The Queen’s Speech – what does it mean for Bristol’s VCSE sector?

16 October, 2019 - 12:16


This month saw the first Queen’s Speech since June 2017.

Officially, the occasion is used to set out government proposals for the upcoming parliamentary term.


Lockleaze community invited to have its say on new housing development

15 October, 2019 - 16:05


Bristol City Council has submitted a planning application for a residential development on land bounded by Bonnington Walk, Landseer Avenue and a nearby railway line.

The housing will include 30 percent affordable homes is...

Government announces £2m fund for organisations tackling loneliness

15 October, 2019 - 15:16

The government is launching a new £2m fund to tackle loneliness.

The funding comes one year since the publication of the government’s Loneliness Strategy and aims to support frontline, grassroots organisations that bring people...

BAME residents invited to take survey

BAME residents and Hotwells and Harbourside residents needed for Bristol Quality of Life survey

15 October, 2019 - 11:43


Bristol residents from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background, and residents of Hotwells and Harbourside, are needed to take part in Bristol's latest Quality of Life survey.

The survey was sent to a random sample of 33,000 Bristol households, but response rates have...

Into A New Era: VCSE Strategy lunchtime briefing report

14 October, 2019 - 16:13


On 11 September 2019, Voscur held a lunchtime briefing on Into a New Era the VCSE sector’s 10-year strategy and vision.


New public consultation seeking views about sensory impairments in the west of England

14 October, 2019 - 14:08


Bristol City Council is asking parents, carers, professionals alongside children and young people with sensory needs in the west of England to share their views about how to improve support for them and their family.



Nominations open for Charity Governance Awards 2020

10 October, 2019 - 16:45


Charities of all sizes can nominate their board for the Charity Governance Awards 2020, recognising the hard work of governing boards in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.


The Care Forum

The Care Forum launches two new initiatives

8 October, 2019 - 16:34


The Care Forum has relaunched its Voluntary Sector Service as Dialogue at The Care Forum


What lessons can we learn from Wick House?

7 October, 2019 - 13:23


The Charity Commission has published findings from its inquiry into Bristol Sheltered Accommodation & Support Ltd.

The Commission found that a...

Fair Saturday 30 November 2019 Bristol

Fair Saturday is back – register your community event now

3 October, 2019 - 18:09


Fair Saturday, a celebration of community organisations and culture in 180 cities around the world, returns on Saturday 30 November 2019, and Bristol is taking part once again.

Falling the day after...