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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Bristol’s Quality of Life survey - help inform local service provision

31 May, 2017 - 12:22
 
Bristol’s Quality of Life survey provides an annual snapshot of people’s lifestyles and how they feel about living in Bristol. It gives local residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about living in Bristol, local public services, and what they think needs to be done...

Bristol Communities Statement following terror attack at Manchester Arena

31 May, 2017 - 11:38
 
Following the recent devastating events in Manchester, a collection of Bristol VCSE sector groups, local institutions and faith groups have come together to put out a Communities Statement to the people of Bristol and beyond.
 
Inspired by the courage and...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK)

26 May, 2017 - 14:12

 

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding through the Foyles Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books.

The Foundation will also...


Looked After Children and Young Carers Programme (UK)

26 May, 2017 - 14:10

 

The British and Foreign School Society has launched a new programme dedicated to improving approaches to the educational attainment of ‘looked after children' and young carers in the UK. Government data shows that looked after children have significantly poorer educational outcomes than...


Funding for Community Youth Projects (UK)

26 May, 2017 - 14:00

 

Telecoms provider O2 "Think Big with O2" youth programme is currently open for applications. The programme supports young people in the UK (aged between 13 and 25) who want to use digital technology to make positive changes to their communities. Initially funding of £300 is available to...


New Social Investment website launched

26 May, 2017 - 10:38

 

A new website, designed to help charities and social enterprises to engage with social investment opportunities, has been launched. Good Finance promises to help organisations understand what social investment is, and decide...


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....

Volunteers' Week 2017 is fast approaching!

25 May, 2017 - 12:09
 
It’s just two weeks until Volunteers’ Week 2017, the annual event from 1-7 June to celebrate the difference volunteers make to every community across the country! 
 
There are over 250 events on the national...

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...


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