Bristol's Commission on Race Equality responds to racist attacks on the Mayor and Deputy Mayor

24 March, 2021 - 19:16

 

Professor Olivette Otele has led the Bristol's Commission on Race Equality's response to the rise in racist attacks directed at Mayor Marvin Rees and Deputy Mayor Asher Craig, since the Council...


Designing a New Social Reality report by Black South West Network

BSWN launches major new report on Bristol’s VCSE sector future beyond COVID-19

18 March, 2021 - 17:06

 

Black South West Network (BSWN) has launched an important new report focusing on Bristol’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector and its recovery after COVID-19.

The report, called D...


South Bristol Youth Zone building plans

New Youth Zone for South Bristol: Youth Moves partnership with OnSide

17 March, 2021 - 12:14

 

South Bristol charity and Voscur member Youth Moves has partnered with national charity OnSide Youth Zones to create the South West’s first Youth Zone: a new building with open access...


Blog: How much progress has been made to reduce Bristol’s digital divide?

15 March, 2021 - 12:28
Tom Burnett Voscur

By Tom Burnett, Policy and Information Officer, Voscur

Although a digital divide existed in the UK...


Bristol Remembers community leaders promoting city event to remember coronavirus losses

Bristol Remembers: Film and testimonials marking one year of the pandemic

15 March, 2021 - 11:19

 

As we reflect on 12 months of life-changing regulations to try and stop the spread of COVID-19, a range of Bristol organisations will mark the occasion by releasing a new short film reflecting on the losses in our communities and the community spirit that helped us get...


Bristol seeks active role for community in slavery reparations

10 March, 2021 - 16:19

 

Bristol’s local councillors have voted overwhelmingly to drive forward the conversation around Bristol’s role in the Transatlantic Traffic of Enslaved Afrikans (TTEA). The vote was the...


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Ninety-six per cent of single parents call for protection under the Equality Act

10 March, 2021 - 15:09

 

A new report from Single Parent Rights has revealed that 96% of single parents want being a single parent added as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act, reflecting the discrimination...


Social investment is helping Bristol #BuildBackBetter

2 March, 2021 - 21:45

 

As we begin to think about emerging from the worst of the pandemic, economic recovery is high on the agenda - alongside tackling entrenched inequalities. According to ONS figures, the UK economy was hit by a record slump in 2020 with GDP shrinking 9.9%. However, the...


Bristol Impact Fund logo from Bristol City Council

Voscur launches support programme for VCSE organisations applying to the second Bristol Impact Fund

1 March, 2021 - 16:04

 

The second Bristol Impact Fund from Bristol City Council will soon be open for medium and large grant applications from voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations in the city. Voscur has created a ...


Life ring with COVID-19 support written on it

Report finds smaller charities ‘showed up’ and ‘worked flexibly’ in response to the pandemic

24 February, 2021 - 17:32

 

A new report from Lloyds Bank Foundation has found that smaller charities in England and Wales (with an income of less than £1 million and either defined as small or medium-sized) ‘showed up’, ‘worked flexibly’ and ‘stuck around’ during the first wave of the COVID-19...


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