Coronavirus information
23 March, 2020


Like other cities, Bristol is experiencing an incredibly fast rise in the number of grass-roots groups emerging in response to the pandemic and its consequences. We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone in all communities across Bristol for this amazing response. 

12 March, 2020


March has so far been a strange month for the VCSE sector, as the local and national picture of coronavirus changes every day, and Voscur members make their business plans as flexible as possible (you may want to bookmark our new coronavirus briefing).

26 February, 2020


The Celebrating Communities Fund from St Monica Trust will help communities in Bristol, BANES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire come together in 2020.

Up to £250 of funding is available for individuals and unconstituted community groups, and up to £500 is available for registered charities and other community groups. 


Black South West Network is delighted to be continuing hosting Network meetings for the African/Caribbean & Asian heritage organisations in the city of Bristol and the wider region in 2020.

Monday, 17 February, 2020 - 17:30 to 20:00
Get Creative Festival
10 February, 2020


Get Creative Festival, a UK-wide celebration of cultural activities in communities, returns from 9-17 May 2020, and a call for events has been announced.

Whether you're an arts organisation or a community group, you can plan a free or low-cost event for the public as part of this exciting week. Last year, nearly 1,700 events were organised for the festival.


Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00
Bristol ecological emergency
6 February, 2020


Bristol has become the first major city to declare an ecological emergency, highlighting the need to protect and preserve local wildlife and natural habitats in the city.

31 January, 2020


28 January, 2020

Bristol Climate Action Fund – call for Community Partner expressions of interest by 13 February 2020

Notice board in St. Jude's, Bristol
11 December, 2019


Bristol City Council and a range of organisations from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector have teamed up to make 2020 the Year of Can Do - a year-long programme inspiring community involvement and acts of kindness across the city.

Knowle West Media Centre, Link Age, Up Our Street and Voscur are amongst the organisations involved in shaping the Year of Can Do. 

Activities will be organised and promoted through the Can Do Bristol online platform. 

The programme will include:


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