22 July, 2020

The government has opened the Community Match Challenge – a match-funding scheme for initiatives supporting the coronavirus response.

Under the scheme, grant makers can apply for a share of £85 million, with grants expected to be in the range of £5–20 million; applications below £1 million will not be considered.

 

The COVID-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme offers grants of up to £100,000 to community organisations recovering from the effects of coronavirus. Applications are particularly welcomed from organisations that support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. 

This webinar involves an overview of the grant application criteria and the application process, followed by a live Q&A. 

The scheme is run on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund by Locality, Power to Change, Social Investment Business, and The Ubele Initiative. 

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 23 July, 2020 - 15:30 to 17:00

 

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.

 

Date/Time: 
Friday, 24 July, 2020 - 09:00 to 11:00
Feeding Bristol Healthy Holidays campaign
16 July, 2020

 

Feeding Bristol has launched its Healthy Holidays fundraising appeal to help more than 14,250 disadvantaged children over the school holidays.

Money raised will go towards providing food and activities in areas of high deprivation. The programme includes a range of activity packs, cooking classes, and cookery films to guide families in making nutritious recipes.

Charity digital skills using digital devices: phone tablet and laptop
14 July, 2020

 

The Charity Digital Skills Report 2020 has been released, exploring the state of digital skills across the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, and tracking the impact of coronavirus on digital technology and service provision.

This report, the fourth in the annual series, was produced by Zoe Amar Digital and Skills Platform in partnership with Catalyst. Data was collected from 429 people in the VCSE sector from 3 March – 24 May 2020; 13% of respondents were from the South West. 

14 July, 2020

 

 

 

The government has published guidance on the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities in England.

The guidance is for those managing these facilities and supports them in their individual planned re-openings. It signposts a range of different activities that can take place in these spaces.

8 July, 2020

 

NCVO has published its latest research on the state of the UK’s VCSE sector.

The Civil Society Almanac is published annually, providing a comprehensive overview of facts and figures relating to the voluntary sector.

 

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) would like to hear the views of disabled people on healthcare services during COVID-19.

If you have experience of using healthcare services during lockdown and you also live with a physical health impairment, hearing impairment or learning difficulties, BNSSG CCG would like you to get involved by joining a Zoom call or dialling in via the telephone to share your feedback.

There will also be the opportunity to develop further feedback and conversations. 

 

Date/Time: 
Friday, 10 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
6 July, 2020

 

Voscur is calling upon Bristol’s VCSE sector to support a campaign that is calling on government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations.

The campaign has been launched by a coalition of VCSE organisations led by Charity Tax Group (CTG) in response to the loss of income that charities have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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