Insight and latest updates from our team

How Covid-19 is affecting you – NICVA weekly survey

By NICVA 27 Apr 2020 Geoff Nuttall

To keep up to date with how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting community and voluntary organisations, NICVA is issuing a weekly survey for four weeks to the heads of our member organisations.  

Emergencies Leadership Group Update following Thursday 23 April meeting

By NICVA 27 Apr 2020 Seamus McAleavey

The ELG met again last week to drive progress and continue their focus on making inroads where it matters most .

Webinars for May 2020

By NICVA 27 Apr 2020 Sandra Bailie

In April we ran 8 webinars based on our members' needs during COVID 19. The demand was extremely high and we had over 180 people participate. The feedback has been excellent and we have some more webinars planned for you for May. 

Twenty-one million is not enough: my advice to other charity CEOs

By NICVA 27 Apr 2020 Amanda Brobyn

Andrew McCracken, CEO of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, offers his opinion on the £21 million charity crisis funds and explains what he would do if the decision was his to make.

New & Updated COVID-19 Grant Schemes from local Councils

By NICVA 24 Apr 2020 Lynn Kennedy

This continually updated article details what funds are available for local organisations tackling the impact of COVID-19 on residents within each NI Council area

Your Questions to Government and Latest Answers

By NICVA 24 Apr 2020 Geoff Nuttall

Please go to updated version here -

COVID 19 - Protection and Prevention measures - Red Cross

By NICVA 24 Apr 2020 Sandra Bailie

On 9 April The Red Cross delivered a webinar on Protection and prevention measures which gave an overview of COVID 19 and advice on protecting against and preventing spread of infection.

DfC COVID-19 Community Response Plan

By NICVA 22 Apr 2020

The Department for Communities has produced a COVID-19 Community Response Plan which summarises the range of actions being taken forward by the Department and its partners to enable the community response on the ground to COVID-19.  

Chancellor’s announcement of £750m to support Charities: What’s happening in Northern Ireland?

By NICVA 21 Apr 2020 Seamus McAleavey

Northern Ireland is to receive £22 million from the Chancellor's £750 million Covid-19 charity crisis package. Urgent talks are in progress.

Launch of National Cyber Security Centre's 'Cyber Aware' campaign

By NICVA 21 Apr 2020 Amanda Brobyn

In response to a recent increase in cyber threats and scams around Covid-19, NCSC has launched a campaign to help protect us all online.

HR Update Covid19 - HMRC Claims Portal Launched for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

By NICVA 20 Apr 2020 Alex Hastings

The Government launched the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) portal on 20 April 2020 and expects that payments will be made within six working days. 

Emergencies Leadership Group Latest Update - Monday 20 April 2020

By NICVA 20 Apr 2020 Seamus McAleavey

Read the latest update from the COVID-19 Emergencies Leadership Group (ELG) established by DfC Minister, Deirdre Hargey MLA.  

Wrongful trading provisions to be temporarily suspended for UK companies

By NICVA 10 Apr 2020 Denise Copeland

Charitable companies and their trading subsidiaries will be relieved to hear that the government is planning to temporarily suspend wrongful trading provisions retrospectively from 1 March 2020 until 30 June. 

Involving Volunteers guidance and webinar recording

By NICVA 10 Apr 2020 Sandra Bailie

George Gillespie from Volunteer Now delivered a webinar on Involving Volunteers during the COVID-19 crisis and shared really good advice with us.

Local Community Pharmacy Volunteer Programme offers guidance and support

By NICVA 10 Apr 2020 Geoff Nuttall

The Community Development Health Network (CDHN) is providing guidance and support to groups offering volunteering support to community pharmacies 

Using Social Media to connect: webinar recording and tips

By NICVA 10 Apr 2020 Sandra Bailie

Louise Brogan from Social Bee NI delivered a webinar for NICVA on using social media to connect staff and service users.

Chancellor announces new £750M Covid-19 funding for UK charities

By NICVA 9 Apr 2020 Geoff Nuttall

The UK chancellor has announced £750 million of funding for the UK charity sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis.  Read more details on the package and what funding will be available in Northern Ireland here.

Covid-19 NICVA - Update Wednesday 8 April 2020

By NICVA 8 Apr 2020 Seamus McAleavey

Read the latest update from our Chief Executive in the fight against Covid-19 and what we are doing to help the sector.

Raising your Covid-19 questions and concerns with government

By NICVA 8 Apr 2020 Geoff Nuttall

Read here how NICVA is putting to government and seeking urgent answers to the many recurring Covid-19-related questions and concerns which voluntary and community organisations have been raising with us.  

How our sector needs supported in the current crisis

By NICVA 7 Apr 2020 Geoff Nuttall

Our recent Covid-19 survey reveals the support needs of voluntary and community organisations in the current crisis

Share your COVID-19 support service information

Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information

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