New government appointment will oversee significant changes for the charity sector

22 September, 2021 - 10:13

Nadine Dorries has replaced Oliver Dowden as secretary of state for digital, culture, media, and sport, news that will impact on several important areas for the VCSE sector. Also part of the prime minister’s latest reshuffle was Baroness Barran’s move from minister for civil society within the...

Community Carbon Footprints used to support Climate Action

15 September, 2021 - 14:58

"I can't do anything to make a difference with climate change. I'm just one person."

It's a common phrase and in many ways very true. But once people come together in neighbourhoods and communities and really understand how their individual and...

Charity jobs: where is the sector as we emerge from the pandemic?

15 September, 2021 - 12:19

The UK is experiencing a record high in job vacancies, as numbers passed one million for the first time. At the same time, while well over a million people are still on furlough, the Office for National Statistics is reporting that employee levels had returned to pre-Covid levels in August....

How to write a good job advert for Bristol volunteering roles

13 September, 2021 - 09:46

We publish hundreds of local job adverts every year, and many of them are for volunteering in Bristol, so how do you make sure your volunteer vacancy stands out from the rest?

The ‘Details of Role’ section is where you get to describe what this volunteer role is about, and the kind of...

Mixed fortunes for VCSE sector – what are your experiences?

8 September, 2021 - 11:53

Already this summer we have reported how mixed the VCSE landscape is – be it volunteer numbers, staff shortages, increased expectations or finances – something our colleagues around the sector will be well aware of. Unfortunately, this topsy turvy outlook seems set to continue as we move into ‘...

Race & the City 2: tackling race inequalities

7 September, 2021 - 16:26

What does intersectionality look like in practice and what can we learn collectively about tackling race inequalities in key areas of local life?

Bristol’s Race Equality Strategic Leaders’ group have launched Race & the City 2, a free programme of events open to the...

Average pay for chief executives at the biggest charities has risen by £15,000

1 September, 2021 - 13:28

The average salary of chief executives at the UK's largest 100 charities by income has risen to £170,000, according to the first piece of research since data was last analysed in 2019.

This represents a 9% increase when compared with 2019, when the average salary of chief executives at...

Vodafone offers free data to charities

25 August, 2021 - 12:26

An initiative allowing UK charities to apply for free data has been launched by Vodafone, in an effort to tackle digital exclusion.

The goal is to enable organisations to improve their digital capacity, as well as to assist individuals and families.

Registered charities can apply...

Animal charity seeks safe passage out of Afghanistan

25 August, 2021 - 12:13

Visas to leave Afghanistan have been granted to staff working for the animal rights charity Nowzad, according to its founder.

Paul Farthing, known as Pen, had already been given authorisation to get his people out but continued working with supporters to secure safe passage for 140 dogs...

Four-day week introduced by large care charity

17 August, 2021 - 13:16

Community Integrated Care has introduced an optional four-day week for head office and support function staff, in an effort to offer workers more flexibility. 

The offer,...