24 March, 2020

 

Coronavirus has had a local, national and global impact, and we know that many of Bristol's community groups and organisations are balancing increased demand for services with workforce challenges, from self-isolation and illness to adjusting to online working. 

Now more so than ever, Voscur aims to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector as much as possible, and that includes being aware of financial struggles. 

This course provides basic information and understanding for new trustees or those who want to refresh their understanding, of what a trustee is, their legal obligations and their role and responsibilities within an organisation.

What is this course about?
It does what it says on the tin! This course gives an overview of the roles and responsibilities of trustees and what it takes to do the role well.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:30

 

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00
28 January, 2020

 

The NCVO has launched a new report, The Road Ahead 2020, which reviews how the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector operates, and identifies areas for improvement.

Data security fraud
10 December, 2019

 

 

The Charity Commission has received several reports from charities who have been targeted by fraudsters impersonating members of staff, specifically attempting to change employees’ bank details. In all these cases the request was made through an email.

What to look out for

Young Trustees
5 November, 2019

 

Trustees’ Week 2019 is now in full swing, running from Monday 4 – Friday 8 November, and it’s a chance to thank your existing trustees, recruit new trustees, and make a pledge for trustee diversity.

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00
Fraud risks to charities
29 October, 2019

 

Over two thirds of charities think that fraud is a major risk, according to new research from the Charity Commission.

Despite this, less than 9% of charities have a fraud awareness training programme.

AMISOM
10 October, 2019

 

Charities of all sizes can nominate their board for the Charity Governance Awards 2020, recognising the hard work of governing boards in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

 

NCVO has launched a range of safeguarding resources to help organisations keep donors, service users, staff and volunteers safe. The resources, as part of NCVO Knowhow, include details of safeguarding policies and procedures, checklists, frameworks, and advice on whistleblowing and reporting abuse. 

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