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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, Webinar Recordings

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 - recording

8 Jul 2020 Sandra BailieCOVID19 UpdatesCOVID19 (Coronavirus), Webinar Recordings

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.

Survey of those shielding or supporting those shielding

3 Jun 2020 Seamus McAleaveyCOVID19 UpdatesNo Topics

How is shielding affecting people and those supporting them? The Patient Client Council wants to find out.

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from June onwards

1 Jun 2020 Alex HastingsEmployment and HR (COVID19), COVID 19COVID19 (Coronavirus), HR

On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which contained some key dates relating to furloughing workers as outlined below. 

New relationships are getting things done in Mid and East Antrim

29 May 2020 Dawn LoveCOVID 19, COVID19 Action with Local Councils, Mid and East Antrim Borough CouncilCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

New and existing volunteers, local and national businesses have been supporting community groups to get the essentials during lockdown.

Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 28 May 2020

29 May 2020 Seamus McAleaveyCOVID 19, COVID19 UpdatesNo Topics

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

Covid-19 - Update from our Chief Executive 20 May 2020

21 May 2020 Seamus McAleaveyCOVID19 Updates, COVID 19No Topics

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

COVID-19 and Young People

18 May 2020 Kathy MaguireAdvocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Our latest 'Insight and Impact' feature, explores the impact of COVID-19 on young people and the resilience and positivity with which they and youth organisations are responding.

Trustee responsibilities under GDPR webinar recording

14 May 2020 Denise CopelandRunning your Organisation (COVID19), Governance (COVID19), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Governance, GDPR, Webinar Recordings

If you missed our recent webinar on 'Trustee responsibilities under GDPR'  you can watch it now via the link below. 

Emergencies Leadership Group Update following Thursday 23 April meeting

27 Apr 2020 Seamus McAleaveyCOVID19 UpdatesNo Topics

The ELG met again last week to drive progress and continue their focus on making inroads where it matters most .

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