New learning opportunities to support the work of Trustees and Directors

25 September, 2023 - 10:30

“Excellence for Boards” is a newly-developed set of six courses that takes you through from the basics of your role as a charity trustee or CIC director to enabling you to become part of a truly excellent Board. Running through to December 2023, you can pick which sessions to attend to build...

VCSE Barometer Survey: 13-27 September

12 September, 2023 - 14:52

Can you believe it’s 15 weeks since our last VCSE Barometer? In May we received over 1,100 responses and learnt that:

  • Despite more than half of charities of all sizes expecting to meet demand over the summer months, 47% of large and medium-sized charities did not think they would do...

Social Enterprise Leadership Development Programme. Starting in November 2023. Voscur. Clore Social Leadership.

Social Enterprise Leadership Development Programme 2023-24

11 September, 2023 - 11:18

The Social Enterprise Leadership Programme is a 5-month leadership development opportunity. It is designed to increase the knowledge, understanding, capability and confidence of Bristol’s VCSE sector social enterprise leaders through a programme of interactive, challenging, supported...

Voscur working with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

29 August, 2023 - 16:35

Recently the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman team, working in partnership with Voscur, engaged with the public as well as community leaders in Bristol as part of their roadshow. This outreach work enabled them to hear first-hand about issues facing local people and engage with...

The MAZI Project

23 August, 2023 - 14:55

The MAZI Project is an exciting, thriving social enterprise which since 2021 has provided over 6500 healthy meal boxes to vulnerable young people in Bristol, as well as delivering an innovative “pay it forward” scheme to generate income. 


Bringing the local voice of Bristol to the VCSE Barometer Survey

22 August, 2023 - 10:57

The Barometer Survey is a quarterly ‘temperature check’ of the VCSE sector which aims to uncover new trends and insights, and highlight real-time issues and challenges. You may have heard about its findings on the BBC News or read about it in the national and VCS...

Could your organisation run a community building in North Bristol?

9 August, 2023 - 15:02

Bristol City Council is inviting expressions of interest from community-based organisations to take a lease of the new St Peter's Community Centre, which is due to be completed by April next year. This will be the Council's first new community centre in 20 years,and presents a great opportunity...

Don't forget to vote! Monday deadline for NCVO trustee elections

13 July, 2023 - 17:55

Are you an NCVO member? Remember you only have until mid-day Monday 17th July to vote on trustee elections!

At the end of June we mentioned...

Pulse survey - what we are doing next and how you can help!

7 July, 2023 - 17:16

In March 2023, we launched our inaugural Pulse survey. Your responses painted a concerning picture for the sustainability and vitality of many third sector organisations in Bristol. 

Since then, we have presented the results to key stakeholders at the One City Gathering. Earlier this year...

You asked, we acted – introducing the Volunteer Organisers Chat

5 July, 2023 - 14:32

The volunteer organisers of the Volunteer Organisers Forum (got that?), supported by Voscur, have been working hard behind the scenes to develop something much asked for! An online space for Volunteer Organisers to chat, ask and respond to questions, share resources and best practice, and...