Keeping up with change - what to know about local political changes

17 June, 2024 - 18:11

With changes happening at Local Authority level, as well as the upcoming general election, and continuation of the One City approach, there is a lot to take in locally. We have prepared some information and resources in this article to help you get to grips with...

Spotlight on Forestry England's work at Westonbirt - Volunteers Week 2024

31 May, 2024 - 18:13

A few days ago, we had the pleasure of talking with Forestry England, who keep everything running over at the Westonbirt National Arboretum. Forestry England are an example of how to put community and inclusivity at the heart of volunteering – which is a key part of their programme.  


Spotlight on Lifeskills - Volunteers Week 2024

31 May, 2024 - 18:07

In the lead up to Volunteers Week, Voscur had the opportunity last week to visit Lifeskills about how their volunteers are vital to their organisation.

Lifeskills is a charity based at...

Spotlight on Alive Activities - Volunteers Week 2024

31 May, 2024 - 17:44

Last week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Alive, an organisation enhancing the lives of older adults, including through dementia support and nature activities. With the support of volunteers, they successfully run sessions in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset.


Announcing the winners of the Bristol Social Impact Awards 2024!

1 March, 2024 - 20:03

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Bristol Social Impact Awards 2024! The awards ceremony took place on the evening on February 29th 2024 at South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove.

Below are the winners for each category:

The Partnership Award...

The Bristol Social Impact Awards Ceremony is tonight!

29 February, 2024 - 14:43

The Bristol Social Impact Awards are back tonight (29th Feb 2024), where we will be celebrating the people that strive to make Bristol a great place to live, work and volunteer.


We received just under 300 nominations from...

Shortlisted candidates announced for Bristol Social Impact Awards 2024

20 February, 2024 - 18:08

Over the last few months we have been asking you, the public, to nominate the individuals, groups and organisations who you think are making amazing contributions to building community in Bristol and deserve some wider recognition. We were delighted to receive over 270 nominations!


Latest Pulse survey results suggest nearly half of VCSE services at risk

15 December, 2023 - 14:57


In March 2023, we launched our inaugural Pulse survey, and between July and October we completed our second iteration of the survey. Your responses were compared with what we found previously, as well as wider findings gathered on a National level.

One of the concerning results...

Bristol Women's Commission announce 16 days of activism

28 November, 2023 - 12:07

Bristol Women's Commission has written a letter to local media announcing 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, from November 25th until December 10th. The letter - to which Voscur CEO Rebecca Mear is a signatory - reads:...

Co-designing for improved health, social care and wellbeing BNSSG

9 November, 2023 - 16:20

Does your organisation work to improve health and wellbeing for people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG)?

Whether you’re working in the voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) sector, the local authority or if you’re a part of the Integrated Care System...