Help break down barriers and improve the experiences of young people who volunteer ‘full time’

20 September, 2017 - 11:52
 
The Government is looking to better support charities and young people to participate in ‘full-time social action’. It is consulting with young people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to find out how the full-time volunteering experience can be...

A quicker, slicker Annual Return form? Find out about the Charity Commission's proposed changes and take part in the consultation

4 September, 2017 - 14:44

 

Fewer questions for smaller charities; tailored advice and updates; and a more proactive approach to dealing with common governance issues are amongst the expected perks of the Charity Commission’s proposed new Annual Return form.
 
Before the changes are...

Bristol Safeguarding Adults and Children Boards launch a new joint website

24 August, 2017 - 15:38
 
The Bristol Safeguarding Adults and Children Boards have launched a new joint website. This website will now act as the focal point for all safeguarding information relating to adults and children for both residents and professionals alike.
 
The site is...

Join the conversation: In times of change and upheaval, how can we work together and build bridges in our communities?

23 August, 2017 - 15:12
 
Submit your response to The Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement by Friday, 8th September.
 
Most would agree we live in a time of great change and upheaval: Brexit, the recent terrorist attacks, and phenomena such as in-...

£1 billion for the West of England over the next 30 years - but will it reach everybody? Help shape the strategy now

23 August, 2017 - 14:15
 
In the recently published West of England Strategy (WoE) discussion paper, Metro Mayor Tim Bowles lays out his plans for the next four years and pledges to work with “councils and business to lead a region that delivers on economic growth”. 
 
The...

Key findings from The UK Civil Society Almanac, 2017

10 August, 2017 - 11:37
 
“The UK Civil Society Almanac, published annually by NCVO, is the definitive reference publication for anybody interested in the voluntary sector, and its role in civil society. Widely cited by the media, it is used extensively by policy makers and sector leaders”....

Brexit Health Alliance outlines "collective asks" as the UK negotiates leave terms

9 August, 2017 - 13:27
 
As Brexit negotiations continue, The Brexit Health Alliance (BHA) has put forward...

Government publishes guidance on the Brexit ‘Repeal Bill’ for businesses and organisations

4 August, 2017 - 11:16
 
The Government has published a guide for businesses and organisations around the passage of the Repeal Bill. It provides an...

Council cuts to the Supporting People budget: have your say before 5th September

2 August, 2017 - 15:01

 

A combination of drastic reductions to central government grants and the rising demands of an ...

Consultation on Council Tax Reduction Scheme - have your say!

11 July, 2017 - 11:34

 

Bristol City Council is currently reviewing its Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme for 2018/19 and is seeking local people’s views on the issue.

Council Tax Reduction (CTR) is a discount scheme that is operated by all English councils to support households who have a low income...


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