NICVA's Fundraising Advice Officer is here to provide the voluntary and community sector with help and support for all aspects of your fundraising needs.
Information and Advice
Find the right funders for you and learn more about how to diversify your income streams to ensure the sustainability of your organisation for the future. Feel free to contact Lynn by emailing [email protected].
GrantTracker is Northern Ireland's leading funding website dedicated to finding grants, and helping fundraisers track schemes and manage their applications. NICVA hosts the site and keeps it up to date with the latest funding opportunities.
You can subscribe to GrantTracker for £40 a month or £145 a year. For NICVA members, a special discount rate takes the annual cost down to just £100.
If you would like to find out more click here to access a short video which demonstrates the key functions of GrantTracker and is suitable for people who already use the site or are just interested in finding out more. If you would like any other assistance in getting the most out of GrantTracker, please just email [email protected].
Developing your fundraising skills is essential for the sustainability of your organisation. Our training will help you to consider how to diversify your funding streams and how to be successful in securing resources. We provide a range of fundraising training sessions to help you be more sustainable as part of our training calendar and bespoke sessions are aqvailable on request.
Tax Effective Giving
NICVA administers a tax effective giving scheme for charities, called Cheques for Charity, a donation and account system for individuals and companies. Click here to find out more.
Research and Reports
NICVA’s latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland examines change in the percentage of individuals that donate, donation by age, the causes donated to, fundraising techniques, methods of donation and legacy giving.
In this time of national crisis, CAF has launched this rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of COVID 19.
The Halifax Foundation NI board have decided to focus on their small and medium grants over the coming months in direct response to COVID-19.
In light of COVID-19, the PSNI has made the decision to temporarily suspend issuing any permits or licences for street and house-to-house charity collections in line with the Government’s guidance on social distancing.
This article gives a brief overview of an advice note from the Fundraising Regulator for charities involved in community fundraising
An interview with Heather Miller, Community Fundraiser with Marie Curie, about her experience of venturing into the world of "cashless giving"
Halifax Foundation NI have developed a new strategy for 2020–2023, ‘A Vision for the Future’. An interview with Brenda McMullan, Executive Director, looks at what this means for the vital work of NI charities.
Nick Perks, former Trust Secretary at the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, explains a new review site that has been launched for fundraisers, and encourages Northern Ireland charities to get involved.
2nd October saw over 60 people take part in a NICVA event aimed at increasing knowledge, skills and confidence in generating income from sources other than grants.
NI donors have already embraced "cashless giving" in most areas of their lives. To keep pace, charities need to offer supporters ways to donate much needed funds to them other than by cash. This article provides some initial ideas.
Going, going gone! The advent of the “cashless society” worldwide and how UK-wide and NI-based charities are adapting
Until recently, the concept of a “cashless society” featured in science fiction novels, not reality. However, the "dash from cash" is now taking root in societies across the world.
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Developing Your Fundraising Strategy Training: Brilliant session!! Loved it, learned loads, really helpful. Wish all workshops were this good and informative.
Grant Tracker is easy to understand and use with intuitive design features.
I have used Grant Tracker for a number of years and find it to be a very user friendly system. Relevant sources of information are easily accessed.The recent improvements are great, making life simpler to receive automatic updates and reminders.
I find GrantTracker to be an excellent tool for our Charity. It allows me to filter down my search for the area of funding that I need, whilst the star rating system saves me so much time on research. There's a great selection of Trusts to research.
The Applying to Grant-makers training was excellent, informative and insightful and will certainly help me make the application process more efficient.
GrantTracker is a vital tool for our fundraising efforts. The clear and concise way funding is presented allows our organisation to accurately and effectively target funding.