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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Updates

LRA publishes Guide to the Covid-19 Vaccination and the Workplace

This week the LRA (Labour Relations Agency) published its new guide to support employees and employers with managing vaccination issues in the workplace.

Developing our approaches to blended working

None of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on every area of our lives.

Executive allocates additional Covid funding support

The Executive has agreed almost £220 million of Covid funding to support the social recovery from Covid. The health service, education, the arts, charities and sports organisations are among the beneficiaries.

Northern Ireland has highest levels of trust in charities, across the UK and Ireland

Public trust and confidence in charities is higher in Northern Ireland than in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, research released by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has revealed.

Giving to charities drops amid Covid pandemic

People in Northern Ireland gave significantly less to charity during the last 12 months compared to the same period in 2019.  That’s according to new research from NICVA into charitable giving in Northern Ireland.

Communities Minister announces release of £7.5 million to support charities

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced the release of over £7.5 million of awards to support charities facing financial difficulty as a result of the pandemic.

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until the end of September 2021.

NICVA supports Distance Aware campaign

In the fight against Coronavirus, maintaining social distancing is everyone’s responsibility. 

Communities Minister reopens Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector Covid Recovery Fund

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has today announced the opening of a second phase, worth £1m of the Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector (VCSE) Covid Recovery Fund.

Department for Communities Covid-19 support

Information on the support and services available through the Department for Communities to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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