Voscur's popular Annual Conference and Social Impact Awards are back for 2017 at the fantastic city centre location of We The Curious (previously @Bristol). Boasting an array of inspiring speakers, the annual Social Impact Awards ceremony known as 'The Voscurs' and a drinks reception, the event will offer the opportunity to network with key activists from across the VCSE sector, as well as with supporters from business, local politics, and the public sector.  
 
Date/Time: 
Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 15:30 to 20:00

 

A fantastic opportunity for a FREE day of practical, no nonsense learning on the essential areas of running a community group or organisation. Learn from peers and experts and plan how you can take your work forward in your community.

This day will include:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 12 October, 2017 - 10:00 to 14:30

There are about 9000 children and young people in Bristol with special educational needs or a disability (SEND).

Organisations across Bristol’s Children and Families Partnership are currently working together to help ensure these children and young people achieve the outcomes set out in the Children, Young People and Families Strategy.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 20 July, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

We are pleased to announce bookings are open for this year’s Youth Sector Support Fund Conference which we've reshaped to meet the new circumstances and new needs of the sector in light of COVID-19.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 6 October, 2020 - 14:00 to Thursday, 17 December, 2020 - 16:00

 

Voscur invites members to take part in our online Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), on Wednesday 30 September.

Voscur has recently undertaken a governance review in line with Charity Commission guidance, as our current Memorandum & Articles date back to 2012. We’re now holding an EGM so that a revised Memorandum & Articles will be proposed to our members by Voscur’s Board of Trustees. The proposed changes aim to:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 16:30 to 18:00

 

What is this meeting about?

Re-opening after lockdown is throwing up all kinds of issues for smaller community centres. This lunchtime get-together is a chance to share ideas and work-arounds with people from other small centres, pick up tips and info.

What will you learn?

Sharing issues and ideas around re-opening safely.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 16 July, 2020 - 12:30 to 13:30

Since you helped to shape Bristol’s successful Local Access Programme bid to make our social economy more inclusive, the world has changed. But the argument for social enterprise as part of your income diversity remains strong.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 30 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

The 2020 project was just about to launch two new workstreams as the lockdown descended. A few weeks into the response, it now feels as though we might be ready to start looking further ahead.

Instead of just planning to carry on with the two workstreams previously planned (a social investment fast track and a sustainable business planning stream) it seems to makes sense to take stock first. We know some 2020 organisations have thrown themselves into the emergency response; some are running skeleton operations; some are keen to get back to business development.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 14 May, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

 

This work, is part of the Youth Sector Support Fund (YSSF) work carried out by Voscur, Quartet Community Foundation and Bristol City Council. The YSSF helps youth-focused organisations from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector reach more young people and be more sustainable.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

 

The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to write a small funding application.

 What is the course about?

It can be hard to get funding for your group, and even small bids present a challenge if you aren’t sure of the right approach. This workshop will take you through the basics, from identifying the right opportunity to receiving a grant.

 

Here are some testimonials from people who have taken the course:

Date/Time: 
Friday, 3 April, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

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