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Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Updates

    Regular and relevant updates for voluntary and community organisations on key developments in the fight against the COVID19 pandemic

  • Funding and Fundraising

    Assess and mitigate the damage and impact the COVID19 pandemic on funding and fundraising in the voluntary and community sector.

  • Employment/HR

    Distilled and relevant guidance for voluntary and community organisations managing the impact of the COVID19 pandemic

  • Governance

    Guidance for voluntary and community sector organisations to maintain good governance in the midst of the global COVID19 pandemic

Latest COVID-19 Articles and Information

Wrongful trading provisions temporarily suspended for UK companies

By NICVA 10 Apr 2020 Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advice

Charitable companies, trading subsidiaries of charities and CICs will be relieved to hear that the government is temporarily suspending wrongful trading provisions retrospectively from 1 March 2020 for three months.  


Involving Volunteers guidance and webinar

By NICVA 10 Apr 2020 Running your Organisation (COVID19)

George Gillespie from Volunteer Now delivered a webinar on Involving Volunteers during the COVID-19 crisis and shared really good advice with us.


Local Community Pharmacy Volunteer Programme offers guidance and support

By NICVA 10 Apr 2020 Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

The Community Development Health Network (CDHN) is providing guidance and support to groups offering volunteering support to community pharmacies 


Using Social Media to connect

By NICVA 10 Apr 2020 Running your Organisation (COVID19)

Louise Brogan from Social Bee NI delivered a webinar for NICVA on using social media to connect staff and service users.


Chancellor announces new £750M Covid-19 funding for UK charities

By NICVA 9 Apr 2020 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), COVID19 Updates

The UK chancellor has announced £750 million of funding for the UK charity sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis.  Read more details on the package and what funding will be available in Northern Ireland here.


Covid-19 NICVA - Update Wednesday 8 April 2020

By NICVA 8 Apr 2020 COVID19 Updates

Read the latest update from our Chief Executive in the fight against Covid-19 and what we are doing to help the sector.


Raising your Covid-19 questions and concerns with government

By NICVA 8 Apr 2020 Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

Read here how NICVA is putting to government and seeking urgent answers to the many recurring Covid-19-related questions and concerns which voluntary and community organisations have been raising with us.  


How our sector needs supported in the current crisis

By NICVA 7 Apr 2020 Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

Our recent Covid-19 survey reveals the support needs of voluntary and community organisations in the current crisis


What sector organisations are having to do in the current crisis

By NICVA 7 Apr 2020 Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

Our recent Covid-19 impacts survey reveals what sector organisations are doing and planning to try to survive and give support in the current crisis


Crowdfunder 100% free for organisations during the crisis

By NICVA 7 Apr 2020 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Crowdfunding is a way of raising money through the collective effort of family, friends, customers, individual investors and the public at large.


How Covid-19 is Impacting Sector Organisations

By NICVA 6 Apr 2020 Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

Further analysis of the responses to the recent NICVA Covid-19 survey has revealed more details on how the current crisis is affecting sector organisations


HR Update Covid19 - Confirming furlough status with your employees

By NICVA 6 Apr 2020 Employment and HR (COVID19)

On 4 April 2020 HMRC published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, confirming that to be eligible for the grant, employers must provide written confirmation of furlough status to employees. 


Red Cross COVID 19 Protection and Prevention webinar

By NICVA 6 Apr 2020 Running your Organisation (COVID19)

Stephen Donnelly from the International Red Cross presents a webinar on COVID 19 Protection and Prevention.


Emergencies Leadership Group meets again to drive progress

By NICVA 3 Apr 2020 COVID19 Updates

Emergencies Leadership Group updates and progress following their latest meeting on 2 April 2020.


Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Programme

By NICVA 2 Apr 2020 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

The Clothworkers' Foundation is designating £300,000 to provide small and medium charities responding to the COVID 19 outbreak with capital grants of up to £5,000 each.


Is your organisation carrying out different activities as a result of the coronavirus?

By NICVA 2 Apr 2020 Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advice

Many voluntary organisations are helping out with the impact of the coronavirus but are they restricted by their own governing document from doing so? 


Companies House - extension for filing accounts

By NICVA 2 Apr 2020 Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advice

Registered companies will be able to apply to Companies House for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts to help them deal with the impact of Covid-19


Charity Commission issues updated guidance for charities during the coronavirus outbreak

By NICVA 1 Apr 2020 Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advice

The Charity Commission's guidance now includes important advice on charity finance, safeguarding, charitable purposes, fundraising, data protection, annual reporting, charity meetings and charity registration. 


How are current government funders responding to the Covid-19 crisis?

By NICVA 1 Apr 2020 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

How are government departments funding the sector responding to the challenges that organisations face in the current crisis, particularly regarding the delivery of agreed targets?  


Government funding schemes for the sector to address Covid-19 impacts

By NICVA 1 Apr 2020 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Below is a summary of available sources of government financial support available to sector organisations in Northern Ireland to address the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis.  We will update this list as things develop.  


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