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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

Planning for Flexible Furlough

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020 Employment and HR (COVID19)

With detailed guidance from the Government expected on Friday 12 June about the 'flexible furlough scheme ' from July, the CIPD have produced a helpful checklist for planning for the changes as they come in. 


£15.5m fund to support charity sector during COVID-19 crisis to open on Monday

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020 COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.     


NICVA welcomes Charity Fund announcement by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020 COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Seamus McAleavey, Chief Executive of NICVA welcomed the DfC Minister’s announcement today on the £15.5m Charity Fund support package.


Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 9 June 2020

By NICVA 9 Jun 2020 COVID 19, COVID19 Updates

NICVA Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey gives an update on the COVID-19 Charity Fund and the work of the PHA on Testing and contact tracing.


I am proud of you

By NICVA 5 Jun 2020 Mid Ulster District Council - Dungannon

Joe Coney, Chairperson of the Mid-Ulster Association of Counselling and Psycotherapy (MACP) tells us about the ongoing and changing work the counsellors have embraced over the last few months to help vulnerable people in the area.


Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 4 June 2020

By NICVA 4 Jun 2020 COVID19 Updates

Read the latest update from our Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey, on the issues relevant to voluntary and community organisations.


Effective online trustee meetings webinar recording

By NICVA 3 Jun 2020 COVID 19, Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advice

If you missed our webinar on 'Effective trustee meetings online'  you can watch it now via the link below.


Survey of those shielding or supporting those shielding

By NICVA 3 Jun 2020 COVID19 Updates

How is shielding affecting people and those supporting them? The Patient Client Council wants to find out.


We rise by Lifting Others

By NICVA 2 Jun 2020 COVID 19 Action with Local Councils, Mid Ulster District Council - Dungannon

Today's chat with Maura Brooks from Derrytresk Community and Chair of the Youth and Community Group highlights some of the important voluntary work going on in the Community supporting people's mental and physical well-being.


Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from June onwards

By NICVA 1 Jun 2020 Employment and HR (COVID19), COVID 19

On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which contained some key dates relating to furloughing workers as outlined below. 


Keeping the lines of communication open during COVID-19

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

COVID-19 has meant that many older and vulnerable people and carers are now more socially isolated than ever.  A dedicated cohort of volunteers in Newry Mourne and Down are breaking the silence, and talking to those who have no-one to talk to.


South West Age Partnership (SWAP): Keeping older people active and connected during lockdown

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, COVID 19 Action with Local Councils, COVID 19

South West Age Partnership (SWAP) talk to NICVA about keeping older people active and connected during lockdown


In it together

By NICVA 29 May 2020 COVID 19 Action with Local Councils, Mid Ulster District Council - Dungannon

I was delighted to catch a few minutes with Barry Monteith to have a chat about the amazing efforts of people in the Dungannon area who are rallying around supporting and encouraging their friends and neighbours.


New relationships are getting things done in Mid and East Antrim

By NICVA 29 May 2020 COVID 19, COVID19 Action with Local Councils, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

New and existing volunteers, local and national businesses have been supporting community groups to get the essentials during lockdown.


LRA Supporting mental health in the workplace webinar: recording and resources

By NICVA 29 May 2020 COVID 19, Employment and HR (COVID19), HR, Training and Skills Development

On 27 May The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) delivered their first online webinar as part of NICVA's webinar series.


Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 28 May 2020

By NICVA 29 May 2020 COVID 19, COVID19 Updates

Read the latest update from our Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey, on the issues relevant to voluntary and community organisations.


Guidance for charities experiencing financial difficulties

By NICVA 29 May 2020 Governance (COVID19)

The Charity Commission has published guidance for charity trustees of smaller charities experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency.  


Your Questions to Government and Latest Answers - Update

By NICVA 28 May 2020 Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19), COVID 19, Employment and HR (COVID19)

NICVA has been gathering and seeking answers to the questions you have been posing to Government in the current Covid-19 emergency.  Read the latest answers here.


Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme portal now available

By NICVA 26 May 2020 Employment and HR (COVID19)

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was one of the first support measures announced by the Government and the HMRC online claims portal is now live.


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