Colourful doors in apartment block to suggest community and diversity
19 May, 2021


The Month of Community is a new way of combining the many causes and awareness weeks in June, to make one month-long campaign that celebrates many people in our society who might otherwise be overlooked – for example, carers, refugees, and people facing loneliness.

You’ll recognise many of the awareness weeks and events taking place during the month, including Volunteers’ Week, Carers Week, Small Charity Week and Refugee Week, and this is a chance to amplify them all.

Coloured circular string lights on floor with black background
10 December, 2020


Updated 16/12/2020

We asked Voscur members and local organisations to send us details of their Christmas or seasonal campaigns. These ranged from products on sale to fundraising appeals and, of course, ongoing support running throughout the holidays into 2021.

At the end of a very challenging year for the city and the VCSE sector, we hope you will take the time to donate to these campaigns, or help promote them, to raise awareness.

Give Back 2020 logo for Giving Tuesday 2020
19 November, 2020


Giving Tuesday takes place this year on 1 December 2020, and all UK charities, voluntary organisations and community groups should get involved.

It’s a global event, held annually, to balance out people’s shopping sprees on Black Friday (which always takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving).

29 September, 2020

The Good Things Foundation has launched a new ‘Blueprint for a 100% Digitally Included UK’.

It is calling upon the government and other organisations to level-up opportunity and #FixTheDigitalDivide.

The campaign proposes:


The #NeverMoreNeeded social media campaign, which raises awareness of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in light of coronavirus, has issued a campaign pack with materials for VCSE organisations to use. 

Charity donation tin
17 August, 2020


YouGov profiling has revealed the factors that make people more likely to donate to charity and, whilst age, religion and gender all play a part, the amount of disposable income does not.

This means having a higher amount of disposable income doesn’t make you more inclined to donate than those with less money to spare. In fact, people with £1-125 of disposable income were most likely to donate to charity in the next three months.

Charity digital skills using digital devices: phone tablet and laptop
14 July, 2020


The Charity Digital Skills Report 2020 has been released, exploring the state of digital skills across the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, and tracking the impact of coronavirus on digital technology and service provision.

This report, the fourth in the annual series, was produced by Zoe Amar Digital and Skills Platform in partnership with Catalyst. Data was collected from 429 people in the VCSE sector from 3 March – 24 May 2020; 13% of respondents were from the South West. 

4 May, 2020

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) has published a new report that explores the VCSE sector’s contribution to the UK’s economy.

Giving Tuesday Now - 5 May 2020
29 April, 2020


The makers of Giving Tuesday, a global charity awareness drive that takes place every November, have announced that 5 May 2020 will be taken over by #GivingTuesdayNow: a special extra edition of Giving Tuesday, in light of the challenges that charitable organisations of all sizes face during coronavirus. 

#NeverMoreNeeded charity sector campaign
27 April, 2020


A new social media campaign, #NeverMoreNeeded, has highlighted the increasingly vital role that our Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations play in society during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The campaign, which launched just ahead of the BBC's Big Night In fundraising programme and the UK-wide Two Point Six Challenge, has been driven by leading VCSE sector organisations such as Charity Comms, Third Sector, NCVO, Charity Finance Group, Locality, the Directory of Social Change (DSC), and ACEVO. 


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