Small charities making a big impact

19 Jun 2023 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsFeatured Members

Small Charity Week is here, and it’s time to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital work of the small charity sector, who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of individuals, communities and causes every day.

NI Budget 2023: Government departments consult on funding proposals

2 Jun 2023 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsBudget 2023-2024

The opening budget for 2023-24 has now been set by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and with allocations falling significantly short, local Government Departments will be forced to demonstrate savings.

NICVA welcomes political parties to HQ for talks on Department of Health cuts

31 May 2023 Robbie BestPolicy & Public Affairs, FundraisingFunding

NICVA and CO3 welcomed representatives of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and representatives from across the political spectrum to discuss the recent news that Department of Health Core funding will not continue past September.

Free mentoring support and more still available for CFNI grantees

22 May 2023 Susan GlassCFNI, Training and Skills DevelopmentNo Topics

Free training and bespoke mentoring is available through NICVA, as part of a programme of support for recipients of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland's Cancer, Carers and Mental Health Funds.

NICVA and voluntary and community sector representatives meet with Northern Ireland Secretary of State

4 May 2023 Shauna O'NeillPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

NICVA, and representatives of the Northern Ireland Voluntary and Community Sector, welcomed Northern Ireland Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris MP to their headquarters today, following last week’s publication of the 2023/24 budget.

Charity Commission for NI Scheme of Delegation Consultation

4 May 2023 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity Regulation, Policy & Public AffairsCharity Regulation, Charity commission

The Department for Communities is consulting on a draft Scheme of Delegation for the Charity Commission which details decisions to be made by staff, senior management and those which are reserved for a committee of the Commissioners.

NICVA take on the marathon in aid of Sunshine Foundation Romania

28 Apr 2023 Shauna O'NeillundefinedFundraising

This Sunday, staff and former staff from NICVA will be pounding the streets of Belfast in an effort to raise funds for Sunshine Foundation Romania.  

Local Elections: VCSE Sector Manifestos

4 Apr 2023 Kathy MaguirePolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

On the 18 May 2023, local elections will be held across Northern Ireland to elect 462 councillors across 11 local councils.

NICVA statement on additional funding from Department for Housing, Levelling up and Communities

31 Mar 2023 Robbie BestFundingESF

Our response to the additional funding into the sector from the Department for Housing, Levelling Up and Communities.

Does your organisation use heating oil? - Apply for DESNEZ Support

27 Mar 2023 Geoff NuttallInvesting in SocietyEnergy

The UK Government Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has launched a new non-domestic support scheme for organisations who are not connected to the gas grid.

NICVA joins with sector leaders to highlight ESF cliff edge

14 Mar 2023 Robbie BestESFNo Topics

NICVA joined with the The Community Sector Peer Group, CO3 and the NI USE to say: 'we’re not a ‘nice to have’ – we’re essential'.

Ofgem Announces Energy Price Cap Update to Start in April

28 Feb 2023 Eva HendersonPolicy & Public AffairsCost of Living, cost of living crisis

Energy regulator, Ofgem, announced yesterday (27th February 2023) it’s energy price cap for the upcoming quarter.

Over 28,000 more NI households to benefit from £600 Energy Bill Support Scheme

27 Feb 2023 Eva HendersonPolicy & Public AffairsCost of Living, cost of living crisis

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released information on how domestic customers without a direct relationship with an energy supplier can receive support for Energy Bills.

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. 

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.  


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