10 October, 2017
Black History Month takes place in October and celebrates the culture, history and achievements of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities.
For many years, Bristol has gone to great lengths to celebrate Black History Month and 2017 is no exception. There is a varied programme of events planned across the city this October, including music, exhibitions, theatre, workshops, walks, talks and more!
Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees, says:
29 September, 2017


Saturday, 14 October, 2017 - 11:30 to 13:30
4 October, 2017
Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) has committed £880,000 to commission exciting new initiatives that help older people in the city enjoy a fulfilling later life. 
The money will fund nine projects which focus on reducing social isolation by improving wellbeing, and empowering older people. These include therapy-based support and activities, food and nutrition projects and intergenerational work.
3 October, 2017


A new report by the LGBT Foundation has found that trans people face a range of barriers when accessing most mainstream health services and often avoid accessing services at all.

This report draws on evidence from across the UK and presents an assessment of the needs and experiences of trans people in relation to health and wellbeing. It also highlights valuable ways in which trans people have organised and advocated for and among themselves.

The report finds that:

2 October, 2017
The Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund is a community initiative to provide bus tickets for destitute asylum seekers and vulnerable refugees (especially women) in Bristol. Every donation made is match-funded by First Bus and goes towards a monthly allocation of free bus tickets.
Why this is important


The schools' funding crisis

How bad is it?

How is it harming our children?

What can we do about it?

The Government claims that the money they are putting into schools will solve the funding crisis. That is simply not true.

This is not a 'talking shop' meeting. Its aims are to:

Thursday, 5 October, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00
20 September, 2017
The Government is looking to better support charities and young people to participate in ‘full-time social action’. It is consulting with young people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to find out how the full-time volunteering experience can be improved, and common barriers could be overcome.
The review will gather evidence on the current opportunities available, the current status of full-time volunteers, the impact of full-time social action on young people and their communities.
7 September, 2017
Voscur is supporting an exciting programme of events that are being planned in Bristol this October to honour past and present social justice movements, in Bristol and across the world. Bristol is proud to host the Journey to Justice (JtoJ) travelling exhibition and use this as a central point from which to examine our own history.

Thank you for your interest in attending the VCSE Strategy and Compact revision event.

Regretfully, due to low numbers, the 11 October event has been cancelled. However we still have places available for our engagement event on Thursday 5 October 2017 and would love to see you there. This event is taking place from 10am - 12pm at St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Rd, Bristol, BS2 8XJ.

Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00


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