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#CutsWatchNI: the results are coming in

1 Apr 2015Bob Harper Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Funding

An updated summary of the responses to our #CutsWatchNI survey.

Great GrantTracker Offer: 13 months for the price of 12

30 Mar 2015Deirdre Murphy FundraisingFunding, Fundraising

Now more than ever charities and voluntary groups are having to look for new sources of funding.  GrantTracker can help you do this.

Fundraising Alternatives Part 2: A focus on Direct Marketing

23 Mar 2015Deirdre Murphy FundraisingFunding, Fundraising

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

BIG new youth fund has fresh focus

19 Mar 2015Ryan Miller Funding, Sector Issues

Collaboration with youth at every stage is a new requirement for any groups looking to access some of the Big Lottery's new £50m pot aimed at Empowering Young People.

CutsWatchNI: report your cuts

12 Mar 2015Bob Harper Policy & Public AffairsFunding, CutsWatchNI

CutsWatchNI maps the impact of public sector spending cuts on voluntary and community groups in Northern Ireland. It is designed to highlight the impact of cuts on both organisations and communities.

Is Lottery funding being undermined?

19 Feb 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues, Funding

Across the Irish Sea moves are afoot that could threaten the National Lottery and the charities in Northern Ireland that depend on its funding, Scope investigates

Voluntary and community sector representatives brief Employment and Learning Committee on changes to the European Social Fund

10 Dec 2014Seamus McAleavey Policy & Public Affairs, Budget 2015-2016Budget, Funding

Representatives from the voluntary and community sector today met with the Assembly Committee for Employment and Learning in an informal session to address issues with the European Social Fund and the DEL Draft Budget proposals.

DEL Minister confirms voluntary and community organisations’ worst fears as he plans unfair, disproportionate cuts to the sector

3 Dec 2014Seamus McAleavey Budget 2015-2016Budget, Funding

DEL Minister Stephen Farry spoke to the Employment and Learning Committee on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 about his need to cut over 10% from his department’s budget next year. 

Where the Big Lottery millions will go

25 Nov 2014Nick Garbutt FundraisingFunding, Sector Issues

Early next year the Big Lottery Fund will unveil its spending priorities for the next six years with more than £100 million at stake, Scope caught up with Northern Ireland director Joanne McDowell to read the runes.

Big Lottery makes major new appointments

6 Nov 2014Nick Garbutt FundraisingFunding

The Big Lottery Fund has appointed three new Northern Ireland committee members to make decisions on how National Lottery funding is invested.