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Engaging Bristol communities for Census 2021

9 December, 2020 - 15:30


The next census will take place on 21 March 2021, and community engagement is vital to make sure we get accurate results – that’s why local engagement managers want to get in touch with community organisations in Bristol ahead of the day itself....

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Learning from Lockdown blog: Bristol COVID-19 support groups and mutual aid

25 November, 2020 - 15:59
Clare Daley Voscur

Blog written by Clare Daley, Community Outreach Coordinator at Voscur


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Learning from lockdown: How will a delayed recovery affect approaches to sector needs?

23 November, 2020 - 13:24


For our next Learning from Lockdown, we’re again going back to the start of the coronavirus pandemic in spring to review the initial impacts on Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations, and the development needs that appeared as a...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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.