Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the COVID-19 pandemic
Latest COVID-19 Articles and Information
The Government has introduced and announced changes to the Job Support Scheme (now postponed) which will open on 01 November 2020 following the closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) on 31 October 2020.
On 13th October representatives from the public and community sectors came together to reflect on lessons learned from the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what is required to continue a streamlined and effective response.
If you missed our webinar on Identifying and Managing Risk on 7 October 2020 you can watch it now via the link below.
Health Minister Robin Swann has launched a new COVID-19 Surge Planning Strategic Framework for Northern Ireland.
On 30 September NICVA facilitated a 'Fundraising in this new context' webinar as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by the Department for Communities.
NICVA facilitated a webinar on 24 September 2020 on 'Managing finances in uncertain times and the options for sustainability.'
Support and funding needed to help Voluntary and Community Sector organisations overcome fallout from Covid-19
The urgent need for training and investment in the voluntary and community sector has been highlighted by a recent survey carried out by the NICVA.
Guest Blog by Joanne McDowell, NI Manager, Fundraising Regulator: Protecting the public and supporting the vital work of fundraisers
Joanne McDowell, NI Manager for the Fundraising Regulator, reflects on public fundraising resuming in Northern Ireland, and why it is so important that charities uphold the fundraising standards to maintain public trust.
Over two thirds of voluntary and community sector organisations have reported a loss of income despite an increased demand for their services according to a recent study carried out by NICVA.
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.
New UU Economic Paper suggests Post-Covid recovery may take 10-13 years and hit jobs harder than last recession
The UU Economic Policy Centre’s latest paper on the impact of Covid-19 on the NI Economy highlights the particular long-term impacts it could have on jobs
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.
Northern Ireland’s Health service has launched this mobile phone App to help ‘contact tracing’ of people potentially infected by the virus. It is a major aid in the battle to control the spread and stop a return to lockdown.
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Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information