22 May, 2017
 
Due to the terrible events in Manchester last night, all campaign activity ahead of the general election has been suspended today. Therefore, the decision has been taken to cancel the Bristol West Question Time event which was due to take place tonight at the Trinity Centre.
 
To find out more about the election and candidates running in Bristol and the South West, visit the Bristol Post's comprehensive resource page here.
18 May, 2017

 

What do the party manifestos say about the VCSE sector?

Read Civil Society Voices' digest here

12 May, 2017
 
Earlier this week, the NCVO published its 2017 edition of the UK Civil Society Almanac, covering the period of 2014/2015. The Almanac brings together data from charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys to provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and economy of the UK voluntary sector, and is full of information on a range of topics including finance, workforce and volunteering.
 

Tech4Good Bristol is a free quarterly event for people who are interested in using digital technologies (web, mobile, data) for social good. These events are great opportunities to learn what others are trying, see successful projects and platforms, hear about developing technologies, make new friends and collaborate on new projects.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 15 June, 2017 -
18:00 to 20:30
5 May, 2017

The results of the Metro Mayor election are in, with Conservative Tim Bowles winning by a small margin - 4,377 votes ahead of Labour's Lesley Mansell.

The West of England Civil Society Partnership (WoECSP) is a registered Community Interest Company established by Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) infrastructure and support organisations across the West of England . The partnership, originally established in 2011, brings together Voscur, CVS South Gloucestershire, The Care Forum, Voluntary Action North Somerset, Wesport, West of England Rural Network and the newly formed B&NES Third Sector Group.

The role of the Partnership is to provide:

28 April, 2017

Thursday 4 May 2017 sees an historic election for the first Mayor for the new West of England Combined Authority (WECA), covering Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

20 April, 2017
Chris Walker, a Senior External Relations Officer at NCVO, has published an interesting blog this week, following the announcement of a snap general election in June 2017.
 
The announcement, which came as a shock to many and will have ramifications across sectors - the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is no exception. The blog encourages groups to begin thinking about what they should be doing now to make sure they are part of the debate and aware of the important issues that will affect them.
 
5 April, 2017
On 4th May 2017, the new West of England Combined Authority – alongside five other regions across the country – will be holding elections for metro mayors. 
 
Devolution will mean that more decisions will be made locally on issues including regional transport, housing, adult education and skills.  Central government has committed to channelling £30m a year towards this fund over a 30-year period.
 

This interactive training course explains the radicalisation processes from an educational perspective. It supports professionals working with young people to equip them to better understand and answer questions and the social needs of young people who are engaging with extreme ideals. In the training we focus on the following questions:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 -
09:30 to 13:30

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