Young Trustees
5 November, 2019

 

Trustees’ Week 2019 is now in full swing, running from Monday 4 – Friday 8 November, and it’s a chance to thank your existing trustees, recruit new trustees, and make a pledge for trustee diversity.

AMISOM
10 October, 2019

 

Charities of all sizes can nominate their board for the Charity Governance Awards 2020, recognising the hard work of governing boards in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

Fair Saturday 30 November 2019 Bristol
3 October, 2019

 

Fair Saturday, a celebration of community organisations and culture in 180 cities around the world, returns on Saturday 30 November 2019, and Bristol is taking part once again.

Falling the day after Black Friday, Fair Saturday serves as an antidote to pre-Christmas sales pushes from large corporations, by championing local causes instead. This can involve anything from community choirs and theatre companies to market stalls and social enterprises.

Funded by ERVIC for Voscur members, this session will provide an overview of the impact of volunteering and ways in which we can measure it.

This course will:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 -
09:30 to 13:00
2 September, 2019

 

A new government consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace could have wide-ranging implications for VCSE organisations.

The consultation aims to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective.

Formal volunteering
30 July, 2019

 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has released findings from its latest Community Life Survey.

The annual survey provides official statistics on issues that are important to encouraging social action and empowering communities, including volunteering, giving, community engagement, well-being and loneliness.

16-24-year-olds volunteering survey
29 July, 2019

 

A new survey from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has revealed that those aged 16-24 are more likely to do something for charity than to watch Love Island or other major television programmes.

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.

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