This charity was removed from the register on 10 Feb 2020
Public benefit: Purpose 1: to develop the capacity and skills of the members of the Independent Volunteer Centres in Northern Ireland in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include: better informed sector; improved
quality standards; strengthen the independence of the sector; enhanced profile of the sector; increased opportunity for partnership funding applications – e.g. volunteering small grants from DSD. These benefits will be evidenced by funder endorsement of the AIVC; continuation by DSD of allocating volunteering small grants to AIVC; record of presentations to social development committee; record of meetings to research and secure quality standards; sustainability of local Volunteer Centres and a presence on the ground; maintenance of website to enhance profile of sector; applicants to small grants programme recognise the work of local centres and the additional services that are available; word of mouth appreciation from local groups. We do not anticipate any harm leading from the purposes of our charity. The charity’s beneficiaries are people across Northern Ireland. The only private benefit flowing from this purpose is that a group on which a trustee sits may receive grant aid for their volunteering work. A trustee may also gain skills and knowledge through our education programme. Through this trustees gain skills which are transferable to other settings. These benefits are incidental and necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries....
What your organisation does
AIVC will be concerned with the promotion, support and development of volunteering that is person centred and with a community development ethos. This will be achieved through the maintenance and development of a network of like minded organisations. Representatives from the independent volunteer centres will meet regularly to discuss common
issues and share information and provide mutual support. AIVC will lobby policy makers and funders for support for volunteering that is inclusive and accessible to all. AIVC will also look to form allegiances that are supportive of its aims and to work in partnership with others. AIVC will also seek funding for the furtherance of its aims....
The charity’s classifications
- The advancement of citizenship or community development
Who the charity helps
How the charity works
- Community development
- Volunteer development
The Company's objects are:- To develop the capacity and skills of the members of the Independent Volunteer Centres in Northern Ireland in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate fully in society.