30 June, 2021

 

Earlier this year, we were given public data that unsurprisingly showed the highest number of COVID-19 infections were found in parts of Bristol with higher than average national indices of multiple deprivation. We wanted to find out more about why this was happening and also what can be done to reduce inequalities in these neighbourhoods.

Children standing in a line against a wall, wearing superhero costumes
17 June, 2021

 

One-off, short-term grants are available for small charities, non-profits and schools to fund day trips for disabled or disadvantaged children aged under 13.

This year, The Henry Smith Charity has opened its Holiday Grants programme with more flexibility than ever before, in light of COVID-19 and its impact on already disadvantaged people. The funding is designed for day trips rather than residential stays, because of the uncertainty around holidays and travel during the pandemic.

Red, yellow, cream and blue balloons in blue sky with clouds
10 June, 2021

 

It’s been a brilliant start to the summer for many of our members, as they’ve stopped to reflect on their achievements and the hard work of their volunteers. Find out what they’ve been up to, and how you can support them.

 

Houria, which means ‘freedom’, is a pan-African catering social enterprise that specifically supports, trains and employs migrant women and survivors of slavery. It was founded in 2019, by Kim Prado, with values of empowerment, sisterhood, enterprise and cooperation.

Young person talking to woman on bench next to tree
7 April, 2021

 

The Triangle Trust has funding available for organisations that primarily work with young carers (aged up to 25 years old), to help increase the impact of their work. This funding is designed to help organisations already serving young carers, rather than new projects set up to support them. 

Eligible organisations will:

Bikes on Sheffield-style black bicycle stand at Letterpress Collective in Bristol, by Life Cycle UK charity
7 April, 2021

 

Advertorial content created by Life Cycle UK, for Voscur

Local charity and Voscur member Life Cycle UK is offering free cycle stands to voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Bristol, thanks to funding from the Megawatt Community Energy Fund and Travelwest.

 

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is an important resource for data on local people's health and wellbeing, telling us about their current situation and their future needs. Our JSNA is produced by Bristol City Council; each local government area in England will have its own JSNA, feeding into the local Health and Wellbeing Strategy. 

Woman with visible disability raising right hand
11 February, 2021

 

A new report looking at leaders with disability in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector suggests that people with disabilities aren’t fully represented, supported or understood.

 

There are lots of reasons that you, your staff and service users might experience high levels of anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic - health concerns, job insecurity, pre-existing mental or physical health conditions, worries for family and friends, housing situations, and so on. 

 

This event is your opportunity to ask local healthcare professionals about the COVID-19 vaccine.

There are many myths and pieces of misinformation circulating about the different vaccines (currently three vaccines have been approved), so it is important that you have the chance to get your questions answered by a qualified professional, rather than an unverified source of information. 

The expert panel at this online event will include Dr Rajeka Lazarus, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at University Hospital Bristol & Weston. 

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30

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