Loneliness Awareness Week, 13-17 June 2022 

6 June, 2022 - 15:01


Bristol-based Marmalade Trust is dedicated to raising awareness around loneliness. The trust launched Loneliness Awareness Week in 2017 with the aim of encouraging people to talk more openly about their experiences, helping thousands since. 

It’s a fact that loneliness is...

Sector cautiously welcomes windfall tax

6 June, 2022 - 13:23


Following a government U-turn, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has unveiled a package of measures stated to be worth over £15bn. The windfall tax on energy companies aims to raise around £5bn in its first year. The "temporary targeted energy profits levy" will be charged at a...

Charity bodies warn proposed online sales tax could have impact on donations 

1 June, 2022 - 14:02


The Treasury is currently reviewing the possible implementation of an online sales tax (OST) in order to 'rebalance' the taxation between online and in-store retail.  

The growth of online retail and the decline of the in-person high street shopping, have been of course...

Strong data management and digital expertise crucial for charities post Covid 

30 May, 2022 - 17:34


Various attempts have been made by political leaders to unlock the kind of collective effort that Covid brought about, but volunteering levels have remained stubbornly flat and the number of hours volunteered has seen a downward trend.  

If politicians wish to buck this trend,...

Volunteers' Week 2022!

30 May, 2022 - 16:20

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who...

Record 420,000 young people a month in England treated for mental health problems 

25 May, 2022 - 14:12


The total of open referrals (those undergoing treatment or waiting to start care) has risen by 147,853 since February 2020, a 54% increase, and by 80,096 over the last year alone, a jump of 24%. This has prompted experts in the field to warn of an unprecedented crisis in the wellbeing...

Is the ‘Halo Effect’ preventing diversity in the Green Sector? 

25 May, 2022 - 11:17


The “green sector” has become four times larger than manufacturing in the UK (IPCC, 2021) and Manu Maunganidze from the...

Charities must plan now for growing cost of living crisis 

23 May, 2022 - 11:56


With inflation climbing to historic levels as a result of supply issues caused by the pandemic and Brexit, what can charities do to mitigate the adverse effects? 

Pro Bono Economics...

Very mobile libraries in Bristol this summer 

18 May, 2022 - 12:24


Did you know that the library can now pedal its way to your community? 

With 100s of libraries being closed over the last decade and remaining library services, staff and premises under increasing financial pressures those with responsibility for running these community hubs have...

Expressions of Interest welcomed for Bristol’s One City Culture Board 

16 May, 2022 - 15:19


The City Office, creator and guardian of the Bristol One City Plan, has announced that the Expression of Interest process to join the Culture Board is now open.

Launched in January 2019, Bristol's One City Plan describes where the city aims to be by 2050, and how partners will...