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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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. 

VCSE COVID Recovery Fund reopening for applications January 2021

The Department for Communities are reopening the Voluntary, Community and Social Economy (VCSE) COVID Recovery Fund for applications on 18 January 2021.

GP COVID-19 vaccination roll-out

GP practices will start rolling out the free COVID-19 vaccination programme from today, Monday 4th January 2021.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended to April 2021

The government announced on 17 December that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021

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