How will the Conservative Metro Mayor work with the VCSE sector?

5 May, 2017 - 10:59

The results of the Metro Mayor election are in, with Conservative Tim Bowles winning by a small margin - 4,377 votes ahead of Labour's Lesley Mansell.

Mr Bowles will control a budget of...

Exciting speed-matching event for free marketing development support!

4 May, 2017 - 11:12


Voscur is collaborating with the Media Trust to organise an exciting ‘speedmatching’ event, aimed at introducing local charities to marketing volunteers who can help them to spread their message and raise their profile.

This joint event, taking place at the Bristol Energy Hub,...

What will the Metro Mayor do for the voluntary sector?

28 April, 2017 - 16:54

Thursday 4 May 2017 sees an historic election for the first Mayor for the new West of England Combined Authority (...

Tackle the problem of street harassment in Bristol

27 April, 2017 - 16:05
Bristol Zero Tolerance has launched a 'Bristol Street Harassment Project' campaign to address and tackle the problem of street harassment in Bristol.
More than 80% of women worldwide and many LGBTQ individuals experience street harassment. In the UK 64% of women of all...

New Engineering Training Opportunities for Young People

24 April, 2017 - 12:54
Weston College is working with GKN Aerospace in Filton to develop a new course which prepares young people to become work ready.
The free course, titled ‘Movement into Work’, is a traineeship which lasts 10 weeks and is aimed at people between the ages of 16 and 24 who...

Bristol’s Volunteer Centre to close

24 April, 2017 - 09:59


It is with great regret that Voscur announces that Bristol’s Volunteer Centre will be closing on 10 May 2017.

Voscur will continue to support local social action by providing a regular Volunteer Organisers’ Forum and good practice resources to support the management of volunteers...

A snap general election – what should charities be doing?

20 April, 2017 - 10:20
Chris Walker, a Senior External Relations Officer at NCVO, has published an interesting blog this week, following the announcement of a snap general election in June 2017.
The announcement, which came as a shock to many and will have ramifications across sectors - the...

Esmee Fairbairn Small Grants Programme

20 April, 2017 - 10:01

Grants of up to £1,000 are available through the South West Foundation's Small Grant Programme to help people most in need in our communities.


Exciting 'speedmatching' event for support with your marketing!

20 April, 2017 - 09:49
Voscur is collaborating with the Media Trust to organise an exciting ‘speedmatching’ event, aimed at introducing local charities* to marketing...

Hundreds of computers up for grabs as part of reuse project

11 April, 2017 - 10:14


Over 400 reconditioned computers and laptops are available to be bought by residents who may not otherwise be able to afford them. The equipment is being made available through Bristol Computer Reuse in partnership with Byteback IT Solutions and Bristol City Council to provide...