Have your say: dormant asset consultation

13 September, 2022 - 15:51

£738 million has been unlocked for good causes in England by the expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme, following the passing of the Dormant Assets Act 2022. Your input is now sought to a government consultation on how best to use these funds to deliver the greatest impact. 


Rebecca Mear joins Voscur as CEO

1 September, 2022 - 13:15


Rebecca Mear has joined Voscur as the new Chief Executive Officer. This appointment follows a wide-ranging and open recruitment process, and we are thrilled to have Rebecca in post.


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NCVO warns of volunteer burnout and guilt  

27 July, 2022 - 11:15


The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has just published their report Time Well Spent: Impact of Covid-19 On the Volunteer Experience, and...

Could you sponsor a young person to take part in the GAP initiative?

25 July, 2022 - 12:34

The Grassroot Activators Programme (GAP) is a year long initiative taking place within Bristol communities. It's purpose is to raise aspirations and develop pathways to future opportunities for 16-25 year olds from marginalised neighbourhoods across the city.

The hope and plan is that...

Bristol Local Food Fund is now recruiting for their Citizens Panel

20 July, 2022 - 11:08


Bristol Local Food Fund is looking for seven people with lived experience of food insecurity who will decide how £60,000 of funding is given out to community food projects across the city that are at the forefront of tackling this issue.

The Panel will meet in person over five ...

Pay gap between charity and private sector widening 

20 July, 2022 - 10:20


According to Pro Bono Economics (PBE), the fiscal think tank, there is a widening pay gap between earnings in charities and businesses. Although analysis shows that the rate of growth in both sectors isn’t keeping pace with inflation. 

Year-on-year wage growth was up 5.6 per cent...

Consultation on next round of dormant assets funding launched 

20 July, 2022 - 09:54


The government is now consulting on how to distribute approximately £900m from dormant bank accounts. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) announced the 12-week public consultation last week and input will help to determine how the next tranche of assets should...

State of the sector: Make your experiences count 

13 July, 2022 - 14:27


Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling – or just carrying on more or less as normal – Third Sector Trends wants to hear from you. 

More than 3,000 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations across England and Wales have already...

Voscur's Skills 4 Social Purpose programme - sign up now!

13 July, 2022 - 13:01


VOSCUR has launched the Skills 4 Social Purpose Programme.

This new programme is being delivered in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and a whole host of organisations spanning the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.


New capital funding for Bristol communities 

13 July, 2022 - 12:09


Bristol City Council has announced a one-off fund of £4 million for organisations working with people in Bristol who belong to communities experiencing the greatest inequality. The council recognises that our diverse communities are underpinned by a network of dedicated VCSE...