Help break down barriers and improve the experiences of young people who volunteer ‘full time’

20 September, 2017 - 11:52
 
The Government is looking to better support charities and young people to participate in ‘full-time social action’. It is consulting with young people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to find out how the full-time volunteering experience can be...

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...

Refresh of Bristol Corporate Parenting Strategy and the Pledge to Children in Care and Care Leavers

12 September, 2017 - 12:24

 

In November 2015 Bristol launched the current Corporate Parenting Strategy and Pledge to Children in Care and Care Leavers. Whilst the strategy is designed for Bristol City Council and ...


Journey to Justice Bristol

7 September, 2017 - 11:45
 
Voscur is supporting an exciting programme of events that are being planned in Bristol this October to honour past and present social justice movements, in Bristol and across the world. Bristol is proud to host the Journey to Justice (JtoJ) travelling exhibition and use this as a...

A quicker, slicker Annual Return form? Find out about the Charity Commission's proposed changes and take part in the consultation

4 September, 2017 - 14:44

 

Fewer questions for smaller charities; tailored advice and updates; and a more proactive approach to dealing with common governance issues are amongst the expected perks of the Charity Commission’s proposed new Annual Return form.
 
Before the changes are...

Celebrating Age Festival

30 August, 2017 - 11:43

 

The 2017 Celebrating Age Festival moves back to City Hall, Park Street and there is an exciting program of activities lined up in the council chambers and on college green.  

This year, the team behind the festival has focused...


Local Area Targeted Youth Services tender now live on Pro Contract

25 August, 2017 - 14:59

 

Bristol City Council has announced that the Local Area Targeted Youth Services tender is now live on Pro Contract. Those who wish to view the tender (and potentially apply), can access the portal...


Bristol Safeguarding Adults and Children Boards launch a new joint website

24 August, 2017 - 15:38
 
The Bristol Safeguarding Adults and Children Boards have launched a new joint website. This website will now act as the focal point for all safeguarding information relating to adults and children for both residents and professionals alike.
 
The site is...

Coaching for sector leaders - a free offer

24 August, 2017 - 12:27
 
We all know that strong leadership can make a huge difference to an organisation, regardless of what sector it is in. However in these challenging times, it is especially important for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector groups to ensure that they have...

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