6 November, 2018


Bristol City Council has launched a consultation to gather views on the level of council tax that should be charged in the city from April 2019.

The consultation offers five main options, ranging from no increase through to a four percent increase.

30 October, 2018


This year’s budget has been over-shadowed by Brexit, with NCVO having described it as being one that will tide us over until we leave the EU.

While the government has hailed it as being the ‘end to austerity’, the only significant areas of spending have been on road improvements and the health service and many national VCSE organisations have expressed disappointment at the number of missed opportunities in the budget.

17 September, 2018


Charities are being warned to be vigilant for scam emails claiming to be invoices from the Funding Regulator.

Invoices claim to be for Fundraising Preference Service costs and are being sent from a fake account: levy@fundraisingregulator.org.uk.

This course will explore in more depth practical financial management for charities (preparing management accounts and monitoring budgets, understanding statutory accounts and the Trustees' Annual Report (TAR)).

What will this course cover?

Thursday, 24 January, 2019 -
09:30 to 13:00

This course will give you an introduction to the basics around financial management for charities (legal requirements, SORP, best practice management reporting.)

What will this course cover:

Thursday, 11 October, 2018 -
09:30 to 13:00
11 June, 2018

South Bristol residents are being given the chance to be part of a unique and interactive funding event on 5 July at Ashton Gate Stadium, where local people, not funders, will have the power to choose the projects they feel have the most to offer their communities.

1 March, 2018

Not-for-profit groups in Bristol face a very uncertain future as Bristol City Council halts applications for Discretionary Rate Relief (DRR), one month ahead of the start of a new financial year, while it considers changes to the scheme.

DRR currently offers local not-for-profit groups up to 100% relief on business rates. This support enables local charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises to support some of the most vulnerable members of our communities and to provide quality services where gaps exist.

9 February, 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has circulated an update on developments with Universal Credit and Universal Support. Click here to view the bulletin.

When will Bristol move onto Universal Credit?

24 January, 2018

Written by Jenny Wildblood, Voscur’s Funding lead. Read more about Jenny here.

17 January, 2018
Charities with an income of £10,000 or over* must submit an annual return to the Charity Commission within 10 months of the end of the organisation’s financial year. Ideally you should begin the process of pulling the information together as soon as you approve your latest accounts and the trustees’ annual report is finalised.
The Charity Commission has updated its guidelines with tips to help minimise the stress of filling out your annual return. These include:


Subscribe to RSS - Finance