NICVA statement on attack on Det Ch Insp John Caldwell

23 Feb 2023 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

NICVA joins with the entire Voluntary & Community sector and wider community in condemning the senseless attack on Det Ch Insp John Caldwell.

Heating Oil User? Want to be amongst the first to receive the new Alternative Fuels Payment? Contact NICVA

15 Feb 2023 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Does your organisation use heating oil?  Would you like to join a trial of the new UK Non-Domestic Alternative Fuel Payment (ND AFP) scheme and apply to receive your payment early?  Read on. 

Responding to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

10 Feb 2023 Robbie BestGovernance and Charity AdviceNo Topics

Help and advice for people and organisations who want to help following the Turkey-Syria earthquake. 

Guest Blog: The Chartered Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland

10 Feb 2023 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 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


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