COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from June onwards

1 Jun 2020Alex Hastings Employment 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 2020Dawn Love COVID 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.

Guidance for charities experiencing financial difficulties

29 May 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19)Governance, Finance, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

The Charity Commission has published guidance for charity trustees of smaller charities experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency.  

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme portal now available

26 May 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus), HR

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was one of the first support measures announced by the Government and the HMRC online claims portal is now live.

Equality Commission allows flexibility for annual monitoring returns

19 May 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)HR, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the current disruptions resulting from the impact of COVID19 on our workplaces and working practices, the Equality Commission is asking that employers submit the annual monitoring return when it is practicable to do so. 

COVID-19 and Young People

18 May 2020Kathy Maguire Advocacy & 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.

Collective Action in North Belfast delivers phenomenal results

13 May 2020Una McKernan COVID 19 Action with Local Councils, Belfast City Council (COVID19 Response)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

A collaborative effort across North Belfast has seen an unprecedented COVID19 Community Response for all aspects of emergency support servicing all North Belfast and Shankill area, as well as homeless people rehoused across Belfast.

Twenty-one million is not enough: my advice to other charity CEOs

27 Apr 2020Amanda Brobyn Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), Running your Organisation (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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.

DfC COVID-19 Community Response Plan

22 Apr 2020COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19), Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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.  

HR Update Covid19 - HMRC Claims Portal Launched for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

20 Apr 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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.