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...

Financial support scheme for self-employed announced

26 March, 2020 - 17:33


The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new scheme to support self-employed workers who have been hit by coronavirus restrictions.

Under the scheme they can apply for a grant of up to £2,500 per month. ...

Coronavirus – Employment rights briefing 

26 March, 2020 - 16:31


A summary of the latest government guidance for employers and employees.

Sick pay  

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All Voscur services free until end of April 2020

24 March, 2020 - 18:39


Coronavirus has had a local, national and global impact, and we know that many of Bristol's community groups and organisations are balancing increased demand for services with workforce challenges, from self-isolation and illness to adjusting to online working. 

Now more so than...

Coronavirus information

A message from Voscur: Bristol's response to COVID-19

23 March, 2020 - 09:47


Like other cities, Bristol is experiencing an incredibly fast rise in the number of grass-roots groups emerging in response to the pandemic and its consequences. We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone in all communities across Bristol for this amazing response...

Voscur member news March 2020: Pounds, paintings and pop-up shops

12 March, 2020 - 12:49


March has so far been a strange month for the VCSE sector, as the local and national picture of coronavirus changes every day, and Voscur members...

NCCPE Public Engagement programme

The Engage Academy: Professional development for public engagement

5 March, 2020 - 16:24


Advertorial content created by NCCPE and Voscur, for NCCPE. 

Are you working to create a culture of engagement in your organisation? There's a programme starting soon in Bristol that could support your professional development and boost your engagement...

Competition between charities can harm communities, says interim report

2 March, 2020 - 15:35


An interim report from NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank for England and Wales has revealed the negative impact of competitive behaviour between charities, which can harm the communities they serve, and can lead to trust issues between...