State of the City Address 2022

27 October, 2022 - 11:25

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees yesterday delivered his annual State of the City Address at the Wills Memorial Building. Facing myriad difficulties, a vibrant and coordinated VCSE sector is vital to Bristol's sustainable and equitable future. 

That the cost of living crisis dominated the...

Sleep Out is Back!

19 October, 2022 - 14:23

Last year, the number of young people presenting as homeless in the UK increased by 1,600. It's no surprise therefore that local charity 1625ip saw an increase of 30% in new referrals to their services. Now, 1625 invites you to take part in their annual sleep-out event to raise funds and...

Energy Price Guarantee cut from 2 years to 6 months

17 October, 2022 - 12:04

Today, Monday 17th October, saw new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt attempt to steady the financial markets by reversing £45bn of unfunded tax cuts by £32bn. The price cap for businesses and charities is unchanged: it will last for six months as originally proposed. The support for individual households...

Panel members wanted for Community Resilience Fund

12 October, 2022 - 14:06

Bristol City Council is looking for citizens to join a group that will help decide where money goes as part of the Community Resilience Fund. The fund is a one-off grant of £4 million that is available to organisations working in the most deprived areas of Bristol, and also to city-wide...

Bond publishes free anti-racism guide for aid sector

5 October, 2022 - 12:18

A free guide to assist charities working in international development to become anti-racist organisations has been published by Bond. 

Developed with the support of the Social Investment Consultancy, ...

Bank pledges half of its core charity funding to ethnic and disabled communities

5 October, 2022 - 12:17

Lloyds Bank Foundation has unveiled ‘Building a Better Future‘, a five-year strategy focussed on equity, diversity and inclusion. The strategy commits to helping smaller charities increase their resilience, and will assist in the strengthening of communities. 

Barriers faced by people...

Black History Month 2022

30 September, 2022 - 14:50

Black History Month is a time to celebrate black history, exalt black icons and interrogate institutional racism. Needless to say, these are year-round activities, but it's useful to have one month in particular to shine a light on black excellence and champion black voices. 


Lord Kamall appointed minister for civil society

26 September, 2022 - 16:32

Lord Kamall has been appointed by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as minister for civil society.

Prime minister Liz Truss' reshuffle saw Nigel Huddleston, Kamall's predessecor, moved from his post less than a year after assuming office. 

Lord Kamall is professor...

Charity leaders respond to Kwarteng's 'mini-budget'

26 September, 2022 - 12:46

Leading voices from across the VCSE sector have responded with concern to Kwasi Kwarteng's so-called 'mini-budget'. Whilst measures on Gift Aid were largely welcome, many charity leaders have stated that more needs to be done to protect the most vulnerable in society from the cost-of-living...

Charities' energy bills cut

22 September, 2022 - 10:53


The context:

It's been a nerve-wrecking and confusing time for many in our sector, as unprecedented supply-side disruption has seen energy bills subject to historic inflation. The government has announced a new scheme to help businesses, charities and public...