belfast

By NICVA 28 Jun 2022 Sandra Bailie

Anna Delvin from South Belfast Sure Start, participated in The Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP) in South Belfast from April to June 2022.   

Transform for Change final event celebrates impact

By NICVA 26 Jun 2022 Sandra Bailie

The Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP) has been running for over two and a half years in Belfast. It was part of the Transform for Change programme delivered by Belfast City Council and funded by Peace IV.

Why your health really is your wealth

By ScopeNI 23 Jun 2022 Nick Garbutt

Whenever we discuss how to improve health we invariably neglect the biggest factor of all in making us ill: poverty.

Members' Survey 2022 responses

By NICVA 21 Jun 2022 Sandra Bailie

The members’ survey was disseminated in May 2022 to heads of member organisations, with a response rate of 12%. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond, we really appreciate it. 

Training for Autumn 2022

By NICVA 20 Jun 2022 Sandra Bailie

We have a wide range of training planned for our Autumn term in NICVA, from accredited training to webinars on topics such as: Leadership, Coaching, Governance, Training and Human Resources.

NICVA launches partnership with USEL and Ability Cafe

By NICVA 20 Jun 2022 Suzanne Thompson

We are delighted to launch our partnership with Ability Café, a social enterprise which recently won the tender to cater for meetings and conferences at NICVA  

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