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.

Aviva Community Fund

3 Jun 2016Sandra Bailie FundraisingFunding, Fundraising

NICVA is extremely happy to be partnering with Aviva to help promote the Aviva Community Fund.

Developing a fundraising strategy

19 Apr 2016Sandra Bailie FundraisingFundraising, strategy, Funding, grants, planning, management

Successful fundraising starts with a fundraising strategy which should identify what resources will be required in order to reach a fundraising goal. A fundraising strategy isn't just about raising money, it helps you to meet your other charitable aims.

Voluntary and community sector government funding at cliffs edge.

23 Feb 2016Lisa McElherron Funding, CutsWatchNI

Once again delays in government agreeing its budget has left parts of the voluntary and community sector on unsure financial ground.  

BIG Lottery Funding could be slashed by Government in Comprehensive Spending Review

21 Nov 2015Funding, CutsWatchNI

There are strong indications that John Whittingdale MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sports has proposed slashing BIG Lottery funding by as much as 40%.  

Could/Should you apply for EU funding?

16 Nov 2015Deirdre Murphy FundraisingFunding

Access Europe recommends a 7-step process that each organisation should follow to decide whether to apply to a specific EU fund.

Fundraising Alternatives Part 6: A Focus on EU Funding

16 Nov 2015Deirdre Murphy FundraisingFunding

The sixth in a series of articles looking at different ways to raise funds. This month Deirdre Murphy, Fundraising Advice Officer at NICVA takes a look at the potential of EU Funding.

Men’s Action Network finds funding using GrantTracker

26 Oct 2015Deirdre Murphy FundraisingFunding, Fundraising

Men’s Action Network, the local charity supporting and promoting the Health and Well-being of men in the North West of Ireland has sourced funding to support their work, using the valuable online funding resource

CAUSE finds funding using GrantTracker

19 Oct 2015Deirdre Murphy FundraisingFunding, Fundraising

CAUSE, a unique peer-led regional charity offering services to families, partners and friends across Northern Ireland caring for a loved one who has experienced serious mental illness has sourced funding, using

Co-design for the new DHSS&PS Innovation Fund gets underway

15 Oct 2015Lisa McElherron Policy & Public AffairsFunding

DHSSPS is introducing a new Innovation Fund for voluntary and community organisations from 2016/17.

State of the Sector Survey Goes Live

14 Oct 2015Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Charitable giving, Employment, Funding, Fundraising, Sector Issues

NICVA has launched its 7th State of the Sector survey. The survey has been circulated to nearly 4,500 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and we need to hear from you.