Voscur calls upon sector to support Gift Aid increase campaign

6 July, 2020 - 15:46


Voscur is calling upon Bristol’s VCSE sector to support a campaign that is calling on government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations.

The campaign has been launched by a coalition...

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Free webinars for charities looking to sell goods on eBay

29 June, 2020 - 12:43


Charity shops are inundated with second-hand stock donations at the moment, and social distancing rules have slowed the flow of customers, but selling goods online – using websites like eBay - is an increasingly popular way for charities to make money. ...

Lawrence Weston secures £150,000 investment from City Funds for wind turbine project

24 June, 2020 - 13:28


Ambition Community Energy (ACE), a community-owned business led by residents of Lawrence Weston, has secured an investment of £150,000 from City Funds, for a wind turbine project that will reduce local fuel poverty and power nearly 4,000 houses. ...

Survey finds that charities expect to lose around £12.4bn in one year

22 June, 2020 - 15:10


The charity sector expects to lose around £12.4bn or 24% of their total income this year, according to the results of a recent...

Leaders of 36 VCSE organisations sign statement pledging to dismantle racism in the sector

19 June, 2020 - 13:15

Leaders from 36 national VCSE umbrella bodies, have signed a joint statement on the problem of race inequality in society and the sector and the impact this...

Charitable giving drops to its lowest level in 10 years

19 June, 2020 - 12:29


The number of people giving to charity has dropped to its lowest level in a decade according to new research.


New research indicates community organisations should lead the post-pandemic recovery

17 June, 2020 - 19:26

New research on the role that the VCSE sector played during the coronavirus suggests that community organisations should be trusted to lead the post-pandemic recovery.

Published by Locality, “...

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Black Lives Matter and the imperative to end racial discrimination and inequality

15 June, 2020 - 12:54


The Black Lives Matter demonstration in Bristol recently amplified the message from the Black community that systemic racial discrimination and inequality must end, and end now.  Many people from Black and Asian communities in Bristol have been...

Charity shop open after COVID-19

Seasonal and good quality donations will help charity shops succeed as they reopen

11 June, 2020 - 19:29


As many English charity shops look to reopen their doors from Monday 15 June, with social distancing regulations and COVID-secure guidelines in place and a likely reduction in volunteer numbers, the VCSE sector is calling for donors to consider the relevance and...

Partnership using DfE emergency charity coronavirus funding announced

5 June, 2020 - 16:24


Barnardos is to launch a new charity partnership to support vulnerable children and young people who are at risk due to COVID-19.

The partnership will be funded using £7 million of the emergency charity sector money...