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Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Updates

    Regular and relevant updates for voluntary and community organisations on key developments in the fight against the COVID19 pandemic

  • Funding and Fundraising

    Assess and mitigate the damage and impact the COVID19 pandemic on funding and fundraising in the voluntary and community sector.

  • Employment/HR

    Distilled and relevant guidance for voluntary and community organisations managing the impact of the COVID19 pandemic

  • Governance

    Guidance for voluntary and community sector organisations to maintain good governance in the midst of the global COVID19 pandemic

Latest COVID-19 Articles and Information

Guidance on the coronavirus restrictions and public health advice in NI

By NICVA 12 Aug 2020 COVID19 Updates, Running your Organisation (COVID19)

This guidance produced by the Department of Health, sets out in one document what the coronavirus restrictions mean for individuals, for businesses and for other bodies including faith-based organisations.


Help ‘StopCOVID’ in its tracks

By NICVA 12 Aug 2020 COVID19 Updates, Communications

Since going live the ‘StopCOVID NI’ app has had over 240,000 downloads and NICVA is now urging those who already have the app to share it with family and friends.


New UU Economic Paper suggests Post-Covid recovery may take 10-13 years and hit jobs harder than last recession

By NICVA 6 Aug 2020 COVID 19, Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19), Policy & Public Affairs

The UU Economic Policy Centre’s latest paper on the impact of Covid-19 on the NI Economy highlights the particular long-term impacts it could have on jobs 


Resurgam Trust: Collaborating and Caring

By NICVA 3 Aug 2020 COVID19 Updates, COVID 19 Action with Local Councils, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council (COVID 19 Response)

Resurgam Trust is a community owned and run community development trust which identifies and supports the needs of the local community through social enterprise, community projects and other initiatives.


StopCOVID NI mobile app launched

By NICVA 31 Jul 2020 COVID19 Updates, Data and Technology (COVID19), Communications

Northern Ireland’s Health service has launched this mobile phone App to help ‘contact tracing’ of people potentially infected by the virus. It is a major aid in the battle to control the spread and stop a return to lockdown.


Charities urged to apply for emergency funding

By NICVA 29 Jul 2020 COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Seamus McAleavey, NICVA Chief Executive welcomes the Communities Minister's announcement today on the reopening of the COVID-19 Charities Fund and the further opportunity for organisations to access help.


Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises 29 July (FULL WAITING LIST ONLY)

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19), Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


HR mentoring support for small charities – CIPD offer to NICVA members

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

Navigating through the workplace and people challenges caused by Covid-19 can be difficult.  This is particularly the case for small charities – many of whom have either a limited or no HR function.  


Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises 19 August (with RCN)

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19), Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises 4 September

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19), Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises 2 September

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19), Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises 28 August

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19), Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises 25 August

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19), Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises 21 August (FULLY BOOKED - WAITING LIST ONLY)

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19), Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises 18 August (FULL WAITING LIST ONLY)

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19), Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


Practical Considerations for Returning to Premises

By NICVA 23 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19), Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

As many voluntary and community organisations begin to make important preparations for reopening offices and community facilities, NICVA have arranged a series of seminars to help prepare for that return.


6 HR considerations when returning to premises

By NICVA 22 Jul 2020 COVID 19; HR, Employment and HR (COVID19), Running your Organisation (COVID19)

Alex Hastings, NICVA's HR manager, gives us a few things to consider in terms of human resources as we return to premises and work. Below are 6 HR take-aways from the Return to Premises webinar on 22 July 2020.


Return to premises: resources & webinar recording

By NICVA 22 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19)

On Wednesday 22 July 2020 NICVA hosted a webinar with speakers from Public Health Agency (PHA), Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Marsh Ltd on return to premises with 289 people attending.


New UU Report Highlights Groups Most Vulnerable to Covid-19 Job Losses

By NICVA 21 Jul 2020 COVID 19, Policy & Public Affairs, Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

New research by the University of Ulster has highlighted that almost a third of NI jobs are still vulnerable as a result of Covid-19, even following the easing of social distancing restrictions 


Risk management guidance to help you move forward

By NICVA 17 Jul 2020 Governance (COVID19), C19

Many boards will be faced with making difficult decisions in the near future so it is imperative that they are getting the right information to help achieve the best outcomes for their organisations.  


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