Joint Forum Voluntary and Community Sector Representatives hold Panel meeting & agree Position Statement on the Cost-of-Living Crisis

26 Sep 2022 Kathy MaguireJoint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)No Topics

Earlier this month, the Joint Forums Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Panel held their most recent VCS Panel meeting and had a full agenda to consider, including agreement of a VCS Panel Position Statement on the current Cost of Living Crisis.

DIY committee guide, revamped and launched

21 Sep 2022 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance GroupGovernance

The revamped DIY committee guide website was launched at a special seminar on 20 September by the Developing Governance Group.

CFNI Funded Groups Explore Wellness and Connection in the Workplace

5 Sep 2022 Susan GlassTraining and Skills DevelopmentHealth and Wellbeing, Capacity Building, Community Foundation NI

Thursday 1 September 2022 saw the first in a series of Learning Events, delivered as part of the CFNI Capacity Building Accelerator and Mentoring Programme.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund - Latest from DLUHC

26 Aug 2022 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public AffairsUK Shared Prosperity Fund

On 19 August, the UK Dept for Levelling Up (DLUHC) held an online consultation event for sector organisations on how the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKPSF) will be used in Northern Ireland

NICVA can help you get started on your impact journey

8 Aug 2022 Leeann KellyPolicy Impact Hubimpact

Are you an organisation that is struggling where to start with your impact journey?  Do not struggle alone, reach out to NICVA and let us help you start your impact journey.

Back to school- New NICVA Impact Practice Workshops and more!

4 Aug 2022 Leeann KellyPolicy Impact Hubimpact practice

As we find ourselves in August, we can see all around us the reminders that the new school year is not far away.  Many children will be picking their new pencils, pens, and schoolbags, with hopes what this year will bring.

HMRC’s Trust Register

2 Aug 2022 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceFinance, Governance, regulation

Some unincorporated not for profit organisations which have assets held in trust may be required to register their Trusts with HMRC's Trust Registration Service.  The deadline is 1 September 2022.

NICVA’s Policy and Public Affairs Quarterly Update

1 Aug 2022 Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs, Research

Below is a summary of the most recent activities of NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs team from April-June 2022.

NICVA launches partnership with USEL and Ability Cafe

20 Jun 2022 Suzanne ThompsonMembershipNo Topics

We are delighted to launch our partnership with Ability Café, a social enterprise which recently won the tender to cater for meetings and conferences at NICVA  

Impact Practice: Making it work for you

14 Jun 2022 Leeann KellyDepartment for Communitiesimpact practice

NICVA is delighted to announce its new initiative on impact practice. This will include guidance, networking and training to enable impact practice to work for you. 

Governance Health Check launched

9 Jun 2022 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance Group, Governance and Charity Advice, Webinar RecordingsGovernance, regulation, best practice

The revised Governance Health Check has been launched by the Developing Governance Group at a special online seminar.  If you missed the seminar on 9 June, you can watch the recording below and download the Health Check attached. 

Capacity Building Accelerator and Mentoring Programme Launched

24 May 2022 Susan GlassGovernance and Charity Advice Training and Skills DevelopmentCapacity Building, CFNI, Community Foundation NI

A new capacity building accelerator programme, exclusively for recipients of the Department of Health's Cancer, Carers and Mental Health Funds, has been launched.

Catch up with new episodes of the iCommunity Podcast

20 May 2022 Suzanne ThompsoniCommunity Shared Practice HubDigital Access, digital divide

Across Divides is an exciting new podcast- a must listen for anyone with an interest in the voluntary and community sector or social enterprises.

Last chance to take part in TLP

20 May 2022 Sandra BailieTransformative Leadership Programmeleadership

The Transformative Leadership Programme (TLP) funded by Peace IV through Belfast City Council has been running since Autumn 2019 and ends in June 2022.

Fundraising Regulator: Five tips if you are in a new fundraising role

19 May 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingfundraising regulator

Joanne McDowell, Northern Ireland Manager at the Fundraising Regulator, reflects on responses to enquiries from people moving into new fundraising roles and where guidance from the regulator can help with planning next steps.

UK Government: The Community Ownership Fund launch updated prospectus

18 May 2022 Jocelyn HortonFundraisingFunding, UK government, community ownership fund

The Community Ownership Fund is a £150 million, UK wide Fund helping community groups to protect, through community ownership, assets in their local area which are at risk of being lost. 

UK Government Levelling Up Fund Round 2

16 May 2022 Kathy MaguirePolicy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have published a recording of their recent Northern Ireland informational webinar on Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund.

iCommunity Podcasts Launched

4 May 2022 Suzanne ThompsoniCommunity Shared Practice HubMental Health, culture, collaboration; partnership; alliance

Across Divides is an exciting new podcast- a must listen for anyone with an interest in the voluntary and community sector or social enterprises.  

iCommunity Website Launched To Foster All-Island Collaboration On Key Social, Economic And Environmental Issues

29 Apr 2022 Suzanne ThompsoniCommunity Shared Practice Hubcommunications, collaboration; partnership; alliance

NICVA and Ireland’s national association of charities, The Wheel, have launched, to foster collaboration between community and voluntary groups across the island.

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.  


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