Peer Networks

There are plenty of local and national peer networks that provide a useful space - either online or in person - for people to meet, exchange ideas and share learning. Below you'll find a list of groups based in Bristol and the wider South West (such as Bath) that can help your organisation make progess.

Although Voscur provides support in a number of areas for local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups, we also work with other specialist peer networks to support particular types of learning and collaboration.

Do you know a peer network that should be on this list? Email to share details.

2020 Network 2020 network
2020 (Social Invest South West) brings together charities and social enterprises from around the city to learn and grow together.
We’ll be providing free training, one-to-one advice and regular peer support workshops.
Together these will enable you to improve your governance and impact measurement, produce a compelling business plan to generate surplus income and incorporate social loans into a more sustainable funding mix.
Voscur Fundraisers Facebook Group

Voscur Fundraising Group
This group is for those in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Bristol who have a hand in funding/fundraising activities for their organisations.

Whether you are a tiny grassroots outfit just starting out or a large, more established organisation - we can all benefit from sharing our wisdom with our colleagues and peers.
This group is a friendly, open and productive space for everyone to come and ask questions, share learning and generally stay up-to-date with fundraising knowledge and tips! 

Bristol Charity Communications Professionals Network

Bristol Charity Communications Professionals Network
The place to get together with other people in the Not for Profit sector who look after communications, marketing or PR.

Bristol Ageing Better

BAB's Communications Network
For communications staff and volunteers from community groups and voluntary organisations that are working to improve the lives of older people in Bristol.

Tech 4 Good

For people who are interested in using digital technologies (web, mobile and data) for social good.

Bristol Fundraisers Group

Bristol Fundraisers' Group
Join other local fundraisers to discuss key issues and hear best practice examples. 

Peer Support Forum

Peer Partnership Forum
This is a quarterly forum, developed by Brigstowe as part of The Peer Parnership, for anyone working on (or thinking about starting) peer support programmes in their organisation. Find out about peer support best practice, new peer mentoring in the area, development opportunities for peer mentoring and partnership working, and get to network with other peer support coordinators. 

To join the Peer Partnership Forum, please email You can also join a private Facebook group for members of the forum by clicking here

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Voscur peer support networks
In October 2020, we launched two new peer networks for informal online peer support. These networks will meet as often as once a fortnight, depending on demand, and you can register to attend the next session by visiting our training and events calendar. 

  • The Peer Support Network: For managers of VCSE organisations.
  • The Problem-Solving Network: For COVID-19 response groups.