COVID19 Updates

Regular and relevant updates for voluntary and community organisations on key developments in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

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Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 20 May 2020

Read the latest update from our Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey, on the issues facing voluntary and community organisations.

Active Communities Division supports physical activities during Covid-19

Learn what physical activities and online support is available for older, vulnerable people and those with disabilities during Covid-19.

Emergencies Leadership Group Update following Thursday 23 April meeting

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

New & Updated COVID-19 Grant Schemes from local Councils

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

DfC COVID-19 Community Response Plan

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?

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

Emergencies Leadership Group Latest Update - Monday 20 April 2020

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

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

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

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

Emergencies Leadership Group meets again to drive progress

Emergencies Leadership Group updates and progress following their latest meeting on 2 April 2020.'s picture

Seamus McAleavey

Chief Executive

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