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Getting ready to welcome you back to NICVA!

17 May 2021 Paula Fitzpatrickundefinedconference facilities

The NICVA building will be opening on 1st June 2021.  

NICVA meet Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey to discuss Manifesto for Change

12 May 2021 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsManifesto for Change

NICVA met with the Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey on Tuesday 11 May 2021 to discuss the Manifesto for Change.

Volunteers' Week 2021 launched

7 May 2021 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills DevelopmentVolunteering, Volunteer Week

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year and NICVA wants to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

NICVA response to the independent review of charity regulation

7 May 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity Advice, Policy & Public AffairsCharity Regulation, Charity commission

NICVA has prepared its response to the independent review of charity regulation.  Closing date for receipt of responses is Wednesday 12 May 2021.  

Have your say in the future of charity regulation

30 Apr 2021 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The closing date for responses to the independent review of charity regulation is 12 May 2021. Please take this opportunity to comment on changes that are needed to help voluntary and community organisations. 

Minister Hargey provides more opportunities for local voluntary groups and clubs to raise vital funds

29 Apr 2021 Shauna O'NeillFundraising, Governance and Charity Advice, Policy & Public AffairsFundraising

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey is changing legislation to enable local voluntary groups and clubs to raise vital funds by selling tickets online.

COVID-19 GrantTracker Offer for NICVA Members - Just £90 for a 12 Month Subscription

28 Apr 2021 Lynn KennedyC19No Topics

With light at the end of the social distancing tunnel coming, we want to thank our members for supporting us and also for their incredibly hard work for their local communities over the last, extremely challenging, year.  

Working from home tax relief: Tax year 2021-2022

22 Apr 2021 Eamonn McKeeEmployment and HR (COVID19)Finance, Covid-19

If you’re working from home, even if it’s not full-time, you can now make a tax relief claim of up to £125 for the new 2021-22 tax year.

Independent review of charity regulation – please complete this questionnaire

21 Apr 2021 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation (the Panel) seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better. 

Special rules for holding company AGMs online have ended

20 Apr 2021 Denise CopelandGovernance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

Companies must now follow their Articles of Association in relation to the holding of general meetings.  

Independent review of charity regulation engagement meetings

29 Mar 2021 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationCharity commission

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better. 

Giving to charities drops amid Covid pandemic

25 Mar 2021 Shauna O'NeillResearch, COVID19 UpdatesState of the Sector, Charitable giving

People in Northern Ireland gave significantly less to charity during the last 12 months compared to the same period in 2019.  That’s according to new research from NICVA into charitable giving in Northern Ireland.

Have Your Say on the New Sport and Physical Activity Strategy

18 Mar 2021 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

The Department for Communities is consulting on a new sport and physical activity strategy for Northern Ireland. Read here how you can input your views.

Independent review of charity regulation has commenced

10 Mar 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation

The Minister for Communities has commissioned an independent review of charity regulation in N.Ireland which commenced on 25 January 2021.  

Communities Minister announces release of £7.5 million to support charities

10 Mar 2021 Shauna O'NeillCOVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)Covid-19, COVID-19 Charities Fund

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced the release of over £7.5 million of awards to support charities facing financial difficulty as a result of the pandemic.

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

4 Mar 2021 Eamonn McKeeEmployment and HR (COVID19), COVID19 UpdatesHR, Covid-19

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until the end of September 2021.

NICVA supports Distance Aware campaign

25 Feb 2021 Shauna O'NeillCOVID19 UpdatesCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

In the fight against Coronavirus, maintaining social distancing is everyone’s responsibility. 

The 2021-22 Budget - Less for the Same or More for What Works?

24 Feb 2021 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public Affairs, Investing in SocietyBudget

The draft NI Public Budget for 2021-22 and a number of departmental budget proposals are out for consultation.  Will this result in less money for the same things or more for what is needed and what works? 

Podcast: Capacity building in the Third sector

29 Jan 2021 Shauna O'NeillTraining and Skills DevelopmentAccelerator Programme

Siofra Healy, Director of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation for NI and Sandra Bailie, Head of Organisational Development at NICVA discuss the capacity programme and the need for more of similar programmes to grow capacity in the sector.

NICVA's Manifesto for Change - Unlocking the Full Potential of Voluntary and Community Action in NI

26 Jan 2021 Kathy MaguirePolicy & Public AffairsSector Issues

NICVA is seeking sector feedback on our Manifesto for Change which sets out how government can work with the sector to unlock the full potential of community and voluntary action in Northern Ireland. 

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