COVID19 (Coronavirus)

HR Update Covid19 - Confirming furlough status with your employees

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

On 4 April 2020 HMRC published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, confirming that to be eligible for the grant, employers must provide written confirmation of furlough status to employees. 

Emergencies Leadership Group meets again to drive progress

3 Apr 2020Seamus McAleavey COVID19 UpdatesCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

Emergencies Leadership Group updates and progress following their latest meeting on 2 April 2020.

Companies House - extension for filing accounts

2 Apr 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, regulation, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Registered companies will be able to apply to Companies House for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts to help them deal with the impact of Covid-19

Share your COVID-19 support service information

1 Apr 2020COVID19 Updates, Data and Technology (COVID19)CommunityNI, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

If your organisation is offering help to the public or to other organisations, please take some time to share this information

HR Update - Covid19 - Emergency Volunteering Leave

31 Mar 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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.

Data protection and COVID-19

30 Mar 2020Bob Harper Data and Technology (COVID19), Running your Organisation (COVID19)Data protection, COVID19 (Coronavirus), GDPR

The coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly affect how your organisation operates. Make sure that your use of personal data is in line with protection law.

COVID 19: NICVA - Update Friday 27 March 2020

27 Mar 2020Seamus McAleavey COVID19 UpdatesCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

Latest update from Seamus on the fight against COVID 19.

HR Update Covid19 - HMRC detailed guidance and LRA template letter for furloughed workers

27 Mar 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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. 

Statements from key trusts & foundations on their COVID-19 responses

27 Mar 2020Sandra Bailie Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)funders, Funding, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

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.

Let’s #HelpEachOther: Volunteering to Support Covid-19

27 Mar 2020Sandra Bailie Running your Organisation (COVID19)Volunteering, safeguarding, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Update from Volunteer Now on how they continue to encourage and support volunteering during this challenging time. Lots of useful resources and advice.