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Society lottery tickets can now be sold for more than £1

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.

Independent Review of NI Charity Regulation Report launched

21 Jan 2022 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation in NI has launched its report at a special stakeholder on 20 January 2022. 

BBC Children in Need are making changes

14 Jan 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingFundraising, funder, BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need are pausing their Main and Small Grants Programme.

Trustee training series, 2022

7 Jan 2022 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice Training and Skills DevelopmentGovernance, Charity Annual Reporting, risk assessment, Finance

This series of online training is designed specifically for charity trustees and those staff whose work contributes to the good governance of the organisation. 

DfC: Covid Recovery Programme for Organisations 2022

20 Dec 2021 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), Fundraising, COVID19 UpdatesCovid Recovery, Covid-19, COVID-19 Charities Fund

The Department for Communities (DfC) launch Covid Recovery Programme for Organisations to reduce or remove operating deficits, which have arisen in the 2021/22 financial year because of the pandemic.

All-Island initiative launched to help communities tackle shared challenges

3 Dec 2021 Communications, iCommunity Shared Practice HubNo Topics

Press Release NICVA and The Wheel launch Shared Island, Shared Practices, a new all-island initiative that will bring together communities from across the island to discuss solutions to their shared challenges.

NICVA's response to the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill

29 Oct 2021 Denise CopelandPolicy & Public Affairs, Governance and Charity Advice, Fundraising RegulationFundraising, Fundraising Regulation in NI

Further to the introduction of this Bill to the Assembly in September, the Committee for Communities has launched its ‘call for evidence’ and seeks your views. The closing date has been extended to 26 November 2021. 

Grounded Conversation revisited

22 Oct 2021 Lynda GouldFaith based engagementFaith

'Grounded' is an opportunity for practioners to share their thinking about the current challenges of engaging in community work that is shaped by faith.

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