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

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

Ní Chuilín announces £11.7million support for charities

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced a second phase of the Covid-19 Charities Fund.

Guidance on the latest coronavirus restrictions in NI

The guidance produced by the Northern Ireland Executive sets out the coronavirus restrictions taking effect from 11 December 2020.

Funding announced for culture, languages, arts and heritage sectors

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has given the green light for further financial support to be released to support the culture, language, arts and heritage sectors.

Health Minister announces new Covid-19 surge plan for Northern Ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann has launched a new COVID-19 Surge Planning Strategic Framework for Northern Ireland.

Faith leaders re-engage with the NI Executive

NICVA’s Faith Engagement Project has played a key role in facilitating ongoing consultations with a range of faith leaders and the NI Executive. 

Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland significantly impacted by Covid-19

Following a difficult six months for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland, the next year could see a further reduction in vital services, underlining the crucial need for ongoing and future support for the sector.

Help ‘StopCOVID’ in its tracks

Since going live the ‘StopCOVID NI’ app has had over 250,000 downloads and NICVA is now urging those who already have the app to share it with family and friends.

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