We provide access to regular, reliable and up-to-date funding information to help the sector, from resources to help your funding applications succeed, to GrantTracker our dedicated funding toolkit; a valuable resource for charities and communities.

Charities urged to apply for emergency funding

29 Jul 2020Shauna O'Neill COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID-19 Charities Fund, Funding

Seamus McAleavey, NICVA Chief Executive welcomes the Communities Minister's announcement today on the reopening of the COVID-19 Charities Fund and the further opportunity for organisations to access help.

£15.5m fund to support charity sector during COVID-19 crisis to open on Monday

9 Jun 2020Shauna O'Neill COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID-19 Charities Fund, Funding

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.     

Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Programme

2 Apr 2020Sandra Bailie Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)Funding, Fundraising, grants

The Clothworkers' Foundation is designating £300,000 to provide small and medium charities responding to the COVID 19 outbreak with capital grants of up to £5,000 each.

Fundraising advice and resources COVID-19

27 Mar 2020Sandra Bailie Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)Funding, Fundraising

A list of useful guidance, resources and links to websites to help you during this difficult time

Statements from key trusts & foundations on their COVID-19 responses

27 Mar 2020Sandra Bailie Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)funders, Funding, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Many funders have demonstrated flexibility during this time. Some with extra funding, others with allowing grant variations.  Below are links to statements by individual funders on how they are tackling COVID-19.

NICVA hosts Consultation Event on the new EU PEACE PLUS Programme for 2021-2027

20 Feb 2020Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsFunding

Representatives from across the VCSE Sector have their say on the development of the new PEACE PLUS Programme 2021-2027  

Big Lottery Fund announce new NI Director

8 Jan 2019Shauna O'Neill Communications, FundraisingFunding

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.

"GrantNet" Funding Conference Update

22 Sep 2017Lynn Kennedy FundraisingFunding

September 14th 2017 saw over 80 participants from over 70 VCSE organisations attend NICVA & RCN’s “GrantNet” Funding Conference to get a key funding skill under their belts, i.e. – making successful grant applications.

Funding Watch Survey shows budget uncertainty already hitting sector

13 Mar 2017Research, Policy & Public AffairsFunding

Last month we launched a ‘Funding Watch’ survey to assess how the current political uncertainty and lack of a budget for 17/18 was affecting organisations in the sector.