This document tells you what organisations need to think about when developing a Fundraising strategy.

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations will have the ability to improve their performance and sustainability, thanks to two new online tools supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Learning from both will be evaluated to share with the sector.


This advice sheet gives a full timetable for the Community Asset Transfer Process, covers all aspects of eligibility and gives an overview of what the Business Case needs to cover, along with a list of links to further information and advice.

Please see attached a template guide to the key sections that a one year business plan should contain.

A template guide to the key sections that a one year business plan should contain

A guide to Business planning from Voluntary Action LeicesterShire.

Are you a charity, social enterprise or organisation that would like to know more about social investment, meet social investors and hear from other organisations that have used social investment to sustain or grow their organisation?

Thursday, 14 September, 2017 -
10:00 to 13:00


This introductory overview is designed to help your organisation get ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation, which is effective as of May 2018.

Click here to view and download this resource.

Guidance on safeguarding children and young people.


18 May, 2017


What do the party manifestos say about the VCSE sector?

Read Civil Society Voices' digest here

This event is for Bristol VCSE organisations interested in Targeted Youth Services contracts. Managers are invited to participate if their organisation is actively considering bidding or being part of collaborative bids. The event, which will focus on good relationships, different perspectives and ways of working (e.g. in sub-contracting), should help Bristol organisations prepare for the imminent publication of tenders.


Wednesday, 21 June, 2017 -
10:00 to 13:00


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