Department for Communities launches a new £10million scheme

2 Feb 2022 Suzanne ThompsonFunding and Fundraising (COVID19)Funding

The Covid Recovery Programme Employment & Skills Initiative will provide funding to support individuals and not-for-profit organisations.

Independent Review of NI Charity Regulation Report launched

21 Jan 2022 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation in NI has launched its report at a special stakeholder on 20 January 2022. 

Trustee training series, 2022

7 Jan 2022 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice Training and Skills DevelopmentGovernance, Charity Annual Reporting, risk assessment, Finance

This series of online training is designed specifically for charity trustees and those staff whose work contributes to the good governance of the organisation. 

DfC: Covid Recovery Programme for Organisations 2022

20 Dec 2021 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), Fundraising, COVID19 UpdatesCovid Recovery, Covid-19, COVID-19 Charities Fund

The Department for Communities (DfC) launch Covid Recovery Programme for Organisations to reduce or remove operating deficits, which have arisen in the 2021/22 financial year because of the pandemic.

All-Island initiative launched to help communities tackle shared challenges

3 Dec 2021 Communications, iCommunity Shared Practice HubNo Topics

Press Release NICVA and The Wheel launch Shared Island, Shared Practices, a new all-island initiative that will bring together communities from across the island to discuss solutions to their shared challenges.

NICVA's response to the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill

29 Oct 2021 Denise CopelandPolicy & Public Affairs, Governance and Charity Advice, Fundraising RegulationFundraising, Fundraising Regulation in NI

Further to the introduction of this Bill to the Assembly in September, the Committee for Communities has launched its ‘call for evidence’ and seeks your views. The closing date has been extended to 26 November 2021. 

Grounded Conversation revisited

22 Oct 2021 Lynda GouldFaith based engagementFaith

'Grounded' is an opportunity for practioners to share their thinking about the current challenges of engaging in community work that is shaped by faith.

New series of webinars to support faith-based groups

22 Oct 2021 Lynda GouldFaith based engagementNo Topics

A comprehensive range of opportunities to develop and learn new skills.

Trustees' Week 2021

19 Oct 2021 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity commission, trustees week

Trustees’ Week takes place in the first week of November. It is a time to recognise and value the work that thousands of trustees contribute to charities large and small.  

The Scaffolding Project - The Experience of Poverty And Community Responses In East Belfast

18 Oct 2021 Déarbhla SloanPolicy & Public Affairs, CiT Communities in TransitionPoverty

With support from NICVA, The Scaffolding Project have launched a briefing document examining 'The experience of poverty and community responses in East Belfast.'

Running for Sunshine

30 Sep 2021 Denise CopelandCommunicationsFundraising

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

Infrastructure Minister launches £100,000 grants scheme for community led road safety initiatives

22 Sep 2021 Shauna O'NeillFundraisingFunding

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has launched the 2021/22 Road Safety (Safe Travel) Grant Scheme. Individuals and community groups can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to develop and deliver local road safety initiatives.

How to die well

17 Sep 2021 Nick GarbuttDepartment of HealthHealth

Everyone wants to live well. It is also important to die well.

Civic and business leaders call for politicians to resolve NI Protocol issues

6 Sep 2021 Shauna O'NeillBrexit & Beyond, Policy & Public AffairsNorthern Ireland Protocol

Leading civic and business figures are calling on EU and UK politicians to resolve the NI Protocol in ways that promote opportunities for Northern Ireland and upholds the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.

New rules for society lotteries

18 Aug 2021 Denise CopelandFundraising Regulation, Governance and Charity Advice, policy and public affiarsFundraising Regulation in NI, Fundraising

Charities and other societies will be allowed to sell their lottery tickets online from the 7 September 2021.

‘Big Jab Weekend’ will boost vaccination drive

16 Aug 2021 Shauna O'NeillCOVID19 UpdatesHealth

NICVA welcome the announcement of a “Big Jab Weekend” taking place this Saturday and Sunday, to give people even more opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

NICVA's response to the Charities Bill

16 Aug 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, PolicyCharity commission, Charity Regulation

NICVA has prepared a response to the Charities Bill 2021.  Closing date for receipt of responses is Friday 3 September 2021.

DfE briefing on the High Street £100 Voucher Scheme

13 Aug 2021 Déarbhla SloanPolicy & Public Affairs, COVID19 UpdatesCovid Recovery, Economic Recovery

NICVA recently held a webinar with the Department for the Economy to provide an overview of the High Street £100 Voucher Scheme launching on 27th September.

Charities Bill – your views are being sought by the Communities Committee

9 Aug 2021 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Policy & Public AffairsCharity Regulation

Further to the introduction of the Charities Bill to the Assembly in June, the Committee for Communities has launched its ‘Call for Evidence and Views’ and seeks your views by Friday 3 September. 

Latest on the Peace Plus Programme

15 Jul 2021 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public Affairs, FundraisingNo Topics

What's the latest on the Peace Plus programme and how will voluntary and community organisations be involved?  NICVA  meets with SEUPB to get an update


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