16 May, 2017
 
New research by Bristol-based charity, Getting on Board, has found how poor trustee recruitment practices are damaging UK charity effectiveness, and has identified simple steps to improve things.
 
In their report, The Looming Crisis in Charity Trustee Recruitment, they state how trustee recruitment practices are outdated, with low levels of charities advertising their vacancies in the media and high levels recruiting simply through word-of-mouth.
 
11 May, 2017
 
Voscur has launched a new survey to support our ongoing work to support, represent and develop Bristol’s VCSE sector in areas of commissioning and collaboration in the city.
 
5 May, 2017

The results of the Metro Mayor election are in, with Conservative Tim Bowles winning by a small margin - 4,377 votes ahead of Labour's Lesley Mansell.

 

This important and useful report both summarises the current serious challenges for local charities and suggests evidenced solutions.

To download a copy, click here. 

New website aiming to support organisations through the social funding maze.

http://www.goodfinance.org.uk/?_cldee=d2VuZHlAdm9zY3VyLm9yZw%3d%3d&recip...

28 April, 2017

Thursday 4 May 2017 sees an historic election for the first Mayor for the new West of England Combined Authority (WECA), covering Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

20 April, 2017
Chris Walker, a Senior External Relations Officer at NCVO, has published an interesting blog this week, following the announcement of a snap general election in June 2017.
 
The announcement, which came as a shock to many and will have ramifications across sectors - the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is no exception. The blog encourages groups to begin thinking about what they should be doing now to make sure they are part of the debate and aware of the important issues that will affect them.
 
5 April, 2017
On 4th May 2017, the new West of England Combined Authority – alongside five other regions across the country – will be holding elections for metro mayors. 
 
Devolution will mean that more decisions will be made locally on issues including regional transport, housing, adult education and skills.  Central government has committed to channelling £30m a year towards this fund over a 30-year period.
 

 

What the sector would like to see: key priorities and actions for meeting the needs of children, young people and families.

You are invited to the next meeting of the network.  The Mayor, Marvin Rees, has said that he wants to understand the sector’s priorities and suggestions.  He will attend this meeting to participate in our discussion.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

Voscur's Boost! Project matches community organisations with skilled volunteers to complete a short term piece of work that builds capacity. The main activity of Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) is to reduce alcohol and drug related harm which they do through a variety services.

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