This one-hour event is the first in a series of webinars to support trustees, and people thinking about becoming trustees, particularly legal professionals. 

The session will focus on what being a trustee involves, why trustees are important in communities, and how to find the right trustee role.

You will hear from a range of local organisations, including:

Monday, 21 September, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00


The #NeverMoreNeeded social media campaign, which raises awareness of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in light of coronavirus, has issued a campaign pack with materials for VCSE organisations to use. 

2 September, 2020


University of Bristol student volunteering support centre, Bristol Hub, wants to hear from charities and community groups that could benefit from a new programme that provides pro-bono consultancy for voluntary organisations.

Trustee and board diversity
26 August, 2020


A report into the barriers facing potential new trustees found that young people were put off applying to join charity boards by an “experience and expectation of racism” and the perception of board membership as “a club filled with old white men”.

Those with trustee experience described “micro aggressions” from other board members towards people of colour, and a sense that being younger meant their opinions were less important than older trustees.


Have you been working in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic? Whether you're a staff member at a community organisation or you're one of the 3,500 volunteers who helped with COVID relief efforts, Bristol City Council's Community Development Team invites you to a city conversation to share your views. 

This event involves looking at current developments on COVID-19, imagining what recovery might look like in the city, and the kind of help your community needs. There will be breakout discussions and networking opportunities.


Friday, 24 July, 2020 - 09:00 to 11:00
8 July, 2020


NCVO has published its latest research on the state of the UK’s VCSE sector.

The Civil Society Almanac is published annually, providing a comprehensive overview of facts and figures relating to the voluntary sector.

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.

Charity shop open after COVID-19
11 June, 2020


As many English charity shops look to reopen their doors from Monday 15 June, with social distancing regulations and COVID-secure guidelines in place and a likely reduction in volunteer numbers, the VCSE sector is calling for donors to consider the relevance and quality of the goods they donate.

26 May, 2020


Volunteers will be at the forefront of a new government public transport initiative that is being designed to deal with the increased pressure on routes as lockdown is lifted.

Journey Makers is being coordinated by Volunteering Matters on behalf of the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership and the Department for Transport.

4 May, 2020

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) has published a new report that explores the VCSE sector’s contribution to the UK’s economy.


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