10 August, 2017


Following the recent recruitment drive for Voscur Advocates, we have been successful in covering most of the vacancies with suitably qualified people.

We are now holding elections for vacancies for two of the boards - Learning City Partnership Board and Bristol Safeguarding Children Board.

Click here for details about the role of  Voscur Advocates.

29 June, 2017


Voscur is currently looking for enthusiastic, talented individuals to become Voscur Advocates.

18 May, 2017


The West of England Civil Society Partnership (WoECSP) is a registered Community Interest Company established by Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) infrastructure and support organisations across the West of England . The partnership, originally established in 2011, brings together Voscur, CVS South Gloucestershire, The Care Forum, Voluntary Action North Somerset, Wesport, West of England Rural Network and the newly formed B&NES Third Sector Group.

The role of the Partnership is to provide:

28 April, 2017

Thursday 4 May 2017 sees an historic election for the first Mayor for the new West of England Combined Authority (WECA), covering Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Following a community organising campaign, ACORN UK started in 2014 when a group of residents in Easton joined together to take action against unscrupulous landlords.  Through a network of volunteers trained and empowered to organise in their local communities, ACORN currently works to combat evictions, fight rip-off tenancy fees and insist on healthy housing.

Designed to help organisations to communicate effectively, telling the right people the right things in the right way, to achieve the best result, whether this is to raise awareness of your group / organisation or to promote its impact on service users to partners or funders.

Social inclusion through positive action

Creating a more equitable and inclusive society requires taking proactive, targeted action - not just 'getting out of the way and letting the market decide.' Such positive action underpins all Voscur's work to support and develop the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. We are also involved in a number of other initiatives addressing specific barriers to opportunity, and provide training and consultancy for organisations that want to improve their own inclusion and diversity practice.

Peer Networks

There are plenty of local and national peer networks that provide a useful space - either online or in person - for people to meet, exchange ideas and share learning. Below you'll find a list of groups based in Bristol and the wider South West (such as Bath) that can help your organisation make progess.

Although Voscur provides support in a number of areas for local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups, we also work with other specialist peer networks to support particular types of learning and collaboration.


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