Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the COVID-19 pandemic
Latest COVID-19 Articles and Information
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?
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.
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.
Statement from Dawn Austwick, CEO of THL Community Fund telling how they will support people and communities at this difficult and extremely challenging time.
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.
Voluntary and community organisations have responded to a NICVA survey issued this week to gather information on the impacts being felt by organisations due to the Covid-19 crisis and the support and guidance organisations are seeking.
On 26 March 2020 HMRC published helpful and detailed guidance about claiming wages through their Job Retention Scheme and the Labour Relations Agency has developed a template letter for employers to use for furloughed workers.
Many funders have demonstrated flexibility during this time. Some with extra funding, others with allowing grant variations. Below are links to statements by individual funders on how they are tackling COVID-19.
NICVA is working hard to highlight to government the questions and concerns that sector organisations have been raising with us about how Covid-19 is impacting on their work and the people who depend upon them.
Update from Volunteer Now on how they continue to encourage and support volunteering during this challenging time. Lots of useful resources and advice.
Share your COVID-19 support service information
Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information