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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

5 tips for planning your return to the workplace

By NICVA 22 Sep 2021 Employment and HR (COVID19)

While the NI Executive's recent guidance remains to work from home, it also encouraged employers 'to plan for a return to the workplace'. This article provides guidance on how organisations can prepare for this. 


‘Big Jab Weekend’ will boost vaccination drive

By NICVA 16 Aug 2021 COVID19 Updates

NICVA welcome the announcement of a “Big Jab Weekend” taking place this Saturday and Sunday, to give people even more opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19.


DfE briefing on the High Street £100 Voucher Scheme

By NICVA 13 Aug 2021 Policy & Public Affairs, COVID19 Updates

NICVA recently held a webinar with the Department for the Economy to provide an overview of the High Street £100 Voucher Scheme due to launch on 27th September.


LRA publishes Guide to the Covid-19 Vaccination and the Workplace

By NICVA 9 Jun 2021 COVID19 Updates, Employment and HR (COVID19), HR

This week the LRA (Labour Relations Agency) published its new guide to support employees and employers with managing vaccination issues in the workplace.


Developing our approaches to blended working

By NICVA 27 May 2021 Employment and HR (COVID19), HR, COVID19 Updates

None of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on every area of our lives.


Executive allocates additional Covid funding support

By NICVA 21 May 2021 COVID19 Updates, Policy & Public Affairs

The Executive has agreed almost £220 million of Covid funding to support the social recovery from Covid. The health service, education, the arts, charities and sports organisations are among the beneficiaries.


Working from home tax relief: Tax year 2021-2022

By NICVA 22 Apr 2021 Employment and HR (COVID19)

If you’re working from home, even if it’s not full-time, you can now make a tax relief claim of up to £125 for the new 2021-22 tax year.


Special rules for holding company AGMs online have ended

By NICVA 20 Apr 2021 Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advice

Companies must now follow their Articles of Association in relation to the holding of general meetings.  


Northern Ireland has highest levels of trust in charities, across the UK and Ireland

By NICVA 25 Mar 2021 Research, COVID19 Updates

Public trust and confidence in charities is higher in Northern Ireland than in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, research released by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has revealed.


Giving to charities drops amid Covid pandemic

By NICVA 25 Mar 2021 Research, COVID19 Updates

People in Northern Ireland gave significantly less to charity during the last 12 months compared to the same period in 2019.  That’s according to new research from NICVA into charitable giving in Northern Ireland.


Communities Minister announces release of £7.5 million to support charities

By NICVA 10 Mar 2021 COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced the release of over £7.5 million of awards to support charities facing financial difficulty as a result of the pandemic.


Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

By NICVA 4 Mar 2021 Employment and HR (COVID19), COVID19 Updates

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until the end of September 2021.


NICVA supports Distance Aware campaign

By NICVA 25 Feb 2021 COVID19 Updates

In the fight against Coronavirus, maintaining social distancing is everyone’s responsibility. 


March 2021 Fundraising Clinic (Telephone or Online) **REGISTRATION CLOSED**

By NICVA 9 Feb 2021 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

This free, telephone (or online) clinic will provide an hour of free 1-1 fundraising advice for voluntary sector organisations to help them move their fundraising forward.


Digital Fundraising (CFNI) **REGISTRATION CLOSED**

By NICVA 1 Feb 2021 Training and Skills Development, Fundraising, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

This webinar is for those who want to learn about how to use digital platforms and methods to fundraise more effectively. It is part of the CFNI Accelerator programme and will help you learn more about digital fundraising from professional fundraisers who have a wealth of experience.


Making time for governance

By NICVA 29 Jan 2021 Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Annual Reporting

The past year has been a challenging time for organisations across the sector but technology has enabled many of us to do things differently, whether it be holding our board meetings online or adapting our services to meet public health guidance.


Reserves policy guidance

By NICVA 19 Jan 2021 Governance and Charity Advice, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

A reserves policy helps trustees to justify holding appropriate levels of financial reserves to protect against future uncertainties. It is something which various stakeholders may be interested in viewing from time to time.


Communities Minister reopens Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector Covid Recovery Fund

By NICVA 18 Jan 2021 COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has today announced the opening of a second phase, worth £1m of the Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector (VCSE) Covid Recovery Fund.


Department for Communities Covid-19 support

By NICVA 15 Jan 2021 COVID19 Updates

Information on the support and services available through the Department for Communities to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


VCSE COVID Recovery Fund reopening for applications January 2021

By NICVA 8 Jan 2021 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), COVID19 Updates

The Department for Communities are reopening the Voluntary, Community and Social Economy (VCSE) COVID Recovery Fund for applications on 18 January 2021.


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