Continuing campaigning in the midst of party politics

1 June, 2017 - 10:40
 
Voscur have received the following statement from NCVO about charity campaigning ahead of the general election. We wanted to share this with our members so that you can feel confident in your campaigning and continue your great work in Bristol and beyond.
 
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Tests for the West: Devolution to the West of England

25 May, 2017 - 12:22
 
Shortly before Tim Bowles was elected the first ‘metro mayor’ for the West of England, a group of academics, local government representatives, Whitehall officials and trade unionists gathered in Bristol to discuss the opportunities and challenges for devolution to the region....

Stonewall releases UK General Election 2017 Manifesto

24 May, 2017 - 10:58

 

In the lead-up to the General Election, LGBT charity Stonewall has released a Manifesto around the rights and equality of LGBT people. Its tagline: “acceptance without exception”.

The Manifesto sets out pertinent questions to ask local candidates around LGBT issues, and...


Election: Manifesto Hub - charities' policy priorities for the next government

22 May, 2017 - 12:33
 
The key political parties have published their manifestos ahead of the general election on 8 June. Alongside these, many expert VCSE sector organisations, along with those in other sectors, have come forward, putting on record their policy priorities for the next parliament. ...

Bristol West Question Time event cancelled

22 May, 2017 - 11:31
 
Due to the terrible events in Manchester last night, all campaign activity ahead of the general election has been suspended today. Therefore, the decision has been taken to cancel the Bristol West Question Time event which was due to take place tonight at the Trinity Centre....

The General Election and the VCSE Sector

18 May, 2017 - 13:42

 

What do the party manifestos say about the VCSE sector?

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The national state of our sector - what does it mean for you?

12 May, 2017 - 11:39
 
Earlier this week, the NCVO published its 2017 edition of the UK Civil Society Almanac, covering the period of 2014/2015. The Almanac brings together data from charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys to provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and economy of...

How will the Conservative Metro Mayor work with the VCSE sector?

5 May, 2017 - 10:59

The results of the Metro Mayor election are in, with Conservative Tim Bowles winning by a small margin - 4,377 votes ahead of Labour's Lesley Mansell.

Mr Bowles will control a budget of...


What will the Metro Mayor do for the voluntary sector?

28 April, 2017 - 16:54

Thursday 4 May 2017 sees an historic election for the first Mayor for the new West of England Combined Authority (...


A snap general election – what should charities be doing?

20 April, 2017 - 10:20
Chris Walker, a Senior External Relations Officer at NCVO, has published an interesting blog this week, following the announcement of a snap general election in June 2017.
 
The announcement, which came as a shock to many and will have ramifications across sectors - the...

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