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Guest Blog: The Chartered Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland

19 Feb 2024 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. 

NICVA Welcomes the Return of the Stormont Executive

5 Feb 2024 Robbie BestPolicy & Public AffairsStormont

NICVA welcomes the news we will now have a stable, functioning government here in Northern Ireland.

Now Open: Voluntary and Community Sector Nominations to the Shadow Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPBs) - UPDATED 20/02/2024

5 Feb 2024 Kathy MaguirePolicy & Public AffairsHealth, Health and Social Care, Health Reform

On behalf of the Department of Health, NICVA is currently seeking Nominations for VCS Representatives to the five Shadow Area Intergrated Partnership Boards being established for the roll out of the Integrated Care Sytem across NI.

NICVA working with Department of Health on Area Integrated Partnership Boards

29 Jan 2024 Robbie BestPolicyNo Topics

NICVA is delighted to announce we have been appointed by the Department of Health to coordinate the Nomination process for appointment of  Voluntary and Community Sector members to the five Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPB).

NICVA and Belfast City Council partner to explore inclusive employment

22 Jan 2024 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsEmployment

Over 200 delegates gathered at Ulster University’s Belfast campus today (Monday, 22 January) to explore how Belfast can address economic inactivity and achieve a truly inclusive labour market.

Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Support Public Consultation launched

15 Nov 2023 Shauna O'NeillRISPNo Topics

The Department for Communities is currently undertaking a review of its arrangements for supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector.

Budget cuts and inequality in Northern Ireland

26 Oct 2023 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsBudget cuts

Joint press release by the Equality Commission and NICVA.

Voluntary and community groups and businesses come together to make powerful connections

26 Oct 2023 Shauna O'NeillFundraisingcorporate partnerships

More than 100 business and charity representatives came together at Allstate NI on 25 October for the Community Connections Conference organised by NICVA and Business in the Community.

Introduction to Digital - What the sector needs and how NICVA can help

6 Oct 2023 Robbie BestDigitalNo Topics

NICVA met with digital leaders from across the UK and asked - What is digital? And what can we do to make sure our sector is maximising its potential. 

NICVA looks ahead with Future Thinking Series

18 Aug 2023 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public Affairs, Training and Skills Development, ICTcyber security, Data protection

Much of this year has been about looking back. Looking back and rightly recognising the impact and contribution of our sector to The Good Friday Agreement and the lasting peace which has followed.

NICVA proud to announce new All Party Group for Voluntary and Community Sector

23 Jun 2023 Robbie BestPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

NICVA are proud to announce we will be the secretariat for a new All Party Group for the Voluntary and Community Sector at Stormont, giving our sector better and more direct access to elected representatives.

Small charities making a big impact

19 Jun 2023 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsFeatured Members

Small Charity Week is here, and it’s time to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital work of the small charity sector, who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of individuals, communities and causes every day.

NI Budget 2023: Government departments consult on funding proposals

2 Jun 2023 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsBudget 2023-2024

The opening budget for 2023-24 has now been set by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and with allocations falling significantly short, local Government Departments will be forced to demonstrate savings.

NICVA welcomes political parties to HQ for talks on Department of Health cuts

31 May 2023 Robbie BestPolicy & Public Affairs, FundraisingFunding

NICVA and CO3 welcomed representatives of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and representatives from across the political spectrum to discuss the recent news that Department of Health Core funding will not continue past September.

Free mentoring support and more still available for CFNI grantees

22 May 2023 Susan GlassCFNI, Training and Skills DevelopmentNo Topics

Free training and bespoke mentoring is available through NICVA, as part of a programme of support for recipients of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland's Cancer, Carers and Mental Health Funds.

NICVA and voluntary and community sector representatives meet with Northern Ireland Secretary of State

4 May 2023 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

NICVA, and representatives of the Northern Ireland Voluntary and Community Sector, welcomed Northern Ireland Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris MP to their headquarters today, following last week’s publication of the 2023/24 budget.

Charity Commission for NI Scheme of Delegation Consultation

4 May 2023 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity Regulation, Policy & Public AffairsCharity Regulation, Charity commission

The Department for Communities is consulting on a draft Scheme of Delegation for the Charity Commission which details decisions to be made by staff, senior management and those which are reserved for a committee of the Commissioners.

NICVA take on the marathon in aid of Sunshine Foundation Romania

28 Apr 2023 Shauna O'NeillundefinedFundraising

This Sunday, staff and former staff from NICVA will be pounding the streets of Belfast in an effort to raise funds for Sunshine Foundation Romania.  

Local Elections: VCSE Sector Manifestos

4 Apr 2023 Kathy MaguirePolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

On the 18 May 2023, local elections will be held across Northern Ireland to elect 462 councillors across 11 local councils.

NICVA statement on additional funding from Department for Housing, Levelling up and Communities

31 Mar 2023 Robbie BestFundingESF

Our response to the additional funding into the sector from the Department for Housing, Levelling Up and Communities.

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