Community Elevator – our free support offer to the VCSE sector 

The Community Elevator is our free offer to the sector, primarily focused on organisations and groups from communities that experience the greatest disadvantage. We have an experienced team available to provide support, advice and guidance for local organisations and groups. Using our expertise, we want to help your organisation or group make a bigger impact for local people.   

If you are a local VCSE sector organisation or group, as well as a Voscur member, you will be able to receive at least 45 minutes of free support and advice. In addition to this, depending on the size of, type and area served by your organisation, you may be eligible for a variety of further free advice, support, training and consultancy.

Once you have used the free support available you can continue to access the same services for some reasonable charges.  

Support available

  • One-to-one support - Our team of advisors offer one-to-one support to a variety of VCSE organisations and groups in Bristol and surrounding areas. Whether you have a quick question that you can’t find the answer to, or maybe you aren’t sure how to move forward as an organisation, our team can help. Get in touch with us by calling 0117 909 9949, or by emailing us at 

  • Community drop-in sessions – Our team hold face-to-face community drop-in sessions in priority areas across the city. Come and talk to us about what help and advice you need to develop your charity, social enterprise or community group. We can provide information about funding, training and governance for your organisation and useful links to help you and your team progress. See our events calendar for upcoming sessions or contact us at to arrange a session in your area/centre. 

  • City Funds pro bono service – The City Funds pro bono service directly connects Bristol’s business community and skilled volunteers with the city’s VCSE sector organisations to share skills, resources and develop mutually beneficial relationships. To find out more, contact the City Funds Pro Bono Co-ordinator: John Stienlet or see the City Funds website

  • Free spaces on Voscur's VCSE Academy - Depending on the size of, type and area served by your organisation, you may be eligible for free places on VCSE Academy courses, workshops, webinars and other activities. Contact us at to find out more. 

  • Networks and peer support – Voscur is involved in various VCSE networks across Bristol and surrounding areas to enable the sharing of skills, experiences and support between people in VCSE organisations. We host some of these networks and some are facilitated by other organisations. Find out more about these networks here

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If you aren’t sure what support service you need please feel free to contact us to talk about how we can help by calling 0117 909 9949, or by emailing us at