Black-led social enterprise
28 September, 2020

As part of a commitment to tackle racial inequality, PwC has launched a small to medium grants programme for social enterprises that are Black-led or charities that benefit ethnic minorities. 

Funding of £2,000-25,000 is available, depending on the scale, activity and impact of your social enterprise or charity's work. 

Centrespace Gallery Bristol
2 September, 2020

 

Voscur is asking citizens across the Bristol area to tell us whether the city works for them.

We've partnered with community organisations across Bristol, as well as the city council, and the University of Bristol to help develop a better understanding of people’s lives in the city.

Trustee and board diversity
26 August, 2020

 

A report into the barriers facing potential new trustees found that young people were put off applying to join charity boards by an “experience and expectation of racism” and the perception of board membership as “a club filled with old white men”.

Those with trustee experience described “micro aggressions” from other board members towards people of colour, and a sense that being younger meant their opinions were less important than older trustees.

Virtual meeting collaboration
23 July, 2020

 

More than 550 Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and academics have signed an open letter to Research England and to UK national newspapers, calling for a review into VCSE sector engagement with universities in the emerging UK Research & Development (R&D) Roadmap

 

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has produced a series of recruitment guides to support the fundraising profession and wider VCSE sector in becoming more equal, diverse and inclusive profession.

 

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) would like to hear the views of disabled people on healthcare services during COVID-19.

If you have experience of using healthcare services during lockdown and you also live with a physical health impairment, hearing impairment or learning difficulties, BNSSG CCG would like you to get involved by joining a Zoom call or dialling in via the telephone to share your feedback.

There will also be the opportunity to develop further feedback and conversations. 

 

Date/Time: 
Friday, 10 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
BME Community Fund Bristol
2 July, 2020

 

Small grants are available from the Voice and Influence Partnership's Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Community Fund, to be allocated to community groups that focus on Bristol's black and minority communities. 

Four grants of £250 each will be made, and can be put towards one-off projects or work you are already undertaking.

The application process is simple, and can be completed by email or post; applications close on Monday 27 July 2020.

19 June, 2020

Leaders from 36 national VCSE umbrella bodies, have signed a joint statement on the problem of race inequality in society and the sector and the impact this has on staff, volunteers and the communities that they serve.

Edward Colston - empty pedestal
15 June, 2020

 

The Black Lives Matter demonstration in Bristol recently amplified the message from the Black community that systemic racial discrimination and inequality must end, and end now.  Many people from Black and Asian communities in Bristol have been fighting this cause for decades and it is right that the entire city and its citizens now come together to embed lasting change and improved outcomes for our Black citizens politically, socially and economically.

 

Will the Test and Trace programme meet the needs of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in tackling the racial disparity of COVID-19 cases?

This online discussion, organised by The Ubele Initiative, explores the govenrment's Coronavirus Contact Tracing and Advice Service and whether the contract tracers can meet the needs of racially diverse communities. It invites a dialogue between grassroots VCSE organisations, patient groups and senior NHS staff.

The discussion will include the following speakers:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00

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