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.  
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:

Thursday, 12 October, 2017 -
10:00 to 14:30

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.

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.

Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 -
09:30 to 15:45


(please read our note below about capacity!)

It's our first #tech4good of 2018! We'll be bringing you two short talks focusing on digital & data strategy on a shoestring - what are the first steps and things to think about before plunging headlong a digital project such as communications or data handling?

Wednesday, 21 February, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:00

We will be hosting a Workshop for Providers to contribute to the Sexual Violence Pathways needs assessment of Avon and Somerset.

9.45am - Teas and Coffees available on arrival.
10am -1pm Workshop

This will be an opportunity to identify any strengths, weaknesses, gaps, barriers to access or structural issues in the sexual violence pathways, bringing to the discussion the experience you have as a practitioner in your field.

Thursday, 11 January, 2018 -
09:45 to 13:00

The Volunteer Organisers' Forum is used to promote and share best practice for those managing or coordinating volunteers. We currently meet quarterly to discuss a variety of issues relevant to volunteering such as volunteer recruitment, employability, DBS checks, volunteer retention, thank you events, welfare reform impacts, volunteers and the law amongst others.

This event will take place at UWE and will cover:

- Introduction to GDPR for volunteer managers led by Katie Finch + Jessie Langton, Voscur

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00

This follows on from “Making the Best Case for Funding” session we are running, and is a chance for you to book 30 minutes with a Voscur fundraising expert to discuss your bid in detail and take away some feedback you can use to improve your bid before the deadline. 

Thursday, 23 November, 2017 -
18:00 to 21:00

This workshop will look at how to make the best possible case for funding from the PCRF. We’ll cover how to describe your project clearly, define and evidence your impact and make your application stand out.

You’ll get the most from this workshop if you’ve already taken a good look at the application form and started to draft your answers.

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 -
18:00 to 21:00
Following the very positive meeting focused on SEND in the summer, to further discuss the ideas raised  by the enthusiastic organisations involved, this follow up meeting will focus on:

Personal Budgets for disabled children and their families: How does it work, how can the sector respond to/ support this going forward?
Wikkis: multimedia approaches to self advocacy for disabled children and young people: how they work, how can short breaks and other service/ advocacy  providers get involved?

Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00


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