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Latest on the Peace Plus Programme

15 Jul 2021 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public Affairs, FundraisingNo Topics

What's the latest on the Peace Plus programme and how will voluntary and community organisations be involved?  NICVA  meets with SEUPB to get an update

Charities Bill introduced

1 Jul 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity Advice, Policy & Public AffairsNo Topics

The Minister for Communities introduced the Charities Bill to the Assembly on 21 June 2021.  

Policy and Public Affairs Team Quarterly Update (Apr-Jun 21)

23 Jun 2021 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs Update

Catch up here on what NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs Team has been doing in the last quarter to support the sector

NICVA supports ‘Ending the Harm’ public awareness campaign

21 Jun 2021 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

NICVA is lending it's support to a new hard-hitting public awareness campaign, focusing on how paramilitary gangs use illegal money lending as a means to control and exploit vulnerable people.  

Celebrating Volunteers' week 2021

28 May 2021 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills DevelopmentVolunteering, volunteers' week

Volunteers' Week 2021 is a time to say thank you. This is a great opportunity to recognise all the valuable work that our volunteers do throughout Northern Ireland and thank and celebrate them.

Developing our approaches to blended working

27 May 2021 Shauna O'NeillEmployment and HR (COVID19), HR, COVID19 UpdatesEmployment, return to work, Work Life Balance

None of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on every area of our lives.

Getting ready to welcome you back to NICVA!

17 May 2021 Paula Fitzpatrickundefinedconference facilities

The NICVA building will be opening on 1st June 2021.  

NICVA meet Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey to discuss Manifesto for Change

12 May 2021 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsManifesto for Change

NICVA met with the Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey on Tuesday 11 May 2021 to discuss the Manifesto for Change.

Volunteers' Week 2021 launched

7 May 2021 Sandra BailieTraining and Skills DevelopmentVolunteering, Volunteer Week

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year and NICVA wants to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

NICVA response to the independent review of charity regulation

7 May 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity Advice, Policy & Public AffairsCharity Regulation, Charity commission

NICVA has prepared its response to the independent review of charity regulation.  Closing date for receipt of responses is Wednesday 12 May 2021.  

Have your say in the future of charity regulation

30 Apr 2021 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The closing date for responses to the independent review of charity regulation is 12 May 2021. Please take this opportunity to comment on changes that are needed to help voluntary and community organisations. 

Minister Hargey provides more opportunities for local voluntary groups and clubs to raise vital funds

29 Apr 2021 Shauna O'NeillFundraising, Governance and Charity Advice, Policy & Public AffairsFundraising

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey is changing legislation to enable local voluntary groups and clubs to raise vital funds by selling tickets online.

COVID-19 GrantTracker Offer for NICVA Members - Just £90 for a 12 Month Subscription

28 Apr 2021 Lynn KennedyCOVID 19, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), FundraisingFunding

With light at the end of the social distancing tunnel coming, we want to thank our members for supporting us and also for their incredibly hard work for their local communities over the last, extremely challenging, year.  

Working from home tax relief: Tax year 2021-2022

22 Apr 2021 Eamonn McKeeEmployment and HR (COVID19)Finance, Covid-19

If you’re working from home, even if it’s not full-time, you can now make a tax relief claim of up to £125 for the new 2021-22 tax year.

Independent review of charity regulation – please complete this questionnaire

21 Apr 2021 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation (the Panel) seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better. 

Special rules for holding company AGMs online have ended

20 Apr 2021 Denise CopelandGovernance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

Companies must now follow their Articles of Association in relation to the holding of general meetings.  

Independent review of charity regulation engagement meetings

29 Mar 2021 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationCharity commission

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better. 

Giving to charities drops amid Covid pandemic

25 Mar 2021 Shauna O'NeillResearch, COVID19 UpdatesState of the Sector, Charitable giving

People in Northern Ireland gave significantly less to charity during the last 12 months compared to the same period in 2019.  That’s according to new research from NICVA into charitable giving in Northern Ireland.

Have Your Say on the New Sport and Physical Activity Strategy

18 Mar 2021 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

The Department for Communities is consulting on a new sport and physical activity strategy for Northern Ireland. Read here how you can input your views.

Independent review of charity regulation has commenced

10 Mar 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation

The Minister for Communities has commissioned an independent review of charity regulation in N.Ireland which commenced on 25 January 2021.  

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