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Ways to inspire the public on Giving Tuesday

19 November, 2020 - 17:03


Giving Tuesday takes place this year on 1 December 2020, and all UK charities, voluntary organisations and community groups should get involved.

It’s a global event, held annually, to balance out people’s shopping sprees...

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Bristol City Council consultation open for second Bristol Impact Fund

17 November, 2020 - 12:04


Bristol City Council has opened a public consultation on a proposed second round of the Bristol Impact Fund, for 2021-2025, which will continue to tackle...

Community is strength word-based poster on fence

Government issues updated guidance on volunteering in the pandemic

16 November, 2020 - 15:29

Following an initial update from the Office for Civil Society in early November, the government has issued new and detailed guidance on safe and effective volunteering in...

Flowers arranged in tribute by bereaved person

Charity calls for two weeks’ statutory bereavement leave in the UK

9 November, 2020 - 12:07


The charity Sue Ryder is calling for statutory bereavement leave to support people who are grieving. Whilst statutory paid leave would have an initial cost, Sue Ryder believes the long-term benefits outweigh this and offset the current £23 billion lost to the economy...

Office for Civil Society issues new guidance on volunteering during lockdown

3 November, 2020 - 10:20


The Office for Civil Society (part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) has issued new guidance on volunteering during the second lockdown in England, which is set to last from Thursday 5 November until at least Wednesday 2 December 2020....

Online peer support network meeting using Zoom

Voscur launches online peer networks for the VCSE sector

2 November, 2020 - 16:52


Voscur has launched two online peer networks for local people in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE sector), helping them share ideas and insight, look for solutions to problems, and connect with others in an informal setting. ...

Learning from Lockdown: Tracking stories of change using the QuIP methodology

22 October, 2020 - 14:57


For our next Learning from Lockdown, we’re going back to the start of the year to review which factors caused change in the VCSE sector before the pandemic hit.


Charity trustees are #NeverMoreNeeded - now is the time to join Voscur's board

15 October, 2020 - 22:06


Charities and social enterprises have never needed strong leadership more than during this year. Local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations have proved themselves to be a backbone for communities everywhere. As an integral part of Bristol's communities for over 20...

Voscur Chief Executive recognised with an MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours 

12 October, 2020 - 14:00

Voscur Chief Executive recognised with an MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours 

Voscur’s Chief Executive, Sandra Meadows, has been recognised with an MBE in the Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours list. Her MBE is in recognition of her service to the community of Bristol over 30...

Charity Commission extends online AGM legislation

6 October, 2020 - 14:58


The Charity Commission has extended legislation allowing charities to hold online AGMs to 30 December.

The section of the...