We aim to provide the sector with up-to-date information and guidance to help with sustainable financial management.

Annual reporting requirements for registered charities update

17 Feb 2022Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Annual Reporting, Charity RegulationFinance, Annual Reports, Charity Regulation

Annual reporting for all registered charities is reinstated now that the Charities Act (NI) 2022 has received royal assent. 

Online donations financial best practice - resources and recording

7 Feb 2022Sandra Bailie Fundraisingcashless giving, digital fundraising, Webinar Recordings, webinars, Finance

As part of the #DigitalFundraising series, Tony Clarke delivered a session on financial best practice with online donations. This resource summarises the key points and includes the recording of the webinar.

Trustee training series, 2022

7 Jan 2022Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice Training and Skills DevelopmentGovernance, Charity Annual Reporting, risk assessment, Finance

This series of online training is designed specifically for charity trustees and those staff whose work contributes to the good governance of the organisation. 

Working from home tax relief: Tax year 2021-2022

22 Apr 2021Eamonn McKee Employment and HR (COVID19)Finance, Covid-19

If you’re working from home, even if it’s not full-time, you can now make a tax relief claim of up to £125 for the new 2021-22 tax year.

Reserves policy guidance

19 Jan 2021Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)Governance Advice Notes, Finance

A reserves policy helps trustees to justify holding appropriate levels of financial reserves to protect against future uncertainties. It is something which various stakeholders may be interested in viewing from time to time.

Working from home tax relief

5 Nov 2020Eamonn McKee Employment and HR (COVID19)Finance, Covid-19

Employees working from home due to COVID19 are eligible to apply for tax relief up to £125

Charities SORP - Time for Trustees to have their say

30 Oct 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceFinance, Charity Regulation, trustees

Charities which prepare accounts on the accruals basis are legally required to apply the Charities SORP.  This SORP is in the early stages of being redeveloped and charity trustees' views are being sought.

Managing finances and options for sustainability in uncertain times Webinar recording

28 Sep 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Governance (COVID19), COVID19 UpdatesAccelerator Programme, Finance, Merger, Webinar Recordings

NICVA facilitated a webinar on 24 September 2020 on 'Managing finances in uncertain times and the options for sustainability.'  

Risk management guidance to help you move forward

17 Jul 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), COVID19 UpdatesFinance, Governance

Many boards will be faced with making difficult decisions in the near future so it is imperative that they are getting the right information to help achieve the best outcomes for their organisations.  

Financial Planning Webinar - with Rosemary Gallagher

9 Jul 2020Una McKernan Governance and Charity Advice, Governance (COVID19), Training and Skills DevelopmentFinance, Webinar Recordings

NICVA facilitated a webinar on 3 July 2020 on Finanical Planning.    Thanks to Rosemary Peters Gallagher OBE (Moore NI LLP) for delivering the session