There are bookable 15-minute slots available to talk to the Arts & Events team at Bristol City Council about the Originators Fund, which is a great opportunity for organisations and individuals involved in arts and culture.

This funding is designed to support events, arts and culture activities being held in Bristol from June 2021 - May 2022. 

Friday, 12 February, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00


Book a 15-minute slot to talk to the Arts & Events team at Bristol City Council to talk about the Originators Fund, which supports events, arts and culture activities in the city from June 2021 - May 2022. 

Grants of £500-5,000 are available, so don't miss out. This is your chance to ask questions about the funding. 


Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
Digital inclusion graphic with hands reaching out from smartphones to connect
9 February, 2021


With the coronavirus pandemic increasing the level of digital inequality across Bristol and beyond, Voscur recently organised and ran a series of digital inclusion meetings for community organisations, city partners and stakeholders working to address the key issue of people being excluded from digital technology.

North Bristol Food Bank soup cans in green crate
13 January, 2021


YouGov has revealed detailed data about people who donate to food banks, based on its profiling research.

This helps build a picture of the average donor – their age, work status, location, and level of involvement with charitable organisations. As you might expect, food bank donors tend to be involved in charities or community groups.

Coloured circular string lights on floor with black background
10 December, 2020


Updated 16/12/2020

We asked Voscur members and local organisations to send us details of their Christmas or seasonal campaigns. These ranged from products on sale to fundraising appeals and, of course, ongoing support running throughout the holidays into 2021.

At the end of a very challenging year for the city and the VCSE sector, we hope you will take the time to donate to these campaigns, or help promote them, to raise awareness.

Census 2021 graphic
9 December, 2020


The next census will take place on 21 March 2021, and community engagement is vital to make sure we get accurate results – that’s why local engagement managers want to get in touch with community organisations in Bristol ahead of the day itself.

Arrows on staircase pointing in different directions
25 November, 2020
Clare Daley Voscur

Blog written by Clare Daley, Community Outreach Coordinator at Voscur

The local response from new and existing community groups and volunteers across Bristol to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns was both incredible and inspiring.


The #NeverMoreNeeded social media campaign, which raises awareness of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in light of coronavirus, has issued a campaign pack with materials for VCSE organisations to use. 


Power to Change is hosting a two-day virtual festival to celebrate community businesses. 

The festival will feature examples of community businesses from across England, from sports groups and gardening groups to sustainable fashion organisations, and even running a community pub.

Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - 08:00 to Friday, 14 August, 2020 - 16:30


Have you been working in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic? Whether you're a staff member at a community organisation or you're one of the 3,500 volunteers who helped with COVID relief efforts, Bristol City Council's Community Development Team invites you to a city conversation to share your views. 

This event involves looking at current developments on COVID-19, imagining what recovery might look like in the city, and the kind of help your community needs. There will be breakout discussions and networking opportunities.


Friday, 24 July, 2020 - 09:00 to 11:00


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