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NICVA say farewell to outgoing Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey

20 Jan 2023 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

NICVA hosted a reception for their outgoing Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey who is stepping down after 32 years with the organisation.

Charity banking challenges

16 Dec 2022 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceFinance, Governance

Some charities have experienced issues with either opening a bank account for their charity or maintaining their bank account.  We have been passing these issues on to the banks on your behalf via the Community Banking Project.

Department plans for a de-minimis threshold for charity registration

14 Dec 2022 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity Advice, Policy & Public AffairsCharity Regulation

NICVA warmly welcomes the Minister for Communities’s decision that a de-minimis threshold for charity registration should be introduced in Northern Ireland.  

UK Shared Prosperity Fund NI Programme - OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

14 Dec 2022 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public Affairs, Investing in SocietyUK Shared Prosperity Fund

The Department for Levelling Up (DLUHC) has now opened the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Northern Ireland programme for applications under the programme's 'People and Skills' priority.  Read how to apply here.  

Guest Blog: Fundraising Regulator builds on its presence in Northern Ireland

7 Dec 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingfundraising regulator

The Fundraising Regulator gives an overview of their work in 2022 including its commitment to strengthening its presence in Northern Ireland.

Department of Finance Update on Non-Domestic Rates Consultation/Charity Exemption

30 Nov 2022 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public Affairs, Investing in SocietyRates

The Department of Finance has just released a report of the responses to its 2019 rates consultation including views on the charity rates exemption

Good Relations Awards 2023 Now Open for Nominations

14 Nov 2022 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsGood Relations Week

The Good Relations Awards 2023 are now open for nominations. 

The role of the treasurer and preparing an annual budget

8 Nov 2022 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceFinance, Governance

This tutorial video will help you to understand the key duties of the treasurer and their role on the board. It also outlines how to prepare an annual budget.

NICVA announce new CEO

7 Nov 2022 Shauna O'NeillundefinedNo Topics

NICVA Executive Committee are delighted to announce the appointment of Celine McStravick as the organisation’s new Chief Executive. 

Trustees Week 2022

4 Nov 2022 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance Group, Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity commission

Trustees' Week takes place in the second week of November this year.  It is a time to recognise and value the work that thousands of trustees contribute to charities large and small. 

Finance Minister Holds Consultation Event at NICVA on Devolving Fiscal Powers

25 Oct 2022 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public Affairs, Investing in SocietyDevolution of Fiscal Powers

On Tuesday 25 October, Finance Minister, Conor Murphy, and officials from his department held a sector consultation roundtable at NICVA on devolving more powers to the NI government to raise revenue from taxes

Northern Ireland Energy Bill Relief Scheme for non-domestic customers

12 Oct 2022 Eamonn McKeeHRcost of living crisis

The UK Government has published details on how the energy support scheme which will help charities in Northern Ireland this winter.  Discounts will be applied between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 23.

Good governance and charity regulation update seminars

12 Oct 2022 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance Group, Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Developing Governance Group in association with the Charity Commission would like to invite you to free seminars focusing on governance and an update on charity regulation. 

Members of the DfC Anti-Poverty Strategy Co-Design Group produce Key Recommendations Paper

10 Oct 2022 Kathy MaguirePolicy & Public Affairs, PolicyNo Topics

Members of the Department for Communities (DfC) Anti-Poverty Strategy Co Design Group have produced a position paper detailing their key recommendations for the development of a Northern Ireland Anti-Poverty Strategy.

NICVA Policy & Public Affairs Team Update Jul-Sep 22

10 Oct 2022 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs Team Update

Read here how NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs Team is working to support and represent the voluntary and community sector during these difficult times

NICVA joins joint EU-UK call for constructive dialogue to resolve issues including NI protocol

4 Oct 2022 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public Affairs, Policy & Public Affairs; Brexit & beyondNo Topics

On Monday, NICVA joined EU and UK civil society representatives to agree a joint public statement on the vital importance of resolving EU-UK co-operation issues including the NI protocol through constructive dialogue

Joint Forum Voluntary and Community Sector Representatives hold Panel meeting & agree Position Statement on the Cost-of-Living Crisis

26 Sep 2022 Kathy MaguireJoint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)No Topics

Earlier this month, the Joint Forums Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Panel held their most recent VCS Panel meeting and had a full agenda to consider, including agreement of a VCS Panel Position Statement on the current Cost of Living Crisis.

DIY committee guide, revamped and launched

21 Sep 2022 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance GroupGovernance

The revamped DIY committee guide website was launched at a special seminar on 20 September by the Developing Governance Group.

CFNI Funded Groups Explore Wellness and Connection in the Workplace

5 Sep 2022 Susan GlassTraining and Skills DevelopmentHealth and Wellbeing, Capacity Building, Community Foundation NI

Thursday 1 September 2022 saw the first in a series of Learning Events, delivered as part of the CFNI Capacity Building Accelerator and Mentoring Programme.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund - Latest from DLUHC

26 Aug 2022 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public AffairsUK Shared Prosperity Fund

On 19 August, the UK Dept for Levelling Up (DLUHC) held an online consultation event for sector organisations on how the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKPSF) will be used in Northern Ireland

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