Get ready for NCVO’s ‘A Day in the Life’ work shadowing scheme!

22 September, 2017 - 14:43
 
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in Government?
 
Are you eager to share voluntary sector expertise with Government workers?
 
If you are looking for a unique way to boost your skillset, networks and gain valuable experience...

Important new Charity Commission guidance on reporting serious incidents

22 September, 2017 - 12:40
 
The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on reporting serious incidents, following growing concern that they are being under-reported by charities. 
 
Last year, charities reported 2,181 incidents to the Commission, over half of which (55%) related to...

Arts on referral: why we need a more creative approach to health and wellbeing

20 September, 2017 - 15:08
 
“I no longer take any medication and, although I am not without problems, I find that as long as I can paint I can cope” – art on prescription service-user 
 
VCSE organisations that use the arts* for therapeutic purposes will...

Guest blog: Creative city, creative healthcare - Bristol’s Arts on Referral Alliance

20 September, 2017 - 15:08

 

Bristol’s social prescribing ‘movement’ has gathered momentum over the past few years with a plan for a city-wide approach to be considered by the Health and Wellbeing Board at its next meeting in October.

Away from the world of strategy, the frontline work...


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...

The Youth Investment Fund awards £2.5 million to Bristol’s voluntary sector

13 September, 2017 - 13:11

 

On 5th September 2017, VCSE organisations in England were awarded £40 million to boost the life chances and skills of 300,000 disadvantaged young people.

The Youth Investment Fund (YIF) comprises money from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) matched...


The new Charity Governance Code – what you need to know

13 September, 2017 - 12:32
 
A new version of the Charity Governance Code has been published, setting out higher standards for governance for charities. This new Code is essential reading for all trustees. It is deliberately aspirational and using it will help trustee boards to review and improve their...

Refresh of Bristol Corporate Parenting Strategy and the Pledge to Children in Care and Care Leavers

12 September, 2017 - 12:24

 

In November 2015 Bristol launched the current Corporate Parenting Strategy and Pledge to Children in Care and Care Leavers. Whilst the strategy is designed for Bristol City Council and ...


Journey to Justice Bristol

7 September, 2017 - 11:45
 
Voscur is supporting an exciting programme of events that are being planned in Bristol this October to honour past and present social justice movements, in Bristol and across the world. Bristol is proud to host the Journey to Justice (JtoJ) travelling exhibition and use this as a...

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...

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