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Getting your finances in order

By NICVA 21 May 2012

Sector Matters is about to begin its second year of delivering the Building Financial Capability in the Age Sector project with Charity Bank. This project offers financial health checks for organisations who work with older people.

Cookies – it’s complicated!

By NICVA 21 May 2012

From 26 May new regulations on website cookies began to be enforced. To help organisations understand the regulations and get started on compliance we have provided some background information on the new rules, what this means for organisations and lin

Adult Learners' Week: being the best that we can be

By NICVA 18 May 2012

Guest speakers at NICVA’s certificate presentation ceremony - held as part of Adult Learners' Week - spoke of their confidence after taking part in training to deliver more effectively in their organisations.

Training for groups working with older people

By NICVA 16 May 2012

NICVA is delighted to promote training opportunities available from other voluntary and community sector groups for those working with and on behalf of older people.

Celebrating Adult Learners' Week

By NICVA 11 May 2012

NICVA is celebrating Adult Learners' Week this year - beginning 12 May - with various training events.

Fundraising advice staff coming to a town near you - Book now for an appointment

By NICVA 10 May 2012

NICVA's fundraising advice team is coming to a town near you. If you are in Ballycastle, Antrim, Banbridge, Castlereagh/East Belfast or Enniskillen you could benefit from direct one-to-one advice on a funding application or fundraising proposal. Early

Giving more to communities in difficult times

By NICVA 3 May 2012

New research shines a light on Northern Ireland as a giving nation and highlights the appetite many people have to respond to increased need in their community by giving more money, time or energy to the causes they care about.

Consultation on Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme opened

By NICVA 3 May 2012

Could what started as a great idea to simplify the claiming of Gift Aid on small cash collections become the latest Gift Aid headache for small charities, local groups and "newbies" to Gift Aid? NICVA has prepared a briefing paper on the Small Donation

Springfield Charitable Association Tri-age West Belfast launch

By NICVA 2 May 2012

Springfield Charitable Association launched its Tri-Age west Belfast project on Friday 20 April 2012 in the Farset International. 

Breaking eNews! Newsletter reaches new milestone

By NICVA 2 May 2012

Over the years eNews has become something of a ‘must read’ for those working within the voluntary and community sector and, indeed, for others working in the public and private sectors. Published every Monday, you are guaranteed to come across some

Community bridge builder – a project offering hope to thousands of older people with mental health problems

By NICVA 1 May 2012

A new outreach project designed to help the tens of thousands of older people across Northern Ireland who are actively engaged with mental health services launched at the Long Gallery, Stormont on 26 April.

NI Assembly asks the Chancellor to Give it Back George

By NICVA 1 May 2012 Lisa McElherron

On Monday 30 April the NI Assembly unanimously passed a resolution from the DUP which “expresses concern at the proposals by the Chancellor of th

Data Protection training for COP groups

By NICVA 30 Apr 2012

Recently, NICVA's Information Officer Seana McAuley designed and delivered a data protection training session to groups funded by The BIG Lottery Reaching Out: Connecting Older People programme.

Launch of Crossroads ‘In Your Prime’ Project

By NICVA 27 Apr 2012

Tuesday 27 March 2012 saw the official launch of Crossroads ‘In Your Prime’ Project in their state of the art premises at 432 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast. TV Presenter and journalist Lynda Bryans officially launched the project and highlig

Inspire, engage and celebrate: Adult Learners' Week

By NICVA 26 Apr 2012

The launch of Adult Learners' Week takes place on Tuesday 15 May in the Long Gallery at Stormont. The designated week is the UK's largest annual festival of learning, inspiring thousands of people every year to find out how learning can change their li

State of the Sector VI

By NICVA 26 Apr 2012 Andrea Thornbury

NICVA is very pleased to announce that State of the Sector VI, the only comprehensive picture of the scale and scope of the economic activities of the Northern Ireland voluntary and community sector, is now available.

NICVA staff get set for Sunshine

By NICVA 26 Apr 2012

What are you doing on May Day? The Belfast City Marathon is one of the biggest fundraising events in Northern Ireland, attracting runners of all abilities to raise money for their chosen charities.  NICVA staff have entered relay teams to the


By NICVA 25 Apr 2012

On 24 April NICVA held ‘ActUpNI: Campaigning Lobbying and Dissent’ bringing the voluntary and community sector together to discuss the effectiveness of its campaigning and lobbying strategies, investigate what has worked, where improvements could b

NICVA hosts voluntary and community sector tweetup

By NICVA 20 Apr 2012

The pizza crumbs are barely hoovered up and already people are talking about the 'next Tweetup', after the success of the meeting hosted by NICVA on Wednesday for over 95 representatives of the voluntary and community sector on aspects of using social

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