Plan to release unused financial assets to charities

14 January, 2021 - 12:20


The government has said it will legislate to divert £800m in unclaimed financial assets to good causes as part of its coronavirus recovery plan. Although there are as yet no time frames included with this news, the potential for additional funding will come as good news to many...

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Who donates to food banks? YouGov profiles donors

13 January, 2021 - 14:34


YouGov has revealed detailed data about people who donate to food banks, based on its profiling research.

This helps build a picture of the average donor – their age, work status, location, and level of involvement with...

Nearly two-thirds of youth organisations in England are at risk of closure

5 January, 2021 - 16:14


Almost two-thirds of England’s youth organisations are at risk of closure, according to new research from the charity UK Youth.

Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has...

Refreshed Charity Governance Code: helping you drive board performance

23 December, 2020 - 18:50


There is no doubt that many VCSE organisations are currently under enormous pressure, and it was with this in mind that the Charity Governance Code steering group initially discussed whether 2020 was an appropriate time to update the Code. However,...

VCSE sector news round-up: Small Charities Data hub, updated Charity Governance Code, and more

17 December, 2020 - 16:33


In the rush before the Christmas holidays and the end of the year, it can be hard for your organisation to keep up with voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector news.

That’s why we’ve summarised the key...

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Voscur member news: Christmas and seasonal campaigns in Bristol

10 December, 2020 - 16:48


Updated 16/12/2020

We asked Voscur members and local organisations to send us details of their Christmas or seasonal campaigns. These ranged from products on sale to fundraising appeals and, of course, ongoing...

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Engaging Bristol communities for Census 2021

9 December, 2020 - 15:30


The next census will take place on 21 March 2021, and community engagement is vital to make sure we get accurate results – that’s why local engagement managers want to get in touch with community organisations in Bristol ahead of the day itself....

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Learning from Lockdown blog: Bristol COVID-19 support groups and mutual aid

25 November, 2020 - 15:59
Clare Daley Voscur

Blog written by Clare Daley, Community Outreach Coordinator at Voscur


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Learning from lockdown: How will a delayed recovery affect approaches to sector needs?

23 November, 2020 - 13:24


For our next Learning from Lockdown, we’re again going back to the start of the coronavirus pandemic in spring to review the initial impacts on Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations, and the development needs that appeared as a...

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Ways to inspire the public on Giving Tuesday

19 November, 2020 - 17:03


Giving Tuesday takes place this year on 1 December 2020, and all UK charities, voluntary organisations and community groups should get involved.

It’s a global event, held annually, to balance out people’s shopping sprees...