This briefing session is for Bristol community organisations and small businesses. It will include an update on the implementation of Bristol City Council’s Social Value Policy in its first year and what the policy has delivered to date. Participants will find out more about how the council asks bidders to offer social value in tenders and provide the opportunity to discuss their approaches to social value.

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

This one-day interactive course will help you review how your organisation attracts, involves and keeps active volunteers. Drawing on best practice from across the voluntary sector, it will cover how to:

  • Make sure your organisation is ready to involve volunteers
  • Write a successful volunteer recruitment advert
  • Ensure your recruitment process is volunteer-friendly
  • Support, develop and retain your volunteers, including effective supervision techniques
  • Help your organisation to value volunteers.


Tuesday, 27 June, 2017 -
09:30 to 15:30

Too many trustees still fail to understand their duties, and over half the Charity Commission's investigations involve basic failures. Yet in the current climate, strong governance is more important than ever for charities to manage risk and achieve their objectives.

What will I learn?

  • Essential roles, responsibilities and duties of charity trustees
  • How to avoid common mistakes and make being a trustee rewarding

Who is the course for?

Thursday, 8 June, 2017 -
18:00 to 20:30

After the passing of new legislation regarding radicalisation and extremism, Voscur will be offering training in response to increasing concerns about the Prevent Duties imposed by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 -
09:30 to 12:30


Are you a charity, social enterprise or organisation that would like to know more about social investment, meet social investors and hear from other organisations that have used social investment to sustain or grow their organisation?

Thursday, 18 May, 2017 -
10:00 to 13:00

This session will provide an overview of what needs to be in an adult safeguarding policy and how you can make this a live and useful document for your organisation. Ideal for creating an adult safeguarding policy or reviewing your existing one.

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:30


What the sector would like to see: key priorities and actions for meeting the needs of children, young people and families.

You are invited to the next meeting of the network.  The Mayor, Marvin Rees, has said that he wants to understand the sector’s priorities and suggestions.  He will attend this meeting to participate in our discussion.

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

This interactive training course explains the radicalisation processes from an educational perspective. It supports professionals working with young people to equip them to better understand and answer questions and the social needs of young people who are engaging with extreme ideals. In the training we focus on the following questions:

Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 -
09:30 to 13:30

The aim of this course is to support practitioners and managers working in (often non-clinical) children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing settings to understand outcomes focused practice and why it is important for their organisation. Participants will understand the benefits of implementing an outcomes approach and how this could be developed at their organisation. Part of the session will cover practical aspects of choosing and using outcome and feedback measures. Participants will also be aware of the types of CORC support available and how to access this support.

Wednesday, 24 May, 2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Many organisations have submitted collaborative applications and their Memorandum of Understanding. If grant-funded, collaborations will need to develop formal collaboration agreements. This session will cover principles and the use of standard templates and will help collaborations go on to develop their formal agreements.

Please click here to book your place

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 -
10:00 to 13:00


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