Bristol ecological emergency

Bristol declares ecological emergency

6 February, 2020 - 10:28


Bristol has become the first major city to declare an ecological...

Bristol City Council launches SEND survey

5 February, 2020 - 16:42

Bristol City Council has launched a consultation on parents, carers and young people’s experiences of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) system in Bristol.  

The consultation aims to find out what they would like to see improved and what is working well to inform much-...

LGiU publishes State of Local Government report 

5 February, 2020 - 15:40


The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) has published its State of Local Government Finance report. 

The report is based on information provided by senior figures from around half of all English Councils.  

According to LGiU, this year’s findings tell a story of local...

New research highlights positive impact of Match Trading

4 February, 2020 - 14:20

New research has shown that Match Trading can increase the income which a social sector or community business earns from trading by 64% over a year.

Match Trading® aims to transform the...

New investment into Bristol to help grow the social economy 

3 February, 2020 - 15:22


Bristol will receive a share of a new £33 million investment programme that is aimed at tackling inequality through boosting the social economy. The money will support charities and social enterprises in the city and help grow the local social economy and tackle local...

Climate emergency Bristol

Voscur declares climate emergency

31 January, 2020 - 11:14


Voscur has joined a range of other public organisations in declaring a climate emergency and adopted a Climate Action Policy that addresses more strategic issues and sets out some newer ways of working. The climate emergency was declared at the Voscur AGM by Chief Executive Sandra...

Takeaways from the new NCVO report: The Road Ahead 2020

28 January, 2020 - 17:42


The NCVO has launched a new report, The Road Ahead 2020...

Charitable trusts not required to register with Trust Registration Service

28 January, 2020 - 14:50


The government is proposing that charitable trusts should be exempt from registering with the Trusts Registration Service.

The announcement was made in a...

Updated One City Plan launched for 2020 

28 January, 2020 - 11:00


Bristol’s City Office has launched a new iteration of the One City Plan. 

Launched in January 2019, the One City Plan consists of targets for 2050 on a range of socioeconomic factors that impact people’s lives in the city, as well as providing a blueprint for achieving these...