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.

Social economy key to economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities

24 Sep 2015Una McKernan Fundraising, CommunicationsFunding, Social Enterprise

Developing economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities through social economy enterprises is at the heart of an innovative plan the Housing Executive launched today.

Every Lidl helps: helping charities can be super marketing for businesses

2 Sep 2015Ryan Miller Sector Issues, Funding

Following the announcement of a new Lidl scheme to fund community groups across Northern Ireland, Scope asks whether partnerships between the voluntary and private sectors are a world of untapped potential.

DHSSPS Health and Social Care Revenue Grant Scheme

21 Aug 2015Seamus McAleavey Funding

An update on the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) revenue grant scheme.

GrantTracker users find funding success

13 Aug 2015Sandra Bailie FundraisingFunding, Fundraising

In June NICVA surveyed all GrantTracker subscribers to ask them what they thought of GrantTracker, what funding they had sourced through GrantTracker, the impact of GrantTracker and any suggestions they had for improvements.

Crisis Fund: can a little go a very long way?

31 Jul 2015Ryan Miller Health, Mental Health, Sector Issues, Community Relations, Funding

Earlier this year OFMdFM released a small amount of funds to help vulnerable ethnic-minority migrants in crisis. Scope speaks with fund administrators the Red Cross about its success.

Community and Voluntary Sector: Funding Cuts Debate

20 May 2015Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Policy, Funding

On Monday 18th May, UUP MLAs Robin Swann, Roy Beggs and Sandra Overend tabled a motion calling for the Assembly to recognise the important work of the voluntary and community sector and the impact of the cuts.

Fundraising Alternatives Part 3: A focus on Online Fundraising

20 May 2015Deirdre Murphy FundraisingFundraising, Funding

The third in a series of articles looking at different ways to fundraise. This month Deirdre Murphy, Fundraising Advice Officer at NICVA looks at Online Fundraising as an opportunity to raise funds.

CutsWatchNI: Last chance to take part in cuts survey

18 May 2015Lisa McElherron Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Funding

Help us gather information for the Junior Ministers on how the cuts are affecting your voluntary and community organisation.

Assembly to debate cuts to voluntary and community sector

5 May 2015Lisa McElherron Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Funding

On the 18th May the NI Assembly will debate the recent cuts to the voluntary and community sector. We are encouraging all voluntary and community organisations to contact MLAs and ask them to support this important motion.

Preserving heritage and understanding the past

28 Apr 2015Nick Garbutt Funding, Environment

Scope meets Paul Mullan, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland.