Over half of charities could disappear in the next six months

7 April, 2020 - 16:34

Over half of charities could disappear in the next six months, according to a survey conducted by the Directory of Social Change (DSC).

Thousands of charities were surveyed in order to understand the impact of COVID-19 restrictions...

Council tax reduction scheme available to those with coronavirus-related financial difficulties

7 April, 2020 - 15:28


Bristol City Council has reaffirmed its support for those struggling to pay their council tax during the COVID-19 crisis.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the council already offered reductions to those who might be...

New scheme lends cars to volunteers and key workers

3 April, 2020 - 16:43


A new community initiative has been launched that enables people to lend their cars to key workers and the voluntary sector during the COVID-19 crisis.

The initiative, known as Karshare...

Making Tax Digital delayed

2 April, 2020 - 17:14


HMRC is postponing the digital links phase of its Making Tax Digital initiative due to the coronavirus outbreak.


CQC releases interim guidance on DBS checks

2 April, 2020 - 16:42


The CQC has released interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks for providers recruiting staff and volunteers to health and social care...

Bristol City Council and CCG commissioners respond to Voscur’s request for flexibility

1 April, 2020 - 21:13

Updated: 03/4/2020

Bristol’s VCSE organisations are playing an important role in the city’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are working hard to maintain and adapt their services to meet communities’ needs. We had received feedback and some...

Centre for Social Justice publishes voluntary sector coronavirus resilience report

1 April, 2020 - 09:26


The Centre for Social Justice has published a report on the resilience of the voluntary sector during the Coronavirus outbreak....

Fund to support smaller charities through the C19 crisis

31 March, 2020 - 11:32


Charities Aid Foundation have launched a quick-turnaround fund to provide smaller charities with grants of up to £10,000.

Eligible organisations are those with a charitable purpose and charitable activities, which had income of £1million or less in their last...

Government launches WhatsApp Coronavirus chatbot

30 March, 2020 - 17:42


The government has launched a new free-to-use automated chatbot service to provide British citizens with information and advice on Coronavirus.

It is hoped that the service will reduce the burden on NHS services and help...

Sport England calling for suggestions on how they could help during the crisis

30 March, 2020 - 16:11

Sport England are concerned about the financial impact of coronavirus on the sport and physical activity sector, and are looking at options to help mitigate this.

They are exploring ways that they can help and are asking for input - if your organisation is part of the...