People, not processes, must be at the heart volunteering

16 May, 2022 - 11:51


What do volunteers in Bristol really need in order to make their most effective contributions? The new Vision For Volunteering provokes fresh dialogue.  

The Vision for Volunteering, drawn up by a partnership of five charities,...

South Bristol Wellbeing – Call for expressions of interest

13 May, 2022 - 12:28

City Lab is a new way of funding which brings groups together to explore key issues in Bristol. The project is led by City Funds, a partnership between Bristol City Council, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital and Quartet Community Foundation. 

The project is looking for an organisation...

Voscur and Wesport to distribute £380,000 to local communities

11 May, 2022 - 12:07


Wesport, the sports charity that helps people to become more physically active and enjoy the benefits that an active lifestyle can bring, has launched the Sport England, ...

Bristol to have UK's first regular drug checking service

9 May, 2022 - 15:35


The proposed service is due to be decided on by Bristol’s cabinet on May 10, and could open its doors for the first time on May 28 as well as operating before events such as festivals.

Drug checking services have run successfully across Europe for around 40 years and pilots in...

Bristol votes to remove elected mayor role

9 May, 2022 - 14:07


Just 10 years after voting to bring in a directly elected mayor, last week Bristolians voted against keeping the role of an elected Mayor.

Labour incumbent Marvin Rees, who had already said he would not run for a third time, will serve out the term until 2024 at which point all...

Bristol mayor - how will you vote in the referendum?

4 May, 2022 - 10:56


This Thursday Bristolians will vote on whether to keep the existing city mayoral system or to return to the committee system, a method last used in Bristol in 2000. 

As a city, we have several mayors representing us; for starters we have the traditional Right Honourable Lord...

High Court ruling allows charity trustees to consider the climate crisis in investment decisions

4 May, 2022 - 10:40

The High Court has reinterpreted a 30-year old judgment which mandated that charity trustees maximise return on investment except in circumstances where to do so would conflict with the charities' purpose. 

Justice Michael Green recently approved investment policies drawn up by two ...

Charity Creatives

4 May, 2022 - 09:20

Charity Creatives is an opportunity for local charities to get a fresh perspective on a marketing challenge, and for marketing professionals to socialise, meet new people and put their skills to good use.

The charity gets help with writing the brief beforehand, and the creatives get an...

Common Call’s social investment co-design research project

13 April, 2022 - 16:20

Common Call is working on the development of a social investment model that benefits underrepresented communities, such as global majority-led, Black-led, and lived experience-led. 

This research project aims to determine the...

The Big Jubilee Lunch

11 April, 2022 - 14:22

Bristol Cathedral and partners are delighted to announce a Big Jubilee Lunch on College Green on Sunday 5 June to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This full day free event is suitable for all ages and includes live music (...