Receiving Gifts

17 Jun 2014 Alex Hastings    Last updated: 5 Jul 2014

This article outlines NICVA's policy on members of staff accepting gifts.


All financial gifts made to NICVA employees in return for services are the property of NICVA and should be forwarded to the Finance office. There may be occasions when staff receive gifts such as book tokens, etc. Any such gifts up to the value of £20 may be retained by the receiver, otherwise they are the property of NICVA.

Occasionally staff may find themselves compromised by the offer of a personal gift or over elaborate hospitality in the hopeful expectation of preferential treatment. Members of staff should seek approval of the Chief Executive before accepting such gifts or hospitality. Equally the Chief Executive should seek approval of the Chair of NICVA.

We share NICVA’s policies to assist organisations in drafting their own. However, our policies are relevant to NICVA and are not samples. They should not be replicated, but may be used for reference purposes, in conjunction with other guidance available. NICVA cannot accept any claims arising from error or misinterpretation.'s picture
by Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

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