NICVA staff fundraise for Sunshine Foundation Romania

10 Feb 2016 Denise CopelandundefinedFundraising

For the last 13 years NICVA staff and their friends have entered relay teams into the Belfast City Marathon to raise money for Sunshine Foundation Romania.

Data Fridays

4 Feb 2016 Stephen GrayDetail Data, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Communications, ICTOpen Data, Data protection, Data Fridays

Once a month we focus on a data related topic to help organisations navigate through the opportunities and responsibilities in the age of digital transformation.

The Charity Commission endorses the revised Code of Good Governance

29 Jan 2016 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance Group, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched today by the Developing Governance Group at a seminar hosted by NICVA.

CollaborationNI Top Marks For Providing Highly Effective Partnership Support

25 Jan 2016 Andrea EganCollaborationNICollaborationNI

Building Change Trust has published the independent evaluation of CollaborationNI Phase 2, we are delighted to have received such a postive evaluation on the bespoke service we provide.

Justice in the Community Awards 2015/16

14 Jan 2016 Shauna O'NeillundefinedNo Topics

Justice Minister David Ford has launched the annual “Justice in the Community” Awards and invites nominations from across Northern Ireland.

NICVA Launches 2016 Sector Forecast Survey

7 Jan 2016 Rachel ShannonResearchState of the Sector, Sector Issues, Viewfinder (Research), Politics

NICVA has launched their 2016 Sector Forecast Survey. The Survey was sent to over 4,000 organisations and this is your opportunity to tell us about what you think 2016 holds for your organisation. 

Non-domestic rates review consultation

22 Dec 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

The Department for Finance and Personnel have published a consultation paper on the future direction of non-domestic rates in Northern Ireland. This article is a summary of the main points that will be contained within the NICVA response. 

Draft accounting and reporting guidance consultation

22 Dec 2015 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance, Finance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched its draft accounting and reporting guidance for consultation which also includes Directions for independent examiners.

CEE Revenue Generation in Northern Ireland Seminar

16 Dec 2015 Michael McGilliganPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

On 14 December 2015 representatives from the voluntary and community sector, political parties, civil service, business and academia met to discuss the issue of revenue generation in Northern Ireland. 

Launch of 2014 Workforce Survey Top Line Findings

16 Dec 2015 Rachel ShannonResearchState of the Sector, Salaries, Salary Survey, Employing People, HR

The 2014 Workforce Survey is NICVA's fifth such study in the series. The study explores salaries, recruitment, pensions, benefits and retention in the voluntary and community sector workforce. 

Consultation proposes that charities pay rates

10 Dec 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

The Department for Finance and Personnel have published a consultation paper on the future direction of non domestic rates in Northern Ireland. The consultation period will last for a period of twelve weeks closing on 25th January.

New charity accounting and reporting legislation

7 Dec 2015 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

The Department for Social Development (DSD) has made new legislation which will cover the accounting and reporting requirements for all registered charities in Northern Ireland.

Getting your policies in party manifestos

27 Nov 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicy & Public AffairsPolicy Manifesto

We've hosted three of five Manifesto Engagement Meetings, with Alliance, UUP and Sinn Fein, across these events a number of top tips have emerged to assist groups in getting their messages across to political parties and into manifestos. 

The Fiscal Implications of an Older Population in Northern Ireland

24 Nov 2015 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy, Public Expenditure

This research aims to identify the fiscal impact of the changing age profile of Northern Ireland.

Christmas Food Drive – Donations needed

16 Nov 2015 Shauna O'NeillundefinedNo Topics

NICVA are participating as a collection point for a North Belfast food bank to help local people in food crisis. 

RO:COP Lobbying and Campaigning Roundtable Networking Event

13 Nov 2015 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older PeoplePolicy

The bi-annual RO:COP roundtable event took place on Wednesday, 11 November in NICVA and was a great success.

Building on the past: Is government doing enough to protect historic sites?

9 Nov 2015 Andrea ThornburyDetail DataOpen Data, Open Government

Almost 500 historic buildings across NI are deemed to be at risk, according to figures obtained by Detail Data

Trustees’ Week 2015 (2-8 November)

30 Oct 2015 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

Trustees' Week 2015 is the sixth annual celebration of trusteeship, a chance to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people to get involved and make a real difference.

Sector Matters Supports Charity Trustees

30 Oct 2015 HRHR

Over the past 8 years Sector Matter’s, NICVA’s social enterprise business, has worked with Trustees helping them meet their duties and responsibilities.

Men’s Action Network finds funding using GrantTracker

26 Oct 2015 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFunding, Fundraising

Men’s Action Network, the local charity supporting and promoting the Health and Well-being of men in the North West of Ireland has sourced funding to support their work, using the valuable online funding resource


News and insights into public policy to enhance civic society

ScopeNI latest articles


Not a NICVA member yet?

Save time, money and energy. Join NICVA and you’ll be connecting in to a strong network of local organisations focused on voluntary and community activity.

Join Us

NICVA now welcomes all small groups for free.