Sustainable food actions for climate
4 December, 2019

 

More than 50 local organisations have signed up to Going for Gold: a campaign to make Bristol a Gold Sustainable Food City for its commitment to tackling food waste, promoting food equality and getting people to eat better. 

Bristol currently has Silver status (awarded in 2016) in a national programme called the Sustainable Food Cities Network.

 

The Windmill Pub, in Windmill Hill, which has been for sale since March 2019, may be turned into flats if a buyer cannot be found by March 2020. However, there is a possibility that local people could take on the pub as a Community Asset.

This public meeting, open to everyone, will discuss the options available to the pub, led by local residents who have organised the campaign to save it. 

The meeting is an opportunity to share your views and hear more about the options for Community Asset funding. 

Date/Time: 
Monday, 2 December, 2019 -
20:00 to 22:00

 

Climate change is happening at a faster rate than we thought. 

And it seems, much faster than we are acting on it.

Around the world we are already seeing drought, crop-failures, flooding and migration. Bristol itself is vulnerable to climate change. There is a real risk to our food systems, to our economy and of increasing extreme weather, and the poorest communities will be hit first.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 -
09:00 to 13:00

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?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 -
12:30 to 14:00
Sequins
24 October, 2019

 

The 2019-20 Voscurs, Bristol’s social impact awards, are now open for nominations.

This is your chance to nominate a group or individual for their hard work since January 2019. There are seven categories, each highlighting a particular strength of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Bristol.

Fair Saturday 30 November 2019 Bristol
3 October, 2019

 

Fair Saturday, a celebration of community organisations and culture in 180 cities around the world, returns on Saturday 30 November 2019, and Bristol is taking part once again.

Falling the day after Black Friday, Fair Saturday serves as an antidote to pre-Christmas sales pushes from large corporations, by championing local causes instead. This can involve anything from community choirs and theatre companies to market stalls and social enterprises.

Black South West Network was delighted to host the last BAME Voluntary Sector Network Meeting for African/Caribbean & Asian heritage organisations on Monday 19 August 2019 at Malcolm X Centre. This meeting provided an opportunity for local BAME-led voluntary sector organisations to meet and find out more about Bristol City Funds from our guest speaker Sue Turner, Quartet Community Foundation.

Date/Time: 
Monday, 21 October, 2019 -
17:30 to 20:00
Toiletries Amnesty signposts donors to local charities accepting toiletries
19 September, 2019

 

If your charity or voluntary group supports vulnerable people who need toiletries and sanitary products, you can list your specific requests on a specialist web directory called Toiletries Amnesty.

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?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 -
12:30 to 14:00
Gaming fundraiser for charity
11 September, 2019

 

Voscur members have had a busy summer campaigning and collaborating, and autumn looks just as exciting.

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