Insight and latest updates from our team

New relationships are getting things done in Mid and East Antrim

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Dawn Love

New and existing volunteers, local and national businesses have been supporting community groups to get the essentials during lockdown.

LRA Supporting mental health in the workplace webinar resources

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Sandra Bailie

On 27 May The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) delivered their first online webinar as part of NICVA's webinar series.

Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 28 May 2020

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Seamus McAleavey

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

Guidance for charities experiencing financial difficulties

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission has published guidance for charity trustees of smaller charities experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency.  

Welcome funding from NHS Charities Appeal

By NICVA 28 May 2020 Sandra Bailie

We are delighted to report that Northern Ireland has benefited from the NHS Charities Appeal. 

Your Questions to Government and Latest Answers - Update

By NICVA 28 May 2020 Geoff Nuttall

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.

Do you employ overseas staff? The UK Migration Advisory Council is seeking your views on new work visa rules for NI

By NICVA 27 May 2020 Geoff Nuttall

The UK Migration Advisory Council is seeking employers' views on the new 'Shortage Occupation List' of skills shortage areas which will be used to help determine which overseas citizens are granted visas to work in Northern Ireland.

Me, You and Them

By NICVA 26 May 2020 Roisin Kelly

Glena McDowell-Khan took some time out of a hectic schedule to chat about the work of Me, You and Them - a Dungannon based charity which began in January 2020. 

Pivoting NICVA training

By NICVA 26 May 2020 Sandra Bailie

At this time of crisis the rate of change has been phenomenal. Changing what we do and how we do it. Learning new things.

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme portal now available

By NICVA 26 May 2020 Alex Hastings

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.

The Community response to Covid-19 in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Area

By NICVA 26 May 2020 Michele Crilly

This short article reflects upon the  Community response to Covid-19 in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Area.

From boxing club to soup kitchen

By NICVA 22 May 2020 Denise Copeland

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. 

Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 20 May 2020

By NICVA 21 May 2020 Seamus McAleavey

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

NI £15.5M Covid-19 Charities Fund To Launch Shortly

By NICVA 20 May 2020 Geoff Nuttall

The much anticipated £15.5M Covid-19 government funding package has received Executive approval and will launch shortly 

Keeping Women in the North West Connected During COVID-19

By NICVA 20 May 2020 Kathy Maguire

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. 

Equality Commission allows flexibility for annual monitoring returns

By NICVA 19 May 2020 Alex Hastings

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. 

COVID-19 and Young People

By NICVA 18 May 2020 Kathy Maguire

Our latest 'Insight and Impact' feature, explores the impact of COVID-19 on young people and the resilience and positivity with which they and youth organisations are responding.

EASILINK Community Transport: "We care about people and connecting them to the services that they need"

By NICVA 18 May 2020 Susan Glass

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.  

Wellbeing of staff and volunteers

By NICVA 18 May 2020 Sandra Bailie

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.

COVID-19- the Impact on Children and Families

By NICVA 15 May 2020 Kathy Maguire

Our latest 'Insight and Impact' feature , exploring the impact of COVID-19 on children , young people and families in Northern Ireland.

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