18 July, 2018
3 July, 2018

The Avon and Somerset Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) has now published the commissioning plan for a range of victim services for the area. This follows a period of consultation in which feedback was invited from a wide range of stakeholders.
The PCC is responsible for the commissioning of local victim services such as emotional support for victims, independent sexual violence advisors and modern slavery support. New services will be put in place from April 2019 when the current contracts and grants conclude.

22 May, 2018

After a successful crowdfunding campaign and a year off, Get Growing is back for 2018 with even more community gardens, allotments and orchards opening their gates across Bristol. As well as showcasing the committed work of volunteers and local people from the community, Get Growing demonstrates how such spaces help with community wellbeing, healthy eating, skills development and beautifying little- known parts of Bristol. Get Growing does what it says on the tin - it's all about getting more people in the city involved in growing!

10 May, 2018

For a few years now, a global cultural movement has been building, as a positive response to Black Friday. In 2018 - it is coming to Bristol!

The concept of Black Friday sits very differently with different people. Although embraced by a large number, who take to the shops in their droves, many others object to the consumerism on varying grounds, wanting something more enriching for local people to get involved in.

9 February, 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has circulated an update on developments with Universal Credit and Universal Support. Click here to view the bulletin.

When will Bristol move onto Universal Credit?

18 January, 2018

This week, the Government announced the appointment of Tracy Crouch as the UK's Minister for Loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox. An issue affecting about nine million UK people, young and old, loneliness is a big challenge for our communities and the VCSE organisations that serve them.

8 January, 2018

People in the UK remain willing to become involved in society but attracting people from more diverse backgrounds remains a challenge, says a new report from NCVO.

8 January, 2018
Bristol Homeless Connect is a new website providing a single online access point for information and help on rough sleeping in Bristol.
The website includes links to local organisations that offer support to those experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. It also includes information on how local people can get involved in the fight to end homelessness in our City, either through volunteering, donating or supporting the work of local VCSE organisations.
18 December, 2017


To deliver on citizens’ high hopes during tough times, working more effectively with local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) is a smart place to start. Voscur’s submission to Bristol City Council’s corporate strategy and budget consultation therefore sets out a number of ways the VCSE sector is able to play a full and meaningful role in shaping the future of our city and its citizens.

13 December, 2017


The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and third sectors. Read Voscur’s digest of the Government’s proposals here.


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