Sign up to Bristol's Women's Safety Charter

21 March, 2022 - 11:03


Everyone should feel safe after dark in our city, but being out at night can makes lots of women feel anxious.

All too often when we talk about the safety of...

Bristol Mayor's blog: Helping those fleeing war in Ukraine

18 March, 2022 - 08:25


As part of Voscur's role in disseminating key information to the sector, we share here part of Mayor Marvin Rees's blog on Bristol's role as a City of Sanctuary.

Adding to ...

Higher wages and hybrid working on offer to aid VCSE staff retention

16 March, 2022 - 12:05


With the Big Resignation and labour shortages affecting the VCSE sector, some organisations are looking at how best to retain valuable team members. Keeping your best employees is strategically savvy, your “enthusiastic stayers” are one of your best assets.

The two top reasons...

Without a change, social sector organisations face an existential threat, report says. 

16 March, 2022 - 11:20

Published yesterday, the report It’s All About Power, by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation warns that the social sector faces an “existential threat” if it does not rethink its approach to power and partnership working. They could become alienated from the people they were created...

Bristol’s community organisations are pioneering bold and fair community-led climate action

9 March, 2022 - 14:50

As part of the Bristol Community Climate Action project, funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund, six organisations representing some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged communities have co-...

Voscur recommits to being an anti-racist organisation

7 March, 2022 - 14:45


In the aftermath of the ‘culture wars’ and the pandemic, both of which underlined the historic and continued structural inequalities and racism in our society and institutions, Voscur has recommitted to being an anti-racist organisation.

Creating a more equitable and inclusive...

Looking for a way you can help Ukrainians?

7 March, 2022 - 11:57

Updated 16th March 2022

Here at Voscur we have received lots of enquiries from members, partners and from the wider community in Bristol and surrounding areas, wishing to support and / or volunteer with organisations who are assisting refugees and those still in Ukraine.

We are...

Bristol institutions investigate the impact of food, drink and gambling on local neighbourhoods

23 February, 2022 - 12:17

A new survey has been created to find out what our residents think about advertisements for food, drink and gambling in their neighbourhood, and the impact they might be having on people.

The survey is being conducted by researchers from the University of Bristol in conjunction with...