23 December, 2020


Flowers arranged in tribute by bereaved person
9 November, 2020


The charity Sue Ryder is calling for statutory bereavement leave to support people who are grieving. Whilst statutory paid leave would have an initial cost, Sue Ryder believes the long-term benefits outweigh this and offset the current £23 billion lost to the economy due to grief.

22 October, 2020


For our next Learning from Lockdown, we’re going back to the start of the year to review which factors caused change in the VCSE sector before the pandemic hit.

6 October, 2020


The Charity Commission has extended legislation allowing charities to hold online AGMs to 30 December.

The section of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act was brought in to allow charities to be run under coronavirus restrictions.

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:

29 September, 2020


Black South West Network (BSWN) has completed new research highlighting the impact that COVID-19 has had on Bristol’s VCSE sector.

The report, Priority Areas for Investment for an effective VCSE recovery post-Covid, assesses how to foster greater community resilience in the new operating environment, and ultimately provide evidence for a thoroughly informed sector that can strengthen a post-lockdown recovery strategy.


A full-scale policy conference with a range of influential keynote speakers, this event will cover COVID-19 response in the VCSE sector, communicating the value of our work, policy and regulation, data protection and fundraising innovation. 

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 - 08:30 to 13:00


This one-day conference from the Directory of Social Change will help charity and non-profit leaders and board members shape their policies, direction and mission. It is an opportunity to discuss current issues in the VCSE sector, ask questions, and learn from peers. 

Panel discussions will cover topics such as racism in the sector, resilient leadership, online leadership and recuiting a strong board of trustees. 

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 - 08:45 to 17:00
16 September, 2020


Organisations which invest in digital advertising are set to make large VAT savings after HM Revenue & Customs issued updated guidance on the subject.

Until now, most digital advertising has been subject to VAT and those charitable organisations using advertising agencies were having this cost passed on to them.

11 August, 2020


Bristol City Council has launched a new survey, giving citizens the opportunity to help shape the future of the city as it rebuilds following lockdown and adapts to the challenges posed by COVID-19.


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