24 June, 2020


Ambition Community Energy (ACE), a community-owned business led by residents of Lawrence Weston, has secured an investment of £150,000 from City Funds, for a wind turbine project that will reduce local fuel poverty and power nearly 4,000 houses.

17 June, 2020

New research on the role that the VCSE sector played during the coronavirus suggests that community organisations should be trusted to lead the post-pandemic recovery.

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.

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00

Convincing funders and investors of the need for your organisation’s work is increasingly challenging. This course looks at how best to make use of the data that is available to you and what you can collect to make your case. Dr Lorna Henry is a Voscur Associate and an evaluator and consultant with experience as a researcher in the education, health, social care and community sectors. She is the evaluator and critical friend for the SPAN History Project which is based at Wellspring Settlement. 

Thursday, 21 May, 2020 - 09:30 to Friday, 22 May, 2020 - 12:30

This session looks at the new landscape of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector that has emerged during the crisis and how to collaborate and co-operate to meet your mission. 

What is this course about?

This course is about collaboration and managing positive relationships for public benefit in the COVID-19 crisis.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 - 09:30 to 13:30
14 April, 2020


The West of England Civil Society Partnership (WoECSP) has outlined the role that many Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are playing in coordinated efforts to respond to coronavirus.

At this challenging time, the VCSE sector in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is working in partnership with:

Coronavirus information
23 March, 2020


Like other cities, Bristol is experiencing an incredibly fast rise in the number of grass-roots groups emerging in response to the pandemic and its consequences. We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone in all communities across Bristol for this amazing response. 

12 March, 2020


March has so far been a strange month for the VCSE sector, as the local and national picture of coronavirus changes every day, and Voscur members make their business plans as flexible as possible (you may want to bookmark our new coronavirus briefing).


We are looking at how social housing is let in Bristol and want to hear your views. If you are from Redcliffe , we want to hear from you.

Tell us about the housing situation in your area, how the council's lettings decisions affect your community and how you think we can improve the way social housing is let.

This event is organised in association with Redcliffe Forum and Locality.

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 19:15 to 21:15


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