Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

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


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.

COVID-19 and Young People

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.

COVID-19- the Impact on Children and Families

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

NICVA surveys show urgent need for financial support and clearer guidance on Covid-19

Thanks to all of you who completed our weekly Covid-19 surveys over the last four weeks. Read here the key findings from the fourth and final survey issued this week. 

Latest Covid-19 issues for the sector - 3rd NICVA weekly survey results

NICVA's third weekly Covid-19 survey reveals latest the issues and experiences of sector organisations in the current crisis

Government responds to NICVA calls for flexibility to furlough staff

The Department for Communities has responded positively to NICVA's calls for flexibility to allow sector organisations to furlough staff where posts are part-funded   

COVID-19 and the Impact on Women

In this, the first in a series of 'Insight and Impact' articles,featuring organisations from across the voluntary and community sector,  we explore the impact of the  pandemic on women.

COVID-19 Public Affairs Forum

NICVA hosts first virtual meeting of it's Public Affairs Forum in response to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

How Covid-19 is affecting you – NICVA weekly survey - Week 2

Below are some key findings from the second of four weekly Covid-19 surveys NICVA is running on how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting sector organisations.  

How Covid-19 is affecting you – NICVA weekly survey

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.  

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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