Insight and latest updates from our team

Charitable organisations and campaigning: new guidance clarifies position

By NICVA 16 Jun 2011 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) has launched new guidance for charitable organisations engaged in political activities and campaigning.

Lively discussion on the future of education

By NICVA 3 Jun 2011 Lisa McElherron

As part of its manifesto call for public debate on key issues such as education, NICVA joined with IEF to host a Civic Discussion on Education.

NICVA response on the Future Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 1 Jun 2011 Denise Copeland

NICVA has submitted its response to the Department for Social Development’s consultation on the ‘Future Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland’.  The response provides general comments on the relevant policy areas which affect the sector

The Northern Ireland Assembly

By NICVA 24 May 2011

NICVA has designed a web page with interactive map to allow you to view MLAs via their constituencies.

NICVA hosts Secretary of State and Treasury for Corporation Tax debate

By NICVA 20 May 2011

NICVA welcomed Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP and Richard Williams from HM Treasury to Belfast today, to a special seminar on the Government's proposals for Rebalancing the Northern Ireland Economy.

Community Leadership Programme celebrates Year Two

By NICVA 20 May 2011

NICVA, in conjunction with the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), recently celebrated the end of year two of the £2.1 million Community Leadership Programme (CLP) with a final roundtable, including a reflection and evaluation of learning and presen

New First Line Managers in the making

By NICVA 18 May 2011

13 participants from 8 organisations across Northern Ireland have begun the 2011 spring session of Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) level 3 in First Line Management (FLM) as part of the Reaching Communities NI Support and Development Progra

Your input needed for State of the Sector VI

By NICVA 17 May 2011

Over the next few days, the State of the Sector VI survey will be arriving at every voluntary and community organisation in Northern Ireland. We would be grateful if you would take a few moments to complete the survey and return it along with

NICVA welcomes new NI Executive

By NICVA 16 May 2011

Speaking following the announcement of the new Northern Ireland Executive, NICVA CEO Seamus McAleavey congratulated Ministers and looked forward to working with them on smart solutions for the tough times ahead.

Managing Change event cancelled

By NICVA 16 May 2011

Please note that the member event, Managing Change, which was planned for Thursday 19 May, has been cancelled. 

NICVA's Individual Giving Survey 2010 reveals sustained and committed charitable giving

By NICVA 16 May 2011

NICVA’s latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland suggests that the number of individuals giving to charity, and the amounts donors are giving, have remained steady despite the recession. However, there still remains a number of chal

Consultation on changes to lotteries and raffles rules

By NICVA 10 May 2011 Denise Copeland

The Department for Social Development is currently consulting on reforming the gambling legislation in Northern Ireland.  The consultation document ‘Future Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland’ considers most aspects of gambling, from

Coca-Cola celebrates 125 years and says 'Thank You'

By NICVA 10 May 2011

Coca-Cola celebrated its 125th anniversary on 8 May 2011. On that day, 125 years ago, the first Coca-Cola was sold in Atlanta, Georgia. As part of the celebratory events to mark this milestone the company has launched the Coca-Cola 125 Years Thank You

The value of investing in your managers

By NICVA 6 May 2011 Sandra Bailie

By investing in training, organisations will find that skilling their managers and developing their existing expertise delivers long term efficiency savings, helps achieve outcomes and bridges the gaps created by job cuts and downsizing. Despite

Collaborate more effectively

By NICVA 4 May 2011

NICVA is set to deliver the first session under the new CollaborationNI service - a practical guide to collaborative working. Additionally, a three day, high powered development programme - Leading Beyond Authority: using influence to make collaboratio

Do you have the Will to Give?

By NICVA 3 May 2011

A partnership, developed by NICVA, of 19 Northern Ireland charities recently launched an appeal with a difference.

Consultation on Rebalancing the Economy

By NICVA 18 Apr 2011 Lisa McElherron

Officials from the Treasury, DFP and DETI will be in NICVA on 20 May from 9.30am – 12.30pm to hold a consultation with voluntary and community organisations on the recently released

Update on Payscales 2011

By NICVA 11 Apr 2011

Local Government employers confirm there will be no pay offer for 2011 - 2012

NICVA Policy Manifesto 2011

By NICVA 7 Apr 2011

NICVA’s policy priorities for the 2011 elections set out our vision for the kind of Northern Ireland we would like to see.

NICVA launches manifesto challenge to parties

By NICVA 7 Apr 2011

An election hustings event held at NICVA this morning offered an opportunity for representatives from the voluntary and community sector to question MLA candidates on their priorities for the future.

Share your COVID-19 support service information

Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information

> Share your support


News and insights into public policy to enhance civic society

ScopeNI latest articles


Not a NICVA member yet?

Save time, money and energy. Join NICVA and you’ll be connecting in to a strong network of local organisations focused on voluntary and community activity.

Join Us

NICVA now welcomes all small groups for free.