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 Jocelyn 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

Organisations encouraged to plan bids to the second round of the UK Government Levelling Up Fund

The UK Government has announced the second round of the Levelling Up Fund and has published a refreshed prospectus, inviting bids from all eligible organisations from Northern Ireland and across the UK

Mid Ulster District Council Grants programme opening with key changes

Information sessions are being held across Mid Ulster over the coming weeks for groups hoping to secure funding from the council’s 2023/24 Grant Aid Programme.

UK-wide funding confirmed to 2025 for the multi-sport grassroots facilities programme. Expression of Interests now invited

The Government has confirmed the allocation of a £230 million uplift to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for investment in football facilities across the UK. The Irish Football Association invite EOIs for 2023/25

Guest Blog: The National Lottery Community Fund - remember to consider your environmental impact when applying for funding

Mark Creaney, from The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), talks about how the largest community funder across the UK is supporting communities who are seeking to minimise their impact on the environment.

Guest Blog: Fundraising Regulator builds on its presence in Northern Ireland

The Fundraising Regulator gives an overview of their work in 2022 including its commitment to strengthening its presence in Northern Ireland.

Supporting our sector through the cost-of-living crisis

In the midst of the cost-of-living crisis our communities need our sector more than ever before. However, voluntary and community organisations are facing unprecedented challenges. This article outlines the support that NICVA provides.

FREE Fundraising Events – Autumn 2022

Join our FREE fundraising events this autumn!

BBC Children in Need's publish new Grantmaking Strategy 2022-25 ahead of new funding streams launching in autumn 2022

BBC Children in Need has made significant changes to how it will deliver funding in future.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award/Joint Award Initiative's funding for Voluntary & Community Sector in Northern Ireland

Jim Peacock tells us about their new Access Without Limits Fund which aims to ensure that the Award is available to all young people. 

Guest Blog: UnLtd - Finding social entrepreneurs with bold solutions to today’s challenges

Nuala Smyth, Social Entrepreneur Support Manager in Northern Ireland gives an overview of the work they do and how you can get involved ahead of their event in September 2022. 

Guest Blog: Claire Smyth from Will to Give asks "Are you ready for legacy fundraising?"

You've heard it a million times, but we're going to say it again, 'A lot has changed since the pandemic.'

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Fundraising Advice Officer

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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