21 January, 2019

NCVO is encouraging governing bodies, staff and volunteers to consider integrating its new set of Charity Ethical Principles throughout their work.

The new principles have been developed following extensive consultation with the sector.

The principles include: beneficiaries first, integrity, openness and the right to be safe.

1 November, 2018
Jenny Wildblook

Blog written by Jenny Wildblood, Development Officer (Funding).



Voscur's popular AGM and Social Impact Awards are back for 2019-20, at the Great Eastern Hall of Brunel's SS Great Britain.

This event will offer the opportunity to network with key activists from across the VCSE sector, as well as with supporters from business, local politics, and the public sector. Following the formal AGM, speeches and drinks, we have the Voscurs - our social impact awards, celebrating the hard work of local organisations and individuals to support their community.

Thursday, 30 January, 2020 - 16:00 to 20:00
19 December, 2018


Voscur is advising VCSE organisations in Bristol that have a turnover greater than £100,000 to prepare for cuts to discretionary rate relief.

Bristol City Council is one of many local authorities across the country that has chosen to cut the business rates relief that it provides to charities in order to help balance its budget.

17 December, 2018


The Charity Commission has issued an alert warning charities about the risk of CEO fraud through Christmas gift cards.

12 December, 2018


Big Lottery is working on a jointly funded programme with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to invest £1.14 million to improve access to training, support and advice.

It is part of a wider government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England.

21 November, 2018

Labour Peer Lord Toby Harris of Haringey has been appointed Chair of the Fundraising Regulator

Lord Harris will take up the role from 1 January 2019 when the current Chair Lord Grade steps down.

15 November, 2018



Charters are city-wide commitments to tackling certain issues or achieving specific social aims by setting standards and behaviours. They are council documents that are written by a working group made up of community representatives.

Global Parliament of Mayors in Bristol for 2018 Summit, in front of Presentation Credit Local Government Chronicle
24 October, 2018


The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) Annual Summit, a major worldwide gathering of city representatives held once a year, has just been hosted by Bristol from 21-23 October 2018. More than 80 mayors from around the world were invited to attend by Marvin Rees, who is the Global Parliament of Mayors Treasurer as well as the Mayor of Bristol.


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