Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the COVID-19 pandemic
Latest COVID-19 Articles and Information
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.
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.
George Gillespie from Volunteer Now delivered a webinar on Involving Volunteers during the COVID-19 crisis and shared really good advice with us.
The Community Development Health Network (CDHN) is providing guidance and support to groups offering volunteering support to community pharmacies
Louise Brogan from Social Bee NI delivered a webinar for NICVA on using social media to connect staff and service users.
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.
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.
Our recent Covid-19 survey reveals the support needs of voluntary and community organisations in the current crisis
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
Crowdfunding is a way of raising money through the collective effort of family, friends, customers, individual investors and the public at large.
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.
Stephen Donnelly from the International Red Cross presents a webinar on COVID 19 Protection and Prevention.
Emergencies Leadership Group updates and progress following their latest meeting on 2 April 2020.
Many voluntary organisations are helping out with the impact of the coronavirus but are they restricted by their own governing document from doing so?
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.
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