The UK’s VCSE sector – the outlook for 2021

1 February, 2021 - 11:20


Attempting to consider Brexit, Covid, the breakup of the UK and Climate Change’s impact on the VCSE sector, The Road Ahead 2021 report is nothing...

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Blog: What is your organisation doing to support staff in lockdown?

22 January, 2021 - 11:43
Polly Voscur

Blog written by Polly Allen, Digital Marketing and Communications Officer at Voscur


Architectural plan for residential development at former Blake Centre, Lockleaze, Bristol

Consultation: Proposal of Extra Care Living Scheme in Lockleaze

19 January, 2021 - 12:48


A new residential development is being proposed on the site of the former Blake Centre in Lockleaze, with a mixture of Extra Care Housing for older people with care needs, and housing for younger people.

The consultation period has now begun, with public feedback from the...

Support for keyworker and frontline staff mental health

18 January, 2021 - 14:10


Are you worried about a key worker's mental health during the pandemic? Whether they are a medical professional, a teacher, a care worker or a postal worker, there's help available. The initiative Our Frontline offers one...

Plan to release unused financial assets to charities

14 January, 2021 - 12:20


The government has said it will legislate to divert £800m in unclaimed financial assets to good causes as part of its coronavirus recovery plan. Although there are as yet no time frames included with this news, the potential for additional funding will be good news to many organisations...

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Who donates to food banks? YouGov profiles donors

13 January, 2021 - 14:34


YouGov has revealed detailed data about people who donate to food banks, based on its profiling research.

This helps build a picture of the average donor – their age, work status, location, and level of involvement with...

Nearly two-thirds of youth organisations in England are at risk of closure

5 January, 2021 - 16:14


Almost two-thirds of England’s youth organisations are at risk of closure, according to new research from the charity UK Youth.

Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has...

Refreshed Charity Governance Code: helping you drive board performance

23 December, 2020 - 18:50


There is no doubt that many VCSE organisations are currently under enormous pressure, and it was with this in mind that the Charity Governance Code steering group initially discussed whether 2020 was an appropriate time to update the Code. However,...

VCSE sector news round-up: Small Charities Data hub, updated Charity Governance Code, and more

17 December, 2020 - 16:33


In the rush before the Christmas holidays and the end of the year, it can be hard for your organisation to keep up with voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector news.

That’s why we’ve summarised the key...

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Voscur member news: Christmas and seasonal campaigns in Bristol

10 December, 2020 - 16:48


Updated 16/12/2020

We asked Voscur members and local organisations to send us details of their Christmas or seasonal campaigns. These ranged from products on sale to fundraising appeals and, of course, ongoing...