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Sector Forecast Survey Winners Announced

23 Mar 2016 Rachel ShannonundefinedNo Topics

NICVA is delighted to announce Two Castles Community Development Association as the winners of our Sector Forecast Survey prize draw.

Universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds

21 Mar 2016 Jenna MaghieElection 2016, PolicyPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds. Here are our top five reasons why.

Accounting and reporting guidance for charities - NICVA response

11 Mar 2016 Denise CopelandCharity RegulationGovernance, Policy

NICVA welcomes the Charity Commission’s guidance on the new accounting and reporting regulations. 

Celebration of Success

11 Mar 2016 Roisin KellyTraining and Skills DevelopmentTraining

Over 40 learners attended the annual Presentation of Certificates ceremony which recognises and celebrates outstanding achievement in leadership and management, education and training, coaching and mentoring and management of volunteers.

A rating system based on land not buildings

11 Mar 2016 Michael McGilliganElection 2016, PolicyPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for a rating system based on land not buildings. Here are the top 5 reasons why.

Justice Champions 2016 announced

3 Mar 2016 Una McKernanundefinedNo Topics

Justice Minister David Ford has announced Paul McCartney of First Housing Aid and Support Services in Derry as Justice Champion 2016.

Planning for Sustainability

23 Feb 2016 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleRoundtable Networking Event

The first roundtable networking event of 2016 took place in NICVA on 4 February. Over 40 people attended the one day event designed to help BIG Lottery funded groups to think about and plan the sustainability of their projects.

Voluntary and community sector government funding at cliffs edge.

23 Feb 2016 Lisa McElherronCutsWatchFunding, CutsWatchNI

Once again delays in government agreeing its budget has left parts of the voluntary and community sector on unsure financial ground.  

Gambling review update 2016

22 Feb 2016 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Policy, Charity Regulation, Fundraising

In 2011, the Department for Social Development launched a public consultation on the Future Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland.

Charities claim £5.5m for good causes threatened by rates row

16 Feb 2016 PolicyRates

Thirteen charities warned today that a hike in charity shop rates in Northern Ireland could mean they would have £5.5m less to spend on the most vulnerable. 

Untapping the Potential - Policy Manifesto 2016

15 Feb 2016 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Election 2016Policy Manifesto

The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is good for Northern Ireland.

Individual Giving in Northern Ireland 2015

11 Feb 2016 Rachel ShannonResearchSector Issues, Charitable giving, State of the Sector

NICVA's latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland examined who donated to charity, how much they gave and the causes they supported. This year's Survey also examined participation in social media fundraising campaigns. 

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.

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 McEneaneyPolicyNo 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 McGilliganPolicyNo 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. 

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