Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - MBE for groups
15 July, 2019

 

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups in the UK, is open for nominations. This award acts as an MBE for voluntary groups that provide economic, environmental or social support to communities. 

Mud, obstacles and beer sports fundraising events in decline, according to report
12 July, 2019

 

A new report on fundraising through sports challenges has shown that Tough Mudder-style events are becoming less popular, but sponsorship pages for longer distance events (such as marathons) have generated higher value donations than ever before.

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.

18 June, 2019

 

The National Council of Volunteer Organisations (NCVO) has announced that Karl Wilding will take over as its new Chief Executive later this year.

He is currently the organisation’s Director of public policy and volunteering and will move into the role in the autumn.

Volunteers' Week 1-7 June 2019
30 May, 2019

 

To mark Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2019), let’s examine the huge range of volunteers in Bristol. People of all ages give their time and energy to charities, community groups and social enterprises in the city and, without their contributions, Bristol would be a less supportive and inclusive place.

 This lunchtime briefing will provide the basic information required to ensure that you are operating within the Law as well as give you a chance to share experience with others.

What is this course about?
To improve participants’ knowledge of legal issues and volunteering.

Who is the course for?
Staff newly working with and co-ordinating volunteers or wanting to update their knowledge.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 -
12:00 to 14:00
19 February, 2019

 

Blog written by Ailsa Cameron, Senior Lecturer in Policy Studies, University of Bristol, and Senior Research Fellow, NIHR School for Social Care Research

 

4 February, 2019

 

The NHS Long Term Plan was launched in January to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the service.

It aims to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes and sets out how the £20.5 billion budget settlement for the NHS, announced by the Prime Minister in summer 2018, will be spent over the next 5 years.

7 January, 2019

 

Bristol Community Health CIC and North Somerset Community Partnership CIC have announced their intention to merge. The merger will take place after August 2019, subject to a successful joint partnership bid for the Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Adults’ Community Healthcare Contract. This news follows the local CCG’s announcement today of its intention to commission a single provider to run the service from April 2020. 

7 January, 2019

 

Four projects based in Bristol have been awarded funding through the government’s £11.5 million Building Connections loneliness fund.

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