Bristol Arts Funding - deadline coming up!

24 August, 2017 - 09:53


BCC announced their new approach to funding arts and culture activities in June, and the first deadline is approaching fast. The three new funds aim to make it easier for a wider range of arts and culture activities to reach a broader cross-section of Bristol citizens.  Click the link...

Voscur Advocate Elections August 2017

10 August, 2017 - 11:16


Following the recent recruitment drive for Voscur Advocates, we have been successful in covering most of the vacancies with suitably qualified people.

We are now holding elections for vacancies for two of the boards - Learning City Partnership Board and...

Guest blog: Bristol’s own currency – what’s in it for our community?

2 August, 2017 - 10:00
Written by Anna McMullen, Team Manager, Bristol Pound.
Many of you will have come across Bristol’s brightly coloured cash in coffee shops and grocery stores on Gloucester Road, or seen it pass from hand to hand on the buses. It’s been around for almost...

Funding call for Youth Information, Advice and Counselling Services

31 July, 2017 - 16:07


NHS England has one-off funding to test out and strengthen the role of the voluntary and community sector in the provision of early emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people.


Voscur host new innovations project for Bristol Sexual Violence Consortium

31 July, 2017 - 15:50
Today marks the beginning of a new innovations project for the Bristol Sexual Violence Consortium, hosted by Voscur and grant-funded to May 2019 by Lloyds Bank Foundation, to run until May 2019. Voscur will contribute expertise in collaborative working, link to the wider voluntary and...

The Green House awarded new premises at St Agnes Lodge

24 July, 2017 - 10:41
Following a rigorous bidding process, The Green House is delighted to have been offered the purchase of St Agnes Lodge in St Pauls, Bristol. Supporting anyone affected by sexual abuse, the organisation has seen a 300% increase in demand for its counselling services over the last 3...

Voscur Blog: Laptop and cup of tea versus collection tins in the rain - time to demystify online fundraising!

17 July, 2017 - 12:25



Written by Jenny Wildblood, Voscur’s new Funding lead. Read more about Jenny here.


Early years childcare study on language and behaviour

13 July, 2017 - 14:52

A recent study commissioned by the Department for Education has found that early years education can lead to improvements in language and behaviour. The ...

Substance Misuse commissioning given the go ahead

13 July, 2017 - 10:46


Bristol City Council’s commissioning process for drug and alcohol services (formerly known as ROADS) was given the go ahead by last week’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

Full details of the final commissioning plan, tenders and timetables can be see here:...

Voscur introduces Sandra Meadows as Interim CEO

12 July, 2017 - 16:08


Sandra Meadows, Voscur’s new Interim Chief Executive, is a committed advocate for both the sector and the city which has been her home for the past 28 years.

Her background covers a variety of roles within the Bristol Corporate, Private and VCSE sectors including Marketing, HR,...