Bristol gives back: Freedom of Mind Festival, Bristol Giving and Social Saturday

24 September, 2018 - 12:40

 

Three big community-focused events are coming up in the next few weeks...


VCSE sector to play pivotal role in Bristol’s adult care and support

31 July, 2018 - 14:55

The VCSE sector will play a key role in delivering adult care and support according to Bristol City Council’s new market provision statement.

Launched in early July, ‘Working with us for Better Lives’ sets out the council’s vision...


Blog: an update on Bristol's social value and the VCSE sector

14 December, 2017 - 12:20

Blog written by Mark Hubbard, Head of Commissioning at Voscur.

I gave evidence on behalf of Bristol VCSE sector at yesterday’s Scrutiny Task and Finish Group on Council...


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...

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-...

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”....

Consultation about Supporting People services launched

14 June, 2017 - 14:31
 
Bristol City Council has launched a city-wide consultation on proposals to save £1.8m from its Supporting People budget. This equates to a reduction of 25 per cent of current funding.
 
Supporting People is a collection of free prevention services, which are...

Your chance to shape the Bristol Behaviour Change for Healthier Lifestyles Programme

18 May, 2017 - 16:26

 

Bristol City Council is now consulting on the Bristol Behaviour Change for healthier lifestyles programme, which is designed to meet the needs of people in the city who wish to change their lifestyle behaviour.

This programme represents a significant change to the current...


Bristol’s social value on track

21 February, 2017 - 21:36
A report on Bristol City Council’s progress in instilling social value into its commissioning and procurement processes suggests that the City is on track to meeting its targets.  
 
These targets, as set out in the Social Value Policy which was adopted by the Council in...