Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the COVID-19 pandemic
Latest COVID-19 Articles and Information
COVID-19 has meant that many older and vulnerable people and carers are now more socially isolated than ever. A dedicated cohort of volunteers in Newry Mourne and Down are breaking the silence, and talking to those who have no-one to talk to.
I was delighted to catch a few minutes with Barry Monteith to have a chat about the amazing efforts of people in the Dungannon area who are rallying around supporting and encouraging their friends and neighbours.
New and existing volunteers, local and national businesses have been supporting community groups have been supporting community groups to get the essentials during lockdown.
Read the latest update from our Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey, on the issues relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
The Charity Commission has published guidance for charity trustees of smaller charities experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency.
NICVA has been gathering and seeking answers to the questions you have been posing to Government in the current Covid-19 emergency. Read the latest answers here.
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was one of the first support measures announced by the Government and the HMRC online claims portal is now live.
By NICVA 22 May 2020 Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council (COVID19 Response)
Monkstown Boxing Club is no ordinary boxing club. It had been using sport to deliver innovative programmes to young people in the area before Covid-19 struck.
Read the latest update from our Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey, on the issues facing voluntary and community organisations.
The much anticipated £15.5M Covid-19 government funding package has received Executive approval and will launch shortly
COVID has brought many challenges for the community development sector across NI. For Foyle Women's Information Network their work to keep women across the North West connected continues.
Due to the current disruptions resulting from the impact of COVID19 on our workplaces and working practices, the Equality Commission is asking that employers submit the annual monitoring return when it is practicable to do so.
EASILINK Community Transport: "We care about people and connecting them to the services that they need"
When lockdown began back in mid-March, Easilink Community Transport realised very quickly that even though they couldn’t take their clients to the services they needed – they could take some services to them.
The wellbeing of staff and volunteers is something that needs our attention more than ever, during this time of uncertainty and challenge. We want to promote and support the wellbeing of our staff and volunteers and here are some links to help you.
While most of us are barely surviving the lockdown, members of CAN are positively thriving, thanks to the predictable rhythm of life and CAN TV that packs a punch in terms of positive programming.
We've been offering a month's free GrantTracker to everyone who needs it during these difficult times (i.e. all of us!) This article explains how both ongoing and new subscribers can wring the most value out of GrantTracker.
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Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information