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

Over 170 legal agreements later: we build robust partnerships

23 Oct 2015 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaborationNI

170 legal agreements later we look at how engaging in this process builds belief in the visions of the collaboration. 

NICVA staff celebrate swooping the Investors in People Gold Award for the second time!

16 Oct 2015 Una McKernanHRNo Topics

NICVA staff and Executive Committee are delighted once again to receive the Investors in People Gold Award in September 2015 having first achieved the Gold Standard in July 2012.

NICVA response on the Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations (NI) 2015

16 Oct 2015 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

NICVA has submitted its response to DSD on the charities accounting and reporting consultation and is urging all organisations to do the same.

Shadow Secretary of State says the work of voluntary and community sector can accelerate positive social change.

16 Oct 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Speaking at an informal meeting with NICVA members Vernon Coaker said he was delighted to be back in Northern Ireland and had made it a priority to meet with the voluntary and community sector as early as possible. 

Co-design for the new DHSS&PS Innovation Fund gets underway

15 Oct 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy & Public AffairsFunding

DHSSPS is introducing a new Innovation Fund for voluntary and community organisations from 2016/17.

Manifesto Engagement Events

15 Oct 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicy & Public AffairsPolicy, Policy Manifesto

As the 2016 Assembly Elections approach many organisations in our sector will already in engaged in the process of writing their manifestos and talking with political parties to influence the content of their manifestos 

State of the Sector Survey Goes Live

14 Oct 2015 Rachel ShannonResearchState of the Sector, Charitable giving, Employment, Funding, Fundraising, Sector Issues

NICVA has launched its 7th State of the Sector survey. The survey has been circulated to nearly 4,500 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and we need to hear from you. 


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