As funding from charitable and statutory sources gets harder to access we all need to think about other income sources out there that could help secure our services for the future. As usual, “Fund It” will give you access to up-to-date information from major charitable trusts but this year we’ll also be looking at other options. So come along to find out how other charitable organisations are diversifying their income, get top tips for future income generation and find out how to access new income streams effectively.

Join us to:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 -
10:00 to 16:00
Voscur's popular Annual Conference and Social Impact Awards are back for 2017 at the fantastic city centre location of We The Curious (previously @Bristol). Boasting an array of inspiring speakers, the annual Social Impact Awards ceremony known as 'The Voscurs' and a drinks reception, the event will offer the opportunity to network with key activists from across the VCSE sector, as well as with supporters from business, local politics, and the public sector.  
 
Date/Time: 
Thursday, 30 November, 2017 -
15:30 to 20:00

 

A fantastic opportunity for a FREE day of practical, no nonsense learning on the essential areas of running a community group or organisation. Learn from peers and experts and plan how you can take your work forward in your community.

This day will include:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 12 October, 2017 -
10:00 to 14:30

The new Charity Governance Code published in July 2017 has brought into sharp focus the need to improve the diversity of trustee boards. It recommends that trustee boards periodically take part in training and/or reflection about diversity and understands their responsibilities in this area.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 25 January, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:30

This free training aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and workplace issues, thus offering those who experience gender-based violence, a safer, more supportive and better response in their workplace.

The training gives further knowledge of the effects of domestic abuse on victims and how that can impact on their work. It will also give guidance on developing appropriate policies and procedures and implementing them effectively.

Aimed at all staff to raise awareness of these important issues, but particularly:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:30

There are about 9000 children and young people in Bristol with special educational needs or a disability (SEND).

Organisations across Bristol’s Children and Families Partnership are currently working together to help ensure these children and young people achieve the outcomes set out in the Children, Young People and Families Strategy.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 20 July, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

Bristol City Council is preparing for its most challenging budget gap ever following cuts in Government funding. They will need to save a total of £90.6 million over the next three financial years. The latest total for cuts is based on thorough financial planning and takes into account further anticipated cuts in Government grants, along with other pressures on the Council’s budget such as an increasing demand on services from a growing population.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 -
09:30 to 15:45

 

Warning  -  this resource contains penguins!

This very accessible and easy-to-use resource from the Social Policy and Evaluation Research Unit in New Zealand is both a primer and a toolkit to help you plan and implement a top-quality evaluation of your impact. 

To download a copy, click here

This course will give you an introduction to the basics around financial management for charities (legal requirements, SORP, best practice management reporting.)

What will this course cover:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 11 October, 2018 -
09:30 to 13:00

There are funders out there who want to support you to develop new income streams and become more sustainable. This briefing will look at where and how you can attract grant funding to help you make those changes that will ensure sustainability, what you can ask for and how to make the best possible case.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 -
12:00 to 14:00

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