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

feature:  Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

  • 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

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.  

Share your COVID-19 support service information

By NICVA 1 Apr 2020 COVID19 Updates, Data and Technology (COVID19)

If your organisation is offering help to the public or to other organisations, please take some time to share this information

Free GrantTracker for One Month during Covid-19 Crisis

By NICVA 1 Apr 2020 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

NICVA's recent survey demonstrated Covid-19's negative impacts on fundraising.  So, we want to help you access all the funders you can, not just new Covid-19 related grants, but also grants for your work after the pandemic.

The National Lottery Community Fund - funding approach in response to COVID 19

By NICVA 31 Mar 2020 Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Statement from Dawn Austwick, CEO of THL Community Fund telling how they will support people and communities at this difficult and extremely challenging time.

HR Update - Covid19 - Emergency Volunteering Leave

By NICVA 31 Mar 2020 Employment and HR (COVID19)

The Coronavirus Act 2020 introduces a measure known as Emergency Volunteering Leave to assist the Health and Social Care system in response to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Data protection and COVID-19

By NICVA 30 Mar 2020 Data and Technology (COVID19), Running your Organisation (COVID19)

The coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly affect how your organisation operates. Make sure that your use of personal data is in line with protection law.

Share your COVID-19 support service information

Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information

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