Partnership working is both an opportunity and a challenge. This one-day session offers a chance to look in more detail at what the practical issues of partnerships are, and the skills you need to meet them.

What is the course about?

This course will help you identify and practice the skills needed to undertake successful partnership working. Partnerships and collaborations are areas of expertise for Voscur, and we have many years' experience of facilitating and advising collaborations in and around Bristol. 

What will you learn?

Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Bristol has declared a Climate Crisis and has committed to being carbon neutral by 2030. This will mean everyone in Bristol making a change and not just continuing with ‘business as usual’.

This course will help you identify why you need to change, and how you can lower your carbon footprint and adapt to a carbon neutral local economy, becoming a sustainable organisation for your service users. 

This course will cover:

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00
Women's issues in Bristol
16 December, 2019


Bristol Women’s Voice is speaking to women across Bristol to find out what issues they face and what ideas they have for change.

The City Listening Project will seek to capture the voices of women who are rarely heard through discussion groups, one-to-one interviews and interactive pop-ups.

Community Asset Transfer of public toilets
25 November, 2019


A block of disused public toilets in Avonmouth is available for Community Asset Transfer (CAT) bids, where community groups have the chance to manage and run a property to benefit local people.

The toilet building, at the edge of Avonmouth Park on Avonmouth Road, is a single-storey unit with a tiled roof, built some time between 1905 and 1910. It has been vacant since 2005, and the freehold is owned by Bristol City Council.

24 October, 2019


The 2019-20 Voscurs, Bristol’s social impact awards, are now open for nominations.

This is your chance to nominate a group or individual for their hard work since January 2019. There are seven categories, each highlighting a particular strength of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Bristol.

16 October, 2019


This month saw the first Queen’s Speech since June 2017.

Officially, the occasion is used to set out government proposals for the upcoming parliamentary term.

However, with political turmoil potentially resulting in the speech being rejected by parliament and a general election looking probable, it seems unlikely that the proposals will be enacted during this parliament.


NCVO has launched a range of safeguarding resources to help organisations keep donors, service users, staff and volunteers safe. The resources, as part of NCVO Knowhow, include details of safeguarding policies and procedures, checklists, frameworks, and advice on whistleblowing and reporting abuse. 

St. Paul's Learning Centre Bristol
3 September, 2019


Clare Daley, Voscur’s Community Outreach Coordinator, will run a series of drop-in sessions around Bristol for new and local community groups – three will be held in East and Central Bristol, three in South Bristol, and four in North Bristol.

The sessions, which take place from September to November, help local groups with small budgets or small teams discover available support and resources.

Gift Aid Small Donations
6 August, 2019


Earlier this year, the government released Gift Aid statistics, revealing that the amount paid out on the scheme had increased to a record £1.35 billion, up from £90 million – an increase of 7%.

In particular, the Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) has seen a 33% increase in the amount of money claimed.


This is the final part of a toolkit that summarises a suite of resources and tools developed by DOT PROJECT in partnership with key experts as part of the Charity Digital Leaders programme.

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide organisations with a starting point to assess their digital approach.  More comprehensive support and guidance can be found in the presentations from the training sessions, to request a copy of these please email:


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