Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

Representing the sector to government and other stakeholders to manage the impact of the COVID19 pandemic

Updates

Civil society urges Chancellor to urgently make job scheme fit for purpose

A coalition of civil society leaders has written to Rishi Sunak to urge him to develop a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fit for purpose for social change organisations.

Accelerating Public Service Transformation in Northern Ireland: Where to Next?

On 13th October representatives from the public and community sectors came together to reflect on lessons learned from the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what is required to continue a streamlined and effective response.

Support and funding needed to help Voluntary and Community Sector organisations overcome fallout from Covid-19

The urgent need for training and investment in the voluntary and community sector has been highlighted by a recent survey carried out by the NICVA. 

Significant loss of income felt across the voluntary and community sector amid Covid-19 pandemic

Over two thirds of voluntary and community sector organisations have reported  a loss of income despite an increased demand for their services according to a recent study carried out by NICVA.

Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland significantly impacted by Covid-19

Following a difficult six months for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland, the next year could see a further reduction in vital services, underlining the crucial need for ongoing and future support for the sector.

New UU Economic Paper suggests Post-Covid recovery may take 10-13 years and hit jobs harder than last recession

The UU Economic Policy Centre’s latest paper on the impact of Covid-19 on the NI Economy highlights the particular long-term impacts it could have on jobs 

New UU Report Highlights Groups Most Vulnerable to Covid-19 Job Losses

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 

New Government report warns of 'devastating impact' of Covid-19 on NI economy and jobs

A new report, just released by the NI Department for the Economy, highlights the major impacts the Covid-19 outbreak has had, and is likely to continue to have on the Northern Ireland economy

NI Minister for Health launches New ID Card for Carers

NI Launch of new ID Card for Carers 

Your Questions to Government and Latest Answers - Update

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.

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Geoff Nuttall

Head of Policy and Public Affairs

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