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].
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.
Thanks to generous funding from Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, and the work of various key partners, NICVA was able to deliver a series of 9 full day, bespoke 1-1 fundraising advice clinics across Northern Ireland.
This Sunday, two relay teams from NICVA (and friends) will be pounding the streets of Belfast in an effort to raise funds for Sunshine Foundation Romania.
From 6 April there will be an increase in the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme and 1 April sees the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) reporting requirements.
JustGiving, the online giving platform, is removing fees from all fundraising campaigns and charitable donations in the UK from today (26 March 2019).
After eight years of supporting charities, BT has announced that it will close its online fundraising platform, MyDonate, on 30 June 2019.
The Big Lottery Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Beggs as the new Northern Ireland Director to lead on awarding National Lottery funding to support people and communities in Northern Ireland to thrive.
As one of our series of guest blogs we asked Eimear McCooey, chair of Will to Give, to tell us about raising funds through legacies and promoting leaving a charitable gift in your will.
Thanks to the generosity of Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, NICVA’s free fundraising advice clinics are going “on the road”.
This guest blog by Stephen Service, Policy Manager, Fundraising Regulator explains just why the Code of Fundraising Practice is being reviewed and how you can help to make it easier to use.
Throughout July and August NICVA Members can get a year's access to GrantTracker for just £90.
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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.