Bristol Community Health and North Somerset Community Partnership announce intention to merge

7 January, 2019 - 16:56


Bristol Community Health CIC and North Somerset Community Partnership CIC have announced their intention to merge. The merger will take place after August 2019, subject to a successful joint partnership bid for the Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (...

Four Bristol-based projects awarded loneliness funding

7 January, 2019 - 16:06


Four projects based in Bristol have been awarded funding through the government’s £11.5 million Building Connections loneliness fund.


Discretionary Rate Relief confirmed for 2019

7 January, 2019 - 14:51


Voscur has received confirmation from Bristol City Council that Discretionary Rates Relief will continue to be applied this year.

A representative of the council’s Revenues Finance team told Voscur:


Blog: Surely grants won't completely disappear by 2020 ... but who wouldn't want other options?

21 December, 2018 - 15:22
Jenny Wildblook

Blog written by Jenny Wildblood, Development Officer (Funding).


Local and national clean air zones to meet legal limits on air pollution

19 December, 2018 - 15:39


Both the local and central government have exceeded legal limits on air...

Discretionary rate relief extension ends soon

19 December, 2018 - 13:13


Voscur is advising VCSE organisations in Bristol that have a turnover greater than £100,000 to prepare for cuts to discretionary rate relief.

Bristol City Council is one of many local authorities across the country that...

Government announces £250 million for council SEND budgets

18 December, 2018 - 10:59


The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced an additional £250 million to councils over the next two years to support children with Special Educational Needs (SEND).

The other £100 million will be used to create more...

CEO Christmas card fraud alert issued

17 December, 2018 - 11:13


The Charity Commission has...

YouGov survey reveals widespread ‘confusion and myths’ about rape

14 December, 2018 - 11:45


A survey by YouGov, on behalf of the End Violence Against Women...

News from Voscur members: Reducing isolation for all ages

12 December, 2018 - 16:06


In the final Voscur member update of 2018, the key theme is reducing isolation. Every member organisation featured is working to bring...