The National Lottery Community Fund reflects on the last 18 months and the future

15 Oct 2021Jocelyn Horton FundraisingFundraising, Covid-19

Northern Ireland Director Kate Beggs shares her reflections on the last 18 months as well as their plans to continue to support communities over the next year. 

WPG Feminist Recovery Plan Relaunch - One Year On

14 Jun 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsCovid-19, Covid 19 Response, feminist recovery plan

The Women’s Policy Group Northern Ireland are re-launching the WPG COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan on Wednesday 28th July 2021 from 10am-12pm via Zoom. 

Working from home tax relief: Tax year 2021-2022

22 Apr 2021Eamonn McKee Employment and HR (COVID19)Finance, Covid-19

If you’re working from home, even if it’s not full-time, you can now make a tax relief claim of up to £125 for the new 2021-22 tax year.

Communities Minister announces release of £7.5 million to support charities

10 Mar 2021Shauna O'Neill COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)Covid-19, COVID-19 Charities Fund

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced the release of over £7.5 million of awards to support charities facing financial difficulty as a result of the pandemic.

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

4 Mar 2021Eamonn McKee Employment and HR (COVID19), COVID19 UpdatesHR, Covid-19

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until the end of September 2021.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended to April 2021

17 Dec 2020Eamonn McKee Employment and HR (COVID19), COVID19 UpdatesHR, Covid-19

The government announced on 17 December that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021

NICVA Conference “COVID-19: Taking Stock at the year end”

11 Dec 2020Déarbhla Sloan Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)Covid-19, Covid 19 Response

On Wednesday 9th December, NICVA hosted a major webinar with Communities Minister Carál Ní Chulín and DfC Permanent Secretary Tracy Meharg who collectively took stock of the impacts and lessons from the Covid-19 crisis.

Covid Collaborations: How voluntary & community sector/researcher partnership projects are helping those impacted by Covid

3 Dec 2020Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsCovid 19 Response, Covid-19, collaboration; partnership

During the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic many organisations and businesses face unprecedented changes and obstacles to their normal work. 

Updated Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance hub

20 Nov 2020Eamonn McKee Employment and HR (COVID19)HR, Covid-19

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance has been updated to reflect the extension of the scheme until March 2021

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extended to March

6 Nov 2020Eamonn McKee Employment and HR (COVID19)HR, Covid-19

On 5 November, the Chancellor announced that the Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) will be extended to the end of March 2021.