Fundraising Regulator: Five tips if you are in a new fundraising role

19 May 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingfundraising regulator

Joanne McDowell, Northern Ireland Manager at the Fundraising Regulator, reflects on responses to enquiries from people moving into new fundraising roles and where guidance from the regulator can help with planning next steps.

UK Government: The Community Ownership Fund to launch updated prospectus

18 May 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingFunding, UK government, community ownership fund

The Community Ownership Fund is a £150 million, UK wide Fund helping community groups to protect, through community ownership, assets in their local area which are at risk of being lost. 

Guest Blog: The Chartered Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland

18 May 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingprofessional, Fundraising

Paul Montgomery, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland gives an overview of the work they do and how you can get involved.   

UK Government Levelling Up Fund Round 2

16 May 2022 Kathy MaguirePolicy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have published a recording of their recent Northern Ireland informational webinar on Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund.

Vacancy - Chief Executive

10 May 2022 Winnie MulhollandCommunications, HRNo Topics

NICVA is seeking to appoint to this role following the announcement of the retirement of our current Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey.  

iCommunity Podcasts Launched

4 May 2022 Suzanne ThompsoniCommunity Shared Practice HubMental Health, culture, collaboration; partnership; alliance

Across Divides is an exciting new podcast- a must listen for anyone with an interest in the voluntary and community sector or social enterprises.  

iCommunity Website Launched To Foster All-Island Collaboration On Key Social, Economic And Environmental Issues

29 Apr 2022 Suzanne ThompsoniCommunity Shared Practice Hubcommunications, collaboration; partnership; alliance

NICVA and Ireland’s national association of charities, The Wheel, have launched, to foster collaboration between community and voluntary groups across the island.

Society lottery tickets can now be sold for up to £100

26 Apr 2022 Denise CopelandFundraising Regulation, Governance and Charity Advicefundraising regulation

The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 received Royal Assent on 26 April 2022.  

NICVA scoops IiP Gold Award for the 4th time!

25 Apr 2022 Suzanne ThompsonHRNo Topics

NICVA Staff and Executive Committee are once again delighted to have retained Investors in People Gold for the fourth time.  NICVA was first recognised as Investors in People in 2005 and has held Gold-level accreditation since 2012.

Organisations encouraged to plan bids to the second round of the UK Government Levelling Up Fund

15 Apr 2022 Suzanne ThompsonFundraisingfunding schemes

The UK Government has announced the second round of the Levelling Up Fund and has published a refreshed prospectus, inviting bids from all eligible organisations from Northern Ireland and across the UK

Unhappy with a Charity Commission decision made prior to May 2019?

13 Apr 2022 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation, Charity commission

The Charities Act (NI) 2022 will reinstate the vast majority of decisions made by Charity Commission staff prior to the end of May 2019.     

Guest Blog: Getting started with using ads on Facebook for fundraising

23 Mar 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingFundraising, digital, digital fundraising, Social Media

If you’re looking to try advertising on Facebook to recruit new donors, Tori Arthurs, Supporter Recruitment Manager at Friends of the Earth gives some pointers to get your project off the ground.

BBC Children in Need announce £3m Youth Social Action Fund with the #iwill Fund

16 Mar 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingfunder, Fundraising, funding schemes

BBC Children in Need's new partnership will deliver £3million to UK organisations embedding youth social action in their work. 

Non-functioning Northern Ireland Executive has negative impact on our daily lives. 

25 Feb 2022 Suzanne ThompsonPolicy & Public AffairsBudget 2022-2025

With the absence of a functioning Executive, we are in a further period of damaging inertia.  Important decisions legally cannot now be made- the most obvious the finalising of a three-year budget 

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust announce changes to autumn funding round

22 Feb 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingFundraising, funder, Granting Making Trusts

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, whose programmes include supporting the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict, announces closure of its autumn round.

Health And Social Care Levy Update

21 Feb 2022 Eamonn McKeeHRNo Topics

Have you budgeted for the increase to National Insurance contributions which will take effect from 6 April 2022?

Annual reporting requirements for registered charities update

17 Feb 2022 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity Annual Reporting, Charity RegulationFinance, Annual Reports, Charity Regulation

Annual reporting for all registered charities is reinstated now that the Charities Act (NI) 2022 has received royal assent. 

Charities Act (NI) 2022

17 Feb 2022 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation, Charity commission

The Charities Act (NI) 2022 has now come into effect after receiving Royal Assent on the 30 March 2022.

Department for Communities launches a new £10million scheme

2 Feb 2022 Suzanne ThompsonFunding and Fundraising (COVID19)Funding

The Covid Recovery Programme Employment & Skills Initiative will provide funding to support individuals and not-for-profit organisations.

Tudor Trust - closing to new applications for a year from 1st April 2022

1 Feb 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingfunder, Fundraising

The Tudor Trust, an independent grant-making trust supporting the voluntary and community sector, is closing temporarily to new applications.


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