NICVA is the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland with a membership of 1,000 members. NICVA works with and for its members and the wider voluntary and community sector mainly across Northern Ireland but also in the Republic of Ireland (border counties in particular). NICVA supports, represents and promotes
its membership and the voluntary and community sector. NICVA is committed to equality, social justice, embracing diversity and opposing discrimination. Much of our focus is on providing support to other organisations to help them achieve their own goals or priorities. We provide support through the provision of an integrated package of information, training and advice including on governance, charity law reform, fundraising, finance, human resources, advocacy and management development. NICVA represents the interests of the sector across all government departments and with all stakeholders making sure the health and well-being of the sector are looked after. In addition NICVA runs a conference facility and a reference library for the use of voluntary and community organisations....
What your organisation does
Governance practical support: draft, review and redraft governing documents and help organisations with charitable status applications. Provide advice and guidance on a wide range of governance issues and also bespoke governance training on the same. Keep the sector up to date with the lastest in charity law reform. Provide secretariat to the
Developing Governance Group which has developing the Code of Good governance and associated resources. Fundraising advice helps organisations improve their knowledge and capacity of fundraising by identifying potential funders and helps them with training in completing forms. It also maintains specialist websites www.grant-tracker.org and www.fundraisingni.org, and facilitates the NI Trust Group and was instrumental in setting up the Will to Give campaign. Research: research and disseminate information through an ever changing variety of vehicles from websites to more traditional publications. It also undertakes various pieces of research in the sector and produce State of the Sector. Policy: strengthening the policy development capacity of organisations by creating and facilitating a number of policy fora for people to exchange ideas and take part in peer learning. Representation to government on various issues affecting the sector and civil society. Human Resources advice: In addition to offering advice and guidance to organisations on a oneto-one basis, NICVA also ensures that the sector is kept up to date with any changing legislation or employment law. Training, faciliation and mentoring on a wide range of topics from working collaboratively to First line Management training. NICVA has also established a trading subsidiary to provide back office and ancillary services to enable voluntary and community organisations and small and medium enterprises to operate more efficiently and effectively. The profits will then be gift aided to NICVA to help continue its charitable work....
The charity’s classifications
- The advancement of education
- The advancement of citizenship or community development
Who the charity helps
- Adult training
- General public
- Voluntary and community sector
How the charity works
- Community development
- General charitable purposes