Insight and latest updates from our team

New series of cyber security sessions funded by The Halifax Foundation

By NICVA 19 Nov 2019 Sandra Bailie

A big thank you to The Halifax Foundation who have funded our new cyber security workshops. NICVA has teamed up with industry experts to provide these tailored cyber security sessions.

Guest Blog: Grant Advisor - Empowering charities to speak up about funder practice

By NICVA 11 Nov 2019 Lynn Kennedy

Nick Perks, former Trust Secretary at the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, explains a new review site that has been launched for fundraisers, and encourages Northern Ireland charities to get involved.

NICVA here to help Trustees all year round

By NICVA 5 Nov 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is celebrating Trustees' week this week. We want to recognise and value the important and yet often unnoticed work that Trustees do across Northern Ireland to lead organisations and ensure that they are well governed. 

Brexit Extension 2.0 & General Election 2019

By NICVA 4 Nov 2019 Siobhan McAlister

So the 31st October has come and gone, and the UK still has not left the EU. 

Public Affairs Team Autumn Update

By NICVA 29 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

A busy few months for the Policy and Public Affairs team. See some of our updates below.

Joint Forum meets to discuss Bureaucracy, Brexit, Community Planning & PfG

By NICVA 24 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

The third Joint Forum meeting of 2019 took place on 17 October at NICVA. 

NICVA's Conversation Zone at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

By NICVA 23 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA's Conversation Zone returns to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis on 16 November at the Millennium Forum in Derry.

NICVA maintains Investors in People Gold accreditation

By NICVA 23 Oct 2019 Heather Wilson

NICVA staff and Executive Committee were delighted this year to maintain the Investors in People Gold accreditation, first awarded to NICVA in 2012 and subsequently in 2015.

Google Digital Garage Event Summary

By NICVA 22 Oct 2019 Heather Wilson

On 27 September 2019 NICVA facilitated a Google Digital Garage seminar offering the sector free training in digital skills.

31 Oct - Charity annual reporting deadline

By NICVA 21 Oct 2019 Denise Copeland

If your registered charity's financial year is 1 January - 31 December then you will have a deadline of 31 October in which to submit your annual monitoring return to the Charity Commission.   

Update on "Everything but the Grant" Conference

By NICVA 6 Oct 2019 Lynn Kennedy

2nd October saw over 60 people take part in a NICVA event aimed at increasing knowledge, skills and confidence in generating income from sources other than grants.

What's in the NI Environment Strategy Consultation?

By NICVA 4 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

In September, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) launched a consultation seeking views on Northern Ireland's first environment strategy.

Advice for Brexit Preparation

By NICVA 4 Oct 2019 Siobhan McAlister

With only a matter of weeks until the 31 October there is still huge uncertainty about whether the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal. 

Consultation on changes to the application for registration and the Annual Return Regulations 2019

By NICVA 25 Sep 2019 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on proposed changes that it would like to make to both the application for charity registration and the annual monitoring return. 

Electoral Commission issues new guidance on ‘non-party’ campaigning

By NICVA 25 Sep 2019 Geoff Nuttall

The Electoral Commission has just published new guidance on the regulation of campaign spending by ‘non-party campaigners’ around election periods

Fundraising Regulator Guest Blog: Strengthening our presence in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 25 Sep 2019 Lynn Kennedy

Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator, & new Northern Ireland Manager, Joanne McDowell, discuss their commitment to working collaboratively with charities in NI, & implementing the new Code of Fundraising Practice.

Code of good governance consultation

By NICVA 24 Sep 2019 Denise Copeland

The Code of Good Governance is a voluntary set of standards on good governance practice for the boards of voluntary and community organisations.

SEUPB provides reassurance on continued EU funding even in a no deal Brexit

By NICVA 20 Sep 2019 Geoff Nuttall

The SEUPB (Special EU Programmes Body) has provided reassurance about continued PEACE IV and INTERREG funding until 2023, even in the advent of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

Taking women from grassroots activism to parliamentary participation

By NICVA 19 Sep 2019 Susan Glass

Next Chapter participants visit Dáil Éireann to meet with Women’s Parliamentary Caucus

The difference TQUK has made

By NICVA 19 Sep 2019 Sandra Bailie

Over the years many people have completed NICVA's TQUK level 3 Award in Training and Education. We contacted a few of them to ask them what they enjoyed and how they have used what they learnt on the course.

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