Fundraising

NICVA's fundraising advice service 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 Sandra by emailing [email protected].

For all the latest information on fundraising follow us on Twitter @nicva_FRadvice and on Facebook Fundraising Advice NICVA.

GrantTracker

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].

Training

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

Individual Giving Infograph 2014

Individual Giving in Northern Ireland 2014

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.

Updates

Stewardship and Tax Effective fundraising webinar recording

On 26 May Deborah McWhirter delivered a webinar on Stewardship and Tax Effective Fundraising as part of our CFNI Accelerator programme funded by The Department for Communities. 

NICVA Hosts Information Session on Delivery of the UK Community Renewal Fund in NI

On the 17th May NICVA hosted an information session for voluntary and community sector organisations on the recently launched UK Community Renewal Fund and how delivery of the fund shall operate in Northern Ireland.

Launch of third call for applications to the NI European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2014-2020

The Department for the Economy is launching a new Call for funding for an initial 12 month period from April 2022. This will be the 3rd and final call for funding under the programme.

Dormant Accounts webinar resources and recording

On 13 May over 100 people attended our Dormant Accounts webinar with The National Lottery Community Fund to find out more about The Dormant Account fund.

Big Gift Fundraising Recording

Paul Artherton delivered a session on Big Gift Fundraising as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme on 12 May. The recording of the session, some key learning points and resources are included in this article.

Minister Hargey provides more opportunities for local voluntary groups and clubs to raise vital funds

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey is changing legislation to enable local voluntary groups and clubs to raise vital funds by selling tickets online.

COVID-19 GrantTracker Offer for NICVA Members - Just £90 for a 12 Month Subscription

With light at the end of the social distancing tunnel coming, we want to thank our members for supporting us and also for their incredibly hard work for their local communities over the last, extremely challenging, year.  

First Dormant Accounts Fund NI grants awarded

A faith-based charity, an Irish language and cultural organisation and a theatre company are the first organisations to be awarded grants from The Dormant Accounts Fund NI.  

Reflections on the Fundraising Regulator’s Annual event and future opportunities for collaboration

Joanne McDowell, Northern Ireland Manager at the Fundraising Regulator reflects on the Fundraising Regulator’s recent Annual Event and collaborative work in Northern Ireland to promote, adapt and continue to build best practice in fundraising.

Digital Fundraising CFNI recording

This webinar on Digital Fundraising was part of the CFNI Accelerator programme and delivered by professional fundraisers: Nadine Campbell, Matthew Allen and Rosie Forsythe.

Events

Individual Giving
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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.

Rosemary Clyde, Riding for the Disabled Coleraine

Grant Tracker is easy to understand and use with intuitive design features.

Kevin McKeaveney, Bryansford Village Committee

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.

Wendy Elliott, National Trust

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.

Deborah Dagan, NI Chest Heart & Stroke

The Applying to Grant-makers training was excellent, informative and insightful and will certainly help me make the application process more efficient.

James Green, St Columb's College

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.

Fiona Hendren, Headway Belfast