Insight and latest updates from our team

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.

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.

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