Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the COVID-19 pandemic
Latest COVID-19 Articles and Information
An amendment to Working Time Regulations came into force in Northern Ireland on 24 April 2020 to allow for annual leave (up to 4 weeks) not taken as a result of coronavirus, to be carried over into the next two leave years.
The Department for Communities has responded positively to NICVA's calls for flexibility to allow sector organisations to furlough staff where posts are part-funded
Below are some key findings from the second of four weekly Covid-19 surveys NICVA is running on how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting sector organisations.
To keep up to date with how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting community and voluntary organisations, NICVA is issuing a weekly survey for four weeks to the heads of our member organisations.
The ELG met again last week to drive progress and continue their focus on making inroads where it matters most .
In April we ran 8 webinars based on our members' needs during COVID 19. The demand was extremely high and we had over 180 people participate. The feedback has been excellent and we have some more webinars planned for you for May.
Andrew McCracken, CEO of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, offers his opinion on the £21 million charity crisis funds and explains what he would do if the decision was his to make.
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
On 9 April The Red Cross delivered a webinar on Protection and prevention measures which gave an overview of COVID 19 and advice on protecting against and preventing spread of infection.
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.
Northern Ireland is to receive £22 million from the Chancellor's £750 million Covid-19 charity crisis package. Urgent talks are in progress.
In response to a recent increase in cyber threats and scams around Covid-19, NCSC has launched a campaign to help protect us all online.
The Government launched the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) portal on 20 April 2020 and expects that payments will be made within six working days.
Read the latest update from the COVID-19 Emergencies Leadership Group (ELG) established by DfC Minister, Deirdre Hargey MLA.
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