Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the COVID-19 pandemic
Latest COVID-19 Articles and Information
Andrew McCracken, CEO of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, offers his opinion on the £21 million charity crisis funds and explains what he would do if the decision was his to make.
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.
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.
Northern Ireland is to receive £22 million from the Chancellor's £750 million Covid-19 charity crisis package. Urgent talks are in progress.
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.
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.
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