Who is the new Minister at the Northern Ireland Office?

21 Nov 2018 Philip MynesPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

This week John Penrose MP was appointed as Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office.

NICVA welcomes Brexit deal progress and calls on all to avoid the disaster of a No Deal

21 Nov 2018 Geoff NuttallBrexit & BeyondNo Topics

NICVA welcomes the significant step forward made by the draft EU withdrawal agreement towards addressing many key issues of concern for Northern Ireland and avoiding the disastrous scenario of a No Deal Brexit.    

Spammers Target NI Charities

14 Nov 2018 Ian KellyICTcyber security, spam

NI Charities and public bodies are being impersonated in order to spread Malware, along with other email extortion tactics in a recent twist to email spam.

Celebrating trusteeship

12 Nov 2018 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees

Trustees’ Week 2018 takes place during 12-16 November to celebrate the great work that trustees contribute to charities.  It is also an opportunity for charities to think about how they could attract new people onto their Boards. 

Raising funds through Legacies

5 Nov 2018 Sandra BailieFundraisingNo Topics

As one of our series of guest blogs we asked Eimear McCooey, chair of Will to Give, to tell us about raising funds through legacies and promoting leaving a charitable gift in your will.

#Budget18 at a glance...

29 Oct 2018 Philip MynesPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Today (Monday 29 October), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, delivered what is expected to be the last budget before the UK’s Exit from the EU in March 2019.

Is your charity annual monitoring return due?

18 Oct 2018 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation, Governance

The Charity Commission has issued text alerts to trustees and updated its guidance on how to complete the annual monitoring return with helpful screenshots of the online return.  

Join our Public Affairs Forum!

18 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPublic Affairs ForumNo Topics

We are re-launching our Public Affairs forum (previously Policy and Lobbying Forum) and are inviting new members to join!

Free Fundraising Advice Clinics Across NI ALL FULLY BOOKED

8 Oct 2018 Lynn KennedyFundraisingNo Topics

Thanks to the generosity of Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, NICVA’s free fundraising advice clinics are going “on the road”.  

The Fundraising Regulator wants to hear your views

4 Oct 2018 Sandra BailieFundraising RegulationFundraising Regulation in NI

The Fundraising Regulator (FR) held a information and consultation event in NICVA to talk about the changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice and to hear the views of voluntary and community organisations in NI.

Latest Brexit Updates: Salzburg, Party Conferences and Mounting Challenges

2 Oct 2018 Siobhan McAlisterBrexit & BeyondNo Topics

As we move into autumn, Brexit and the negotiations continue to dominate the political landscape.

September member visits

26 Sep 2018 Susan CoffeyMembershipMembers

Each month we plan to meet some of our members to find out more about what they do, what challenges they are facing and how NICVA can support them.

Secretary of State Karen Bradley visits NICVA for discussion on issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland

18 Sep 2018 Neil WilsonPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Secretary of State Karen Bradley met with NICVA on Monday 18 September to hear about the impact of the collapse of devolution on voluntary and community organisations.

Electoral Commission review of non-party campaigners guidance

7 Sep 2018 Neil WilsonPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

The Electoral Commission is seeking views on how it can improve its guidance for non-party campaigners.

More questions than answers - NICVA's response to the Secretary of State's statement

6 Sep 2018 Philip MynesPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Today (6 September), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP, made an oral statement to the House of Commons regarding the ongoing political situation.

What does a no-deal Brexit mean?

30 Aug 2018 Siobhan McAlisterBrexit & BeyondNo Topics

Last week, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab published guidance setting out some of the things that a no deal Brexit could mean for people, businesses and industry in the UK. 

The Roughest Form of Justice

24 Aug 2018 Nick GarbuttPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement so-called punishment beatings are on the rise.

Belfast City Council launches consultation on its draft Developer Contributions Framework

13 Aug 2018 Philip MynesPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Belfast City Council has today (13 August) published its draft Developer Contributions Framework, along with with a 12-week consultation into the document.

Joint Forum Meeting June 2018

9 Aug 2018 Siobhan McAlisterJoint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum

The second Joint Forum meeting of the year took place on 19th June in the East Belfast Network Centre. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations and the public sector.

Northern Ireland, the Fundraising Regulator and the Code of Fundraising Practice...

2 Aug 2018 Lynn KennedyFundraising RegulationFundraising Regulation in NI

Since 2017 all fundraising in NI has come under the remit of the Fundraising Regulator and its Code of Fundraising Practice. This article looks at what this means in practice.


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