Insight and latest updates from our team

Returning to work

By NICVA 15 Jun 2020 Sandra Bailie

Organisations returning to work or returning staff to the workplace will face a very different environment. This article which includes infection control and wellbeing, is one in series of articles outlining issues to consider.

The impact of COVID-19 on carers in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 12 Jun 2020 Shauna O'Neill

A statement by the Coalition of Carers Organisations NI.

Finance Minister Hears Sector Views on New Peace Plus Programme

By NICVA 11 Jun 2020 Geoff Nuttall

Yesterday, NICVA and a number of sector representatives met with Finance Minister Conor Murphy by Zoom to reflect on the new Peace Plus Funding Programme and the lessons from previous EU PEACE & Interreg Programmes.

Stroke Association launch Online Survey to Understand the Impact of COVID-19

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020 Kathy Maguire

The Stroke Association want to hear from stroke survivors and their loved ones about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives and their recoveries.

Planning for Flexible Furlough

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020 Alex Hastings

With detailed guidance from the Government expected on Friday 12 June about the 'flexible furlough scheme ' from July, the CIPD have produced a helpful checklist for planning for the changes as they come in. 

£15.5m fund to support charity sector during COVID-19 crisis to open on Monday

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020 Shauna O'Neill

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.     

NICVA welcomes Charity Fund announcement by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020

Seamus McAleavey, Chief Executive of NICVA welcomed the DfC Minister’s announcement today on the £15.5m Charity Fund support package.

Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 9 June 2020

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020 Seamus McAleavey

NICVA Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey gives an update on the COVID-19 Charity Fund and the work of the PHA on Testing and contact tracing.

NI Minister for Health launches New ID Card for Carers

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020 Kathy Maguire

NI Launch of new ID Card for Carers 

NICVA Calls for Brexit Extension as Lifeline for Hard Pressed Voluntary and Community Organisations

By NICVA 5 Jun 2020 Geoff Nuttall

With only seven months of the Brexit transition period left and much for voluntary and community organisations to prepare for whilst still dealing with Covid-19, NICVA says an extension to the transition period is vital

I am proud of you

By NICVA 5 Jun 2020 Roisin Kelly

Joe Coney, Chairperson of the Mid-Ulster Association of Counselling and Psycotherapy (MACP) tells us about the ongoing and changing work the counsellors have embraced over the last few months to help vulnerable people in the area.

Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 4 June 2020

By NICVA 4 Jun 2020 Seamus McAleavey

Read the latest update from our Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey, on the issues relevant to voluntary and community organisations.

Effective online trustee meetings webinar recording

By NICVA 3 Jun 2020 Denise Copeland

If you missed our webinar on 'Effective trustee meetings online'  you can watch it now via the link below.

Survey of those shielding or supporting those shielding

By NICVA 3 Jun 2020 Seamus McAleavey

How is shielding affecting people and those supporting them? The Patient Client Council wants to find out.

We rise by Lifting Others

By NICVA 2 Jun 2020 Roisin Kelly

Today's chat with Maura Brooks from Derrytresk Community and Chair of the Youth and Community Group highlights some of the important voluntary work going on in the Community supporting people's mental and physical well-being.

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from June onwards

By NICVA 1 Jun 2020 Alex Hastings

On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which contained some key dates relating to furloughing workers as outlined below. 

Volunteers' Week 2020

By NICVA 1 Jun 2020 Sandra Bailie

Volunteers’ Week UK 1 – 7 June recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.  

Keeping the lines of communication open during COVID-19

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Donna Semple

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.

South West Age Partnership (SWAP): Keeping older people active and connected during lockdown

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Susan Glass

South West Age Partnership (SWAP) talk to NICVA about keeping older people active and connected during lockdown

In it together

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Roisin Kelly

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.

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