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Ninety-six per cent of single parents call for protection under the Equality Act

10 March, 2021 - 15:09


A new report from Single Parent Rights has revealed that 96% of single parents want being a single parent added as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act, reflecting the discrimination...

Social investment is helping Bristol #BuildBackBetter

2 March, 2021 - 21:45


As we begin to think about emerging from the worst of the pandemic, economic recovery is high on the agenda - alongside tackling entrenched inequalities. According to ONS figures, the UK economy was hit by a record slump in 2020 with GDP shrinking 9.9%. However, the...

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Voscur launches support programme for VCSE organisations applying to the second Bristol Impact Fund

1 March, 2021 - 16:04


The second Bristol Impact Fund from Bristol City Council will soon be open for medium and large grant applications from voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations in the city. Voscur has created a ...

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Report finds smaller charities ‘showed up’ and ‘worked flexibly’ in response to the pandemic

24 February, 2021 - 17:32


A new report from Lloyds Bank Foundation has found that smaller charities in England and Wales (with an income of less than £1 million and either defined as small or medium-sized) ‘showed up’, ‘worked flexibly’ and ‘stuck around’ during the first wave of the COVID-19...

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Hidden Leaders report by ACEVO shows lack of leaders with disabilities

11 February, 2021 - 18:07


A new report looking at leaders with disability in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector suggests that people with disabilities aren’t fully represented, supported or understood.

According to the...

Together stronger – The importance of collaboration

10 February, 2021 - 14:03


The past 12 months have proved that collaboration between voluntary sector organisations is important. But while the pandemic has led to some impressive examples of sharing knowledge, resources and energy between organisations, a report by NCVO highlights how unequal the current system...

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How Bristol is moving from digital exclusion to digital inclusion

9 February, 2021 - 11:22


With the coronavirus pandemic increasing the level of digital inequality across Bristol and beyond, Voscur recently organised and ran a series of digital inclusion meetings for community organisations, city partners and stakeholders working to address the key issue of people being...

Blog: Bristol City Council’s Bristol Impact Fund 2 – What to expect

2 February, 2021 - 16:41
Mark Hubbard Voscur

Blog written by Mark Hubbard, Development Director at Voscur

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The UK’s VCSE sector – the outlook for 2021

1 February, 2021 - 11:20


Attempting to consider Brexit, Covid, the breakup of the UK and Climate Change’s impact on the VCSE sector, The Road Ahead 2021 report is nothing...

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Blog: What is your organisation doing to support staff in lockdown?

22 January, 2021 - 11:43
Polly Voscur

Blog written by Polly Allen, Digital Marketing and Communications Officer at Voscur