Formal volunteering

Formal volunteering at lowest levels since 2012

30 July, 2019 - 15:28


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has released findings from its latest Community Life Survey...

Baroness Barran appointed Civil Society minister

30 July, 2019 - 13:47

Baroness Barran has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary for Civil Society.

Barran joined the department last week and has broad experience in the VCSE sector.

She previously...

16-24-year-olds volunteering survey

Generation Giving: 16-24-year-olds more likely to do something charitable than watch Love Island

29 July, 2019 - 17:01


A new survey from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has revealed that those aged 16-24...

New appointments at DCMS

29 July, 2019 - 14:58


The government department responsible for the VCSE sector has seen a number of new appointments following Boris Johnson’s election as Conservative leader and therefore prime minister by Tory Party members.

Former Education...

Mental health services in BNSSG

Share your experience of mental health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

22 July, 2019 - 15:34


Anyone with experience of accessing mental health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is invited to take part in a survey which will help improve these services in the future.

Survey answers, which are anonymous, will inform the development of mental...

Funding for Children and Young People projects

Supporting Bristol’s CYP sector with funding applications

18 July, 2019 - 15:32


Bristol has a large network of people and organisations working in the children and young people (...

Engagement events VCSE Infrastructure Support

VCSE Infrastructure Support: Events, survey and consultation with Bristol City Council

17 July, 2019 - 15:48


Bristol City Council's funding of the city's voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, known as VCSE Infrastructure Support, is being reviewed over an eight-week consultation period.

The review includes running several engagement events, where VCSE organisations...

Consultation: Bristol Clean Air Zone

15 July, 2019 - 11:42

Bristol City Council is consulting on the introduction of a clean air zone (CAZ) to the city.

Two options have been put forward that aim to...

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - MBE for groups

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: Nominate your group

15 July, 2019 - 10:57


The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups in the UK, is open for nominations. This award acts as an MBE for voluntary groups that provide economic, environmental or social support to communities. 

It was founded in 2002 to celebrate the...