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NICVA Raises Deep Concerns About the UK Internal Market Bill’s Impact on Future Peace and Prosperity in Northern Ireland

21 Sep 2020 Policy & Public Affairs, Brexit & BeyondBrexit

NICVA is extremely concerned about the potential impact of the proposed UK Internal Market Bill on the future peace, stability, and economic well-being of people in Northern Ireland. 

Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland significantly impacted by Covid-19

4 Sep 2020 Geoff NuttallCOVID19 Updates, Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19), Research, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)No Topics

Following a difficult six months for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland, the next year could see a further reduction in vital services, underlining the crucial need for ongoing and future support for the sector.

Help ‘StopCOVID’ in its tracks

12 Aug 2020 Shauna O'NeillCOVID19 Updates, CommunicationsNo Topics

Since going live the ‘StopCOVID NI’ app has had over 250,000 downloads and NICVA is now urging those who already have the app to share it with family and friends.

Anne Moore, Rest in Peace

7 Aug 2020 undefinedNo Topics

The Executive Committee and staff of NICVA are very sorry to hear of the death of their fellow Executive Committee member Anne Moore. 

Communities in Transition: Building Capacity - Second Series of Covid Response Support Sessions and Fundraising Advice Clinics

3 Aug 2020 Susan GlassCommunities in Transition: Building Capacityonline, webinars, building capacity, East Belfast

Communities in Transition: Building Capacity opens second series of webinars and fundraising clinics for groups in East Belfast.  

StopCOVID NI mobile app launched

31 Jul 2020 Shauna O'NeillCOVID19 Updates, Data and Technology (COVID19), CommunicationsNo Topics

Northern Ireland’s Health service has launched this mobile phone App to help ‘contact tracing’ of people potentially infected by the virus. It is a major aid in the battle to control the spread and stop a return to lockdown.

Charities urged to apply for emergency funding

29 Jul 2020 Shauna O'NeillCOVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)Funding

Seamus McAleavey, NICVA Chief Executive welcomes the Communities Minister's announcement today on the reopening of the COVID-19 Charities Fund and the further opportunity for organisations to access help.

HR mentoring support for small charities – CIPD offer to NICVA members

23 Jul 2020 Shauna O'NeillCOVID 19, Employment and HR (COVID19), HRHR, Employment

Navigating through the workplace and people challenges caused by Covid-19 can be difficult.  This is particularly the case for small charities – many of whom have either a limited or no HR function.  

6 HR considerations when returning to premises

22 Jul 2020 Sandra BailieCOVID 19; HR, Employment and HR (COVID19), Running your Organisation (COVID19)return to work, General Employment Issues

Alex Hastings, NICVA's HR manager, gives us a few things to consider in terms of human resources as we return to premises and work. Below are 6 HR take-aways from the Return to Premises webinar on 22 July 2020.

Return to premises: resources & webinar recording

22 Jul 2020 Sandra BailieCOVID 19, Running your Organisation (COVID19)return to work, risk assessment, Insurance

On Wednesday 22 July 2020 NICVA hosted a webinar with speakers from Public Health Agency (PHA), Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Marsh Ltd on return to premises with 289 people attending.

Maghaberry – pulling together through Covid 19

16 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlinCOVID 19 Action with Local CouncilsLocal action

Tracey Crothers, Manager of the Maghaberry Community Centre, talked to NICVA’s Helen McLaughlin about their community’s response to COVID 19 and why a local resident sings them songs over the phone to say thank-you!

Charity street collections can resume

9 Jul 2020 Denise CopelandFunding and Fundraising (COVID19), Fundraising RegulationFundraising Regulation in NI

The PSNI has announced that street collections can recommence if collectors use a suitable object to adhere to the one metre social distancing rule. 

Test, trace and protect webinar with Public Health Agency

8 Jul 2020 Sandra BailieCOVID19 UpdatesCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

On 7 July NICVA hosted a webinar with the Public Health Agency on Staying out of lockdown: test, trace and protect. We were joined by over 60 people to learn more about how we can protect our communities and keep the spread of COVID-19 at bay.

Enjoy the Transformative Leadership Programme Online this Autumn!

8 Jul 2020 Helen McLaughlinTransformative Leadership ProgrammeNo Topics

NICVA and partners haven't let COVID 19 stop the Transformative Leadership Programme. Support for leadership in interface areas has never been more important so we're all set to bring you Autumn courses online.

Finance Minister Hears Sector Views on New Peace Plus Programme

11 Jun 2020 Geoff NuttallPolicy & Public AffairsNo Topics

Yesterday, NICVA and a number of sector representatives met with Finance Minister Conor Murphy by Zoom to reflect on the new Peace Plus Funding Programme and the lessons from previous EU PEACE & Interreg Programmes.

£15.5m fund to support charity sector during COVID-19 crisis to open on Monday

9 Jun 2020 Shauna O'NeillCOVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)No Topics

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.     

NICVA welcomes Charity Fund announcement by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey

9 Jun 2020 COVID 19, COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)No Topics

Seamus McAleavey, Chief Executive of NICVA welcomed the DfC Minister’s announcement today on the £15.5m Charity Fund support package.

Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 9 June 2020

9 Jun 2020 Seamus McAleaveyCOVID 19, COVID19 UpdatesNo Topics

NICVA Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey gives an update on the COVID-19 Charity Fund and the work of the PHA on Testing and contact tracing.

Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 4 June 2020

4 Jun 2020 Seamus McAleaveyCOVID19 UpdatesNo Topics

Read the latest update from our Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey, on the issues relevant to voluntary and community organisations.

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