Potentially “disastrous” consequences for Bristol charities as discretionary rate relief reviewed by Council

1 March, 2018 - 11:37

Not-for-profit groups in Bristol face a very uncertain future as Bristol City Council halts applications for Discretionary Rate Relief (DRR), one month ahead of the start of a new financial year, while it considers changes to the scheme.

DRR currently offers local not-for-profit...

The Oxfam scandal should remind us to encourage and protect whistleblowers

22 February, 2018 - 16:00
Shocking news about the sexual misconduct of a number of Oxfam staff resulted in a serious a backlash from the media, and the withdrawal of support from many of its regular donors...

Blog: Becoming truly enterprising – lessons from a local tech start-up

15 February, 2018 - 17:22

Vicky Redding, Voscur’s Training and Development Officer, shares interesting learning from a pilot project connecting VCSE start-ups...

Empowering girls and young women to change their communities

15 February, 2018 - 13:08


Spirit of 2012 has announced new development funding for two innovative projects that will empower girls and young women to change their communities for the benefit of other girls. UK Youth, alongside the British Red Cross and Young Women’s...

Blog: Voscur’s GDPR journey...so far!

15 February, 2018 - 10:07

Katie Finch, Voscur’s Data Officer, talks about Voscur's journey to GDPR compliance, and the support Voscur is offering to local...

The Bristol Children's Charter

14 February, 2018 - 15:11


Bristol’s Children and Families Partnership is developing a Bristol Children’s Charter which will set out the City’s commitment to children and young people and our pledge to children in the city.

The Children’s Charter is intended to complement existing strategies and...

Changes to Universal Credit announced

9 February, 2018 - 12:06

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has circulated an update on developments with Universal Credit and Universal Support. Click here to view the bulletin....

Internet safety: The Government launches an inquiry into current ‘offensive communications’ laws

8 February, 2018 - 15:46
In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper consultation, the Government has recognised a potential need to refresh legislation to align with the modern digital age. It has asked the Law...

Safer Internet Day and online safety

6 February, 2018 - 14:55


Safer Internet Day 2018  is being celebrated globally on Tuesday 6 February 2018 with the slogan “Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you”. The UK Safer Internet Centre has made available...

Bristol’s new-look drug and alcohol services

6 February, 2018 - 10:00
Bristol’s re-commissioned Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service (ROADS) went live on 1 February.
ROADS is a partnership between BDP (Bristol Drugs Project), DHI (Developing Health & Independence) and (AWP) Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS...