24 October, 2019


The 2019-20 Voscurs, Bristol’s social impact awards, are now open for nominations.

This is your chance to nominate a group or individual for their hard work since January 2019. There are seven categories, each highlighting a particular strength of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Bristol.

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.

Twitter is an important social media platform for any voluntary organisation, community group or social enterprise.

You may not have used Twitter before, or maybe you have a personal account and you need to tackle tweeting for work purposes. It’s harder to use Twitter as an organisation than as an individual user – you want to make a good impression, grow your followers, and promote your cause.

Thursday, 7 November, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00
1 October, 2019


To celebrate British Science Week (6-15 March 2020), grants of up to £1,000 will be available for community groups that work directly with traditionally underrepresented people or communities who are not currently involved in science activities.

Funding has been made available from the British Science Association, which runs British Science Week, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Underrepresented people or communities include:

Gaming fundraiser for charity
11 September, 2019


Voscur members have had a busy summer campaigning and collaborating, and autumn looks just as exciting.

Women in social enterprise awards
5 September, 2019


The NatWest WISE100, which promotes women in social enterprise, and people of any gender who champion women, is open for nominations.

Being listed in the top 100 means national recognition for their work to create and manage a business that gives back to the community.

There are six categories, and an overall winner for each category:

Bristol Ageing Better has launched a new age-friendly business toolkit.

The toolkit is aimed at supporting local businesses that want to be more age-friendly.

The key mechanisms included in the toolkit are:

Arts organisations report
23 August, 2019


Arts Council England has released a report on the value of arts and culture in place-shaping, which has demonstrated that arts and culture can help build communities and increase wellbeing.

City Listening Project launch by Bristol Women's Voice
15 August, 2019


Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV) has been chosen to lead a transformative project with UK government funding from the Equalities Office, giving a voice to 400 women currently out of work in Bristol.

One Bristol Curriculum
31 July, 2019


A new city-wide curriculum for schools, the One Bristol Curriculum, will be created to highlight Bristol’s BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) history and the achievements of local people from BAME backgrounds. It will also tie into the One City Plan.


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