£880,000 for unique projects tackling loneliness and isolation

4 October, 2017 - 10:27
 
Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) has committed £880,000 to commission exciting new initiatives that help older people in the city enjoy a fulfilling later life. 
 
The money will fund nine projects which focus on reducing social isolation by improving wellbeing,...

Transforming health outcomes for trans people

3 October, 2017 - 09:47

 

A new report by the LGBT Foundation has found that trans people face a range of barriers when accessing most mainstream health services and often avoid accessing services at all.

This report draws on evidence from across the UK and presents an assessment of the needs and...


Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund

2 October, 2017 - 11:57
 
The Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund is a community initiative to provide bus tickets for destitute asylum seekers and vulnerable refugees (especially women) in Bristol. Every donation made is match-funded by First Bus and goes towards a monthly allocation of free bus...

New 'Treasury helpline' to assist charities

2 October, 2017 - 11:10
The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has launched a new Treasury helpline to assist charities that may not have a dedicated treasury or cash management function in their own charity. 
 
Many charities are reducing the resources available to them by not managing their cash...

The Youth Investment Fund awards £2.5 million to Bristol’s voluntary sector

13 September, 2017 - 13:11

 

On 5th September 2017, VCSE organisations in England were awarded £40 million to boost the life chances and skills of 300,000 disadvantaged young people.

The Youth Investment Fund (YIF) comprises money from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) matched...


The new Charity Governance Code – what you need to know

13 September, 2017 - 12:32
 
A new version of the Charity Governance Code has been published, setting out higher standards for governance for charities. This new Code is essential reading for all trustees. It is deliberately aspirational and using it will help trustee boards to review and improve their...

Refresh of Bristol Corporate Parenting Strategy and the Pledge to Children in Care and Care Leavers

12 September, 2017 - 12:24

 

In November 2015 Bristol launched the current Corporate Parenting Strategy and Pledge to Children in Care and Care Leavers. Whilst the strategy is designed for Bristol City Council and ...


Journey to Justice Bristol

7 September, 2017 - 11:45
 
Voscur is supporting an exciting programme of events that are being planned in Bristol this October to honour past and present social justice movements, in Bristol and across the world. Bristol is proud to host the Journey to Justice (JtoJ) travelling exhibition and use this as a...

Celebrating Age Festival

30 August, 2017 - 11:43

 

The 2017 Celebrating Age Festival moves back to City Hall, Park Street and there is an exciting program of activities lined up in the council chambers and on college green.  

This year, the team behind the festival has focused...


Coaching for sector leaders - a free offer

24 August, 2017 - 12:27
 
We all know that strong leadership can make a huge difference to an organisation, regardless of what sector it is in. However in these challenging times, it is especially important for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector groups to ensure that they have...

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