Place Based Social Action – funding opportunity from DCMS and the Big Lottery

1 November, 2017 - 10:13

On 17th October the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched its Place Based Social Action (PBSA) Fund which is a joint £4.5m programme also involving the Big Lottery Fund. For the detail of what is required and how to apply, please go to:...


Royal Foundation announces new sports coaching apprenticeship scheme for Bristol

25 October, 2017 - 13:31

 

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry has announced that Bristol will be one of three new cities to offer Coach Core, the innovative sports apprenticeship scheme launched by The Royal Foundation during the London 2012 Games.

The new programme...


Be a Voscur Advocate - a vital voice for our sector

11 October, 2017 - 11:58

 

Voscur is currently looking for enthusiastic, talented individuals to become Voscur Advocates.

Voscur Advocates play a key role in the city, ensuring that the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector is involved in strategic and operational decision making on a...


Black History month 2017 is here!

10 October, 2017 - 16:03
 
Black History Month takes place in October and celebrates the culture, history and achievements of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities.
 
For many years, Bristol has gone to great lengths to celebrate Black History Month and 2017 is no exception....

£880,000 for unique projects tackling loneliness and isolation

4 October, 2017 - 10:27
 
Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) has committed £880,000 to commission exciting new initiatives that help older people in the city enjoy a fulfilling later life. 
 
The money will fund nine projects which focus on reducing social isolation by improving wellbeing,...

Transforming health outcomes for trans people

3 October, 2017 - 09:47

 

A new report by the LGBT Foundation has found that trans people face a range of barriers when accessing most mainstream health services and often avoid accessing services at all.

This report draws on evidence from across the UK and presents an assessment of the needs and...


Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund

2 October, 2017 - 11:57
 
The Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund is a community initiative to provide bus tickets for destitute asylum seekers and vulnerable refugees (especially women) in Bristol. Every donation made is match-funded by First Bus and goes towards a monthly allocation of free bus...

New 'Treasury helpline' to assist charities

2 October, 2017 - 11:10
The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has launched a new Treasury helpline to assist charities that may not have a dedicated treasury or cash management function in their own charity. 
 
Many charities are reducing the resources available to them by not managing their cash...

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...

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