15 July, 2019
15 July, 2019

Bristol City Council is consulting on the introduction of a clean air zone (CAZ) to the city.

Two options have been put forward that aim to lower pollution in the shortest possible time. They also aim to minimise any impact for people on lower incomes. The consultation runs for six weeks with the deadline for responses on Monday 12 August 2019.

Status of UK Fundraising 2019 Benchmark Report
9 July, 2019

 

Blackbaud and the Institute of Fundraising have launched The Status of UK Fundraising 2019 Benchmark Reportbased on a survey of over 1,000 fundraising professionals.

It is the second year that the report has been published, offering an in-depth view of the status the not-for-profit sector in the UK.

 

This is part of a toolkit that summarises a suite of resources and tools developed by DOT PROJECT in partnership with key experts as part of the Charity Digital Leaders programme.

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide organisations with a starting point to assess their digital approach.  More comprehensive support and guidance can be found in the presentations from the training sessions, to request a copy of these please email:  info@voscur.org

 

This is part of a toolkit that summarises a suite of resources and tools developed by DOT PROJECT in partnership with key experts as part of the Charity Digital Leaders programme.

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide organisations with a starting point to assess their digital approach.  More comprehensive support and guidance can be found in the presentations from the training sessions, to request a copy of these please email:  info@voscur.org

3 July, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is consulting on its Polling Districts and Polling Places Review.

The review identifies potential changes to polling stations and polling district boundaries. It also ensures proper and efficient distribution of polling stations to enable the democratic process.

 

This is part of a toolkit that summarises a suite of resources and tools developed by DOT PROJECT in partnership with key experts as part of the Charity Digital Leaders programme.

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide organisations with a starting point to assess their digital approach.  More comprehensive support and guidance can be found in the presentations from the training sessions, to request a copy of these please email:  info@voscur.org

GiftAid logo and money
25 June, 2019

 

Charity Tax Group is calling on interested organisations to join a working group that will review Gift Aid from a practical and strategic perspective.

The working group will complement and inform an existing HMRC-led Gift Aid working group and HMRC officials have tasked CTG with preparing a paper on this issue, with interim conclusions likely to be published by the end of 2019.

20 June, 2019

 

The total number of voluntary organisations remains relatively stable, but there is a notable growth among bigger organisations according to the latest UK Civil Society Almanac.

Despite the growth in bigger organisations, the voluntary sector is dominated by small organisations that operate locally. Eight in ten organisations have an income of less than £100,000.

19 June, 2019

 

Voscur Trustee and Sector Leader Suzanne Thompson is CEO of The Restore Trust. In this article she explains why the latest probation reforms need to go further to ensure voluntary sector involvement.

 

I was among the many who welcomed the proposed reforms of the probation service last month.

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