Charities and the power dynamic 

6 July, 2022 - 11:45


Dr Javed Khan, former chief executive of Barnardo’s, recently commented that big charities don't do enough to share power with their smaller counterparts. 

Khan commented that what the sector needs to do is recognise that, through partnerships between national and local charities...

The cost of living crisis in Bristol - Voscur's response

4 July, 2022 - 11:15


Voscur statement submitted for Bristol City Council's Full Council meeting, 5th July, 2022

Voscur is the support and development agency for Bristol’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE). Bristol’s VCSE sector, working with other city partners...

A Celebration Of Refugees In Our City

29 June, 2022 - 15:12


Last week, along with our colleagues Baher and Heather of BRASP (Bristol Refugee and Asylum Seeker Partnership), Voscur celebrated the contribution that refugees and asylum seekers make to Bristol as part of Refugee Week. 

Baher, who is originally from Syria, has volunteered for...

Voscur is offering learning opportunities for women from particular communities

Voscur launches programme for women with lived experience

29 June, 2022 - 11:56


Voscur's new Skills for Social Purpose programme will enable local women to use their existing life skills, plus new skills which will be developed on the course, to help them think about working and volunteering in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.


Racism and bullying identified at Macmillan Cancer Support 

27 June, 2022 - 15:29

Macmillan Cancer Support has admitted that it has “fallen short both in culture and processes”, and apologised after an internal report uncovered incidents of racism and bullying at the charity. 

Staff described incidents such as a racial slur being used (and unchallenged) during an...

Care workers facing financial and emotional stress 

27 June, 2022 - 14:25

Correction 30/6/22 16:30 - this article was amended to include a statement from St Monica Trust and with our apology for a mistake in the previous version.

Less than a quarter of care workers feel happy at the end of their shift, according to new research. ...

Volunteers' Week 2022

15 June, 2022 - 13:02


The Voscur team had a really positive day last Sunday and enjoyed meeting and greeting the hundreds of people that visited College Green for the celebration event marking the end of Volunteers' Week 2022.

Visitors to our exhibition stand got to hear more about the work we...

Charity gift-card supports new shopping habits

13 June, 2022 - 14:49


Charities are meeting rising demand for good value, ethical, environmentally friendly shopping options. Increasing numbers of consumers are turning to second hand goods as they try to cope with the cost-of-living crisis and shrinking household budgets at the same time as making efforts...

Transforming food systems – national and local perspectives

13 June, 2022 - 12:56


Long-waited plans to transform England's food system are being revealed by the government today (Monday 13thJune). However, Henry Dimbleby, the government's own adviser on food, says only about half of his recommendations have been taken on, with the resulting government policy document...

Grants - how do you think they should be managed?

8 June, 2022 - 12:48


If you have 15 minutes spare then using them to answer The Funding Experience Survey from the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) to influence key funders, could be time well spent...