Designing a New Social Reality report by Black South West Network

BSWN launches major new report on Bristol’s VCSE sector future beyond COVID-19

18 March, 2021 - 17:06


Black South West Network (BSWN) has launched an important new report focusing on Bristol’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector and its recovery after COVID-19.

The report, called D...

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Ninety-six per cent of single parents call for protection under the Equality Act

10 March, 2021 - 15:09


A new report from Single Parent Rights has revealed that 96% of single parents want being a single parent added as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act, reflecting the discrimination...

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Hidden Leaders report by ACEVO shows lack of leaders with disabilities

11 February, 2021 - 18:07


A new report looking at leaders with disability in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector suggests that people with disabilities aren’t fully represented, supported or understood.

According to the...

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,...

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Charity calls for two weeks’ statutory bereavement leave in the UK

9 November, 2020 - 12:07


The charity Sue Ryder is calling for statutory bereavement leave to support people who are grieving. Whilst statutory paid leave would have an initial cost, Sue Ryder believes the long-term benefits outweigh this and offset the current £23 billion lost to the economy...

Learning from Lockdown: Tracking stories of change using the QuIP methodology

22 October, 2020 - 14:57


For our next Learning from Lockdown, we’re going back to the start of the year to review which factors caused change in the VCSE sector before the pandemic hit.


Charity Commission extends online AGM legislation

6 October, 2020 - 14:58


The Charity Commission has extended legislation allowing charities to hold online AGMs to 30 December.

The section of the...

Good Things Foundation launches digital blueprint for the UK

29 September, 2020 - 19:51

The Good Things Foundation has launched a new ‘Blueprint for a 100% Digitally Included UK’.

It is calling upon the government and other organisations to level-up opportunity and #FixTheDigitalDivide.


New report highlights the impact of COVID-19 on Bristol’s VCSE sector

29 September, 2020 - 16:07


Black South West Network (BSWN) has completed new research highlighting the impact that COVID-19 has had on Bristol’s VCSE sector.

The report, Priority Areas for Investment for an...

VCSE organisations to benefit from new digital advertising VAT rules

16 September, 2020 - 15:09


Organisations which invest in digital advertising are set to make large VAT savings after HM Revenue & Customs issued updated guidance on...