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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

Your Questions to Government and Latest Answers

By NICVA 24 Apr 2020 Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

Please go to updated version here - https://www.nicva.org/article/your-questions-to-government-and-latest-answers


COVID 19 - Protection and Prevention measures - Red Cross

By NICVA 24 Apr 2020 Running your Organisation (COVID19)

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.


DfC COVID-19 Community Response Plan

By NICVA 22 Apr 2020 COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)

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.  


Chancellor’s announcement of £750m to support Charities: What’s happening in Northern Ireland?

By NICVA 21 Apr 2020 COVID19 Updates

Northern Ireland is to receive £22 million from the Chancellor's £750 million Covid-19 charity crisis package. Urgent talks are in progress.


Launch of National Cyber Security Centre's 'Cyber Aware' campaign

By NICVA 21 Apr 2020 Running your Organisation (COVID19), Data and Technology (COVID19)

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.


HR Update Covid19 - HMRC Claims Portal Launched for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

By NICVA 20 Apr 2020 Employment and HR (COVID19)

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. 


Emergencies Leadership Group Latest Update - Monday 20 April 2020

By NICVA 20 Apr 2020 COVID19 Updates

Read the latest update from the COVID-19 Emergencies Leadership Group (ELG) established by DfC Minister, Deirdre Hargey MLA.  


Wrongful trading provisions to be temporarily suspended for UK companies

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

Charitable companies and their trading subsidiaries will be relieved to hear that the government is planning to temporarily suspend wrongful trading provisions retrospectively from 1 March 2020 until 30 June. 


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.


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