Insight and latest updates from our team

As Charitable Giving falls in Northern Ireland, charities are going digital to fund their work

By NICVA 12 Mar 2020 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

NICVA’s latest survey of Charitable Giving in Northern Ireland shows that donations have fallen since 2019, but that in the same period digital giving is on the rise.

NICVA Profiles the Size and Scope of the NI Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector

By NICVA 11 Mar 2020 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

As of February 2020, it is estimated that there are 6,122 organisations in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland (NI).

Public Affairs Team Update

By NICVA 10 Mar 2020 Geoff Nuttall

Since our last quarterly update, we've seen a Westminster Election, an election in the Republic of Ireland and the UK has left the EU. Find out what the Policy & Public Affairs team have been up to in the below updates. 

Ambitious partnerships

By NICVA 9 Mar 2020 Sandra Bailie

Business in The Community held a Charity and Business Partnership event on 27 February 2020. Jonathan Andrews from Remarkable Partnerships was the speaker and gave us lots of tips on how to develop ambitious partnerships with business.

Responsible investment

By NICVA 6 Mar 2020 Denise Copeland

Should you be investing your charity funds more wisely? 

Coronavirus Information for Organisations

By NICVA 4 Mar 2020 Alex Hastings

With an increase in the regions affected by coronavirus, (COVID-19) there is helpful information and guidance available online from a range organisations.

Minimum Wage increased rates - April 2020

By NICVA 4 Mar 2020 Alex Hastings

The National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2020.

Last chance to submit nominations for Joint Forum sector representatives

By NICVA 3 Mar 2020 Siobhan McAlister

The Joint Forum is comprised of representatives from across government and the voluntary and community sector. It facilitates an open discussion about the relationship between the two sectors.

Women of The Next Chapter project CELEBRATE

By NICVA 3 Mar 2020 Susan Glass

Women of The Next Chapter project CELEBRATE the future of peace-building and representation in public and political life

NICVA Conversation Zone at the 2020 Alliance Party Conference

By NICVA 28 Feb 2020 Kathy Maguire

We’re delighted to once again be hosting the Conversation Zone at the Alliance Party conference on Saturday 7th March at the Stormont Hotel.

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.

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