At a time when so much is uncertain, especially Brexit, it can seem impossible to plan for your organisation's future; it's not as if you have a crystal ball. But that’s also an opportunity to take things into your own hands. The plan for Brexit will arrive from London via Brussels – in contrast, your business plan can be produced by you and your community.

So do you have a business plan? Do you know where it is? Is it in the back of a filing cabinet gathering dust? Is it 97 pages long and nobody’s ever read it?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 -
10:00 to 15:00

Not sure where to go next with fundraising or feeling like it is a lot of work for little gain? If so, this course is for you. It introduces fundraising strategies and explains why they are useful, looks at external challenges and opportunities and starts to think about a variety of funding sources.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00
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
Voscurs awards nominations open until 20 December 2018
13 November, 2018

 

The nominations deadline for the next 'Voscurs', Bristol's social impact awards, has now been extended: you have until Thursday 20 December 2018 to nominate hard-working VCSE organisations. Whilst three of the six awards categories are decided by a panel of judges, the three remaining awards are decided by public vote. All six awards give important recognition from the rest of the local VCSE sector, and need your nominations to truly represent Bristol's voluntary, community and social enterprise groups. 

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