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

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.

Dormant Accounts Fund NI now open

The Dormant Accounts Fund NI is now open. This programme will support the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases long term capacity and sustainability.

Finance Minister launches £20.5 million Dormant Accounts Fund

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy today launched the £20.5 million Dormant Accounts Fund which will provide vital funding to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors.

Preparing to Tender - webinar recording and resources

On 3 December Úna McKernan from NICVA delivered a webinar on Preparing to Tender as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities (DfC). 

Developing corporate partnerships - recording and resources

On 11 November we hosted a webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by Department for Communities on Developing Corporate Partnerships. This was delivered by Hilary Hanberry from Business in the Community with guest speakers.

Success in funding applications(CFNI) webinar resources

On 14 October Lynn Kennedy from NICVA delivered a webinar on Success in Funding Applications as part of the CFNI Accelerator programme funded by Department for Communities (DfC). 

Fundraising in this new context: webinar recording and resources

On 30 September NICVA facilitated a 'Fundraising in this new context' webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by the Department for Communities.

£100,000 grants scheme for community led road safety initiatives launches

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has launched the 2020/21 Road Safety Grant Scheme which offers individuals and community groups an opportunity to apply for funding of up to £10,000 to develop and deliver local road safety initiatives.

The Accelerator Programme with CFNI and NICVA

Between September 2020 and May 2021, NICVA worked with The Community Foundation for NI and Department for Communities to deliver the Accelerator Programme. 

Events

Getting the most out of GrantTracker
8 Sep 2021 -
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Individual Giving
16 Sep 2021 -
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Successful funding applications
12 Oct 2021 -
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Preparing to Tender
18 Oct 2021 -
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Jocelyn Horton

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