COVID 19 Action with Local Councils

NICVA has been working with the 11 councils to connect all the work related to the COVID19 crisis that is going on throughout Northern Ireland.

We have designated a staff member to each council as a liaison to communicate directly with council staff. These staff members have also been working with local organisations to update the CommunityNI website with COVID 19 services and support. We want to work with the councils to highlight what they are doing and provide any support and added value that we can.


Resurgam Trust: Collaborating and Caring

Resurgam Trust is a community owned and run community development trust which identifies and supports the needs of the local community through social enterprise, community projects and other initiatives.

Maghaberry – pulling together through Covid 19

Tracey Crothers, Manager of the Maghaberry Community Centre, talked to NICVA’s Helen McLaughlin about their community’s response to COVID 19 and why a local resident sings them songs over the phone to say thank-you!

We rise by Lifting Others

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.

South West Age Partnership (SWAP): Keeping older people active and connected during lockdown

South West Age Partnership (SWAP) talk to NICVA about keeping older people active and connected during lockdown

In it together

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.

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

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

Keeping Women in the North West Connected During COVID-19

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. 

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

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.  

Compass Advocacy Network: Tune in to CAN TV

While most of us are barely surviving the lockdown, members of CAN are positively thriving, thanks to the predictable rhythm of life and CAN TV that packs a punch in terms of positive programming.

Cancer Fund for Children: The Power of a Jar

With NI's share of the charities finance package agreed but not yet delivered, we asked Cancer Fund for Children (CFC) to tell us how they're coping financially while still hanging on to their core values.'s picture

Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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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