Arts organisations report

Report on the value of arts and culture in building communities

23 August, 2019 - 15:13

 

Arts Council England has released a report on the value of arts and culture in place-shaping, which has demonstrated that arts and culture can help build communities and increase wellbeing.

The...


Bristol City Council launches Social Value Toolkit

31 July, 2019 - 12:16

 

A new toolkit encouraging local businesses to measure their social value in Bristol has been launched in a bid to help organisations establish the positive impact they are having in the city.

The...


Engagement events VCSE Infrastructure Support

VCSE Infrastructure Support: Events, survey and consultation with Bristol City Council

17 July, 2019 - 15:48

 

Bristol City Council's funding of the city's voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, known as VCSE Infrastructure Support, is being reviewed over an eight-week consultation period.

The review includes running several engagement events, where VCSE organisations...


Institute of Fundraising launches first strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion in the profession

4 July, 2019 - 12:31

 

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has launched a new strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion amongst fundraisers, making a business case for a more...


West Women of the Year Awards 2019

West Women of the Year 2019 recognises leading lights of the VCSE sector

20 May, 2019 - 13:31

 

The West Women of the Year Awards 2019 acknowledged the contribution of female leaders and pioneers in the VCSE sector at last week’s ceremony.

Voscur’s CEO and a number of female leaders from member groups made the shortlist of 100 most inspiring women in the West and some were...


Blog: Charities are the lifeblood of our city

1 February, 2019 - 15:01

 

Blog written by Sandy Hore-Ruthven, former Chair of Trustees at Voscur

Meg and Adibah started...


Innovating out of adversity - a QuIP assessment of Voscur's work in Bristol

15 November, 2018 - 12:39

 

Funding support doesn’t lead directly to new funding; organisations tend to collaborate when they have to, but collaboration can have lots of positive spin-offs; better planning drives the most far-reaching organisational change, even more than increased income. These...


Voscurs awards nominations open until 20 December 2018

Voscurs voting deadline extended: make your nominations now

13 November, 2018 - 16:53

 

The nominations deadline for the next 'Voscurs', Bristol's social impact awards, has now been extended: you have until Thursday 20 December 2018 to nominate hard-working VCSE organisations. Whilst three of the six awards categories are decided by a panel of judges, the...


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...


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