11 April, 2017

Do you have an idea for a project or initiative that will contribute to the vision of a more sustainable city with a high quality of life for all? Have you thought about crowdfunding to make your idea a reality? Bristol Green Capital Partnership community interest company (BGCP) is investing £45,000 in local ideas and projects that will contribute to making Bristol a sustainable city with a high quality of life for all.

20 April, 2017
Since taking office in 2016, Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees has committed the Mayor’s Fund for Bristol to tackling the problems of housing and homelessness, supporting organisations and charities working to provide medium to long term solutions and systematic change.
 
This grant programme is open for applications all year, the maximum grant awarded is £2,000.
 
3 April, 2017

A £450,000 fund, supported by The M∙A∙C AIDS Fund and Comic Relief, has been set up to support organisations who are using technology in innovative and inspiring ways to respond to the ever-changing HIV landscape in the UK.

30 March, 2017

Voscur is to partner with the University of Bath on an exciting project to support start-ups and existing social enterprises throughout the region.

Having a good funding strategy saves a lot of time and effort, and makes it more likely that you’ll bring in the resources you need. This framework can be used as a separate Funding Strategy, or incorporated into your Business Plan.

The length of your Fundraising Strategy is dependent on how complex your financial needs are. For a small group, a good strategy can be written on one side of A4.

Although you have a great Social Enterprise idea, you won’t get funding for ideas alone. This link takes you to a concise and useful summary of what you need to do to build an investable product: Turning your vision into an investable proposition.

 

Losing vital funding that leaves the survival of your group in doubt is a difficult and stressful situation for you, your Board or Committee, your Staff and volunteers, and the people you support. This information sheet can’t cover everything but will give you somewhere to start.

20 April, 2017
The Community Planning Fund offers grants of up to £2,000 to assist communities in Bristol to participate in the planning process.
 

Commissioning and the Compact

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Voscur has been working in the area of commissioning for many years, both supporting groups to engage directly with commissioning processes, and facilitating a productive dialogue between the sector and local commissioners in order to make these processes as accessible as possible for the widest selection of local groups.

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