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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

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

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.  


Maghaberry – pulling together through Covid 19

By NICVA 16 Jul 2020 COVID 19 Action with Local Councils

Tracey Crothers, Manager of the Maghaberry Community Centre, talked to NICVA’s Helen McLaughlin about their community’s response to COVID 19 and why a local resident sings them songs over the phone to say thank-you!


Charity street collections can resume

By NICVA 9 Jul 2020 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), Fundraising Regulation

The PSNI has announced that street collections can recommence if collectors use a suitable object to adhere to the one metre social distancing rule. 


Financial Planning Webinar - with Rosemary Gallagher

By NICVA 9 Jul 2020 Governance and Charity Advice, Governance (COVID19), Training and Skills Development

NICVA facilitated a webinar on 3 July 2020 on Finanical Planning.    Thanks to Rosemary Peters Gallagher OBE (Moore NI LLP) for delivering the session


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