What is this meeting about?

Re-opening after lockdown is throwing up all kinds of issues for smaller community centres. This lunchtime get-together is a chance to share ideas and work-arounds with people from other small centres, pick up tips and info.

What will you learn?

Sharing issues and ideas around re-opening safely.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 16 July, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30
eBay buying with credit card
29 June, 2020

 

Charity shops are inundated with second-hand stock donations at the moment, and social distancing rules have slowed the flow of customers, but selling goods online – using websites like eBay - is an increasingly popular way for charities to make money.

24 June, 2020

 

Ambition Community Energy (ACE), a community-owned business led by residents of Lawrence Weston, has secured an investment of £150,000 from City Funds, for a wind turbine project that will reduce local fuel poverty and power nearly 4,000 houses.

Since you helped to shape Bristol’s successful Local Access Programme bid to make our social economy more inclusive, the world has changed. But the argument for social enterprise as part of your income diversity remains strong.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 30 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

This new telephone befriending course has been developed by Voscur and Age UK Bristol. This is an introductory session for volunteers working on telephone befriending services during COVID-19 and provides all the basic information and skills required. It runs in two parts, on the 6 and 7 May, both sessions run 9.30am - 12.30pm. By booking this course you automatically book for both sessions, to complete the course you need to attend both days. 

What is this course about?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 6 May, 2020 - 09:30 to Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 12:30

This course explores practical financial management for charities (preparing management accounts and monitoring budgets, understanding statutory accounts and the TAR)

What is this course about?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 14 May, 2020 - 09:30 to 13:00

 

Guidance on the UK Government’s Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) 

This training for supervisors of telephone befrienders, has been developed by Voscur and Age UK Bristol. It will enable supervisors to train and support volunteers.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 13 May, 2020 - 09:30 to 12:30

This new telephone befriending course has been developed by Voscur and Age UK Bristol. This is an introductory session for volunteers working on telephone befriending services during COVID-19 and provides all the basic information and skills required. It runs in two parts, on the 29 and 30 April, both sessions run 9.30am - 12.30pm. By booking this course you automatically book for both sessions, to complete the course you need to attend both days. 

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 09:30 to Thursday, 30 April, 2020 - 12:30
9 April, 2020

 

We are cautiously optimistic following the UK government’s announcement of £750m worth of aid to charities as part of its response to coronavirus, including £370m allocated to small and medium-sized charities.

Whilst it is unclear how the money will be distributed, this is hopefully the first stage of government relief efforts to support the VCSE sector.

Here’s what we know so far:

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