All Voscur services free until end of April 2020

24 March, 2020 - 18:39

 

Coronavirus has had a local, national and global impact, and we know that many of Bristol's community groups and organisations are balancing increased demand for services with workforce challenges, from self-isolation and illness to adjusting to online working. 

Now more so than...


New research highlights positive impact of Match Trading

4 February, 2020 - 14:20

New research has shown that Match Trading can increase the income which a social sector or community business earns from trading by 64% over a year.

Match Trading® aims to transform the...


New investment into Bristol to help grow the social economy 

3 February, 2020 - 15:22

 

Bristol will receive a share of a new £33 million investment programme that is aimed at tackling inequality through boosting the social economy. The money will support charities and social enterprises in the city and help grow the local social economy and tackle local...


£11.8 million announced for new breakfast clubs

7 January, 2020 - 15:57

 

The government is investing up to £11.8 million in additional funding for breakfast clubs in order to support disadvantaged families.

So far around 1,800 school breakfast clubs have been created or improved by the...


Consultation on society lottery reform published

7 January, 2020 - 15:18

 

The government is consulting on amendments to the licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP).

It follows the publication of another...


Online charity donation habits

Digital engagement report shows 44% of people have donated to a charity online

16 December, 2019 - 17:45

 

A new report on how the public engages with charities online has shown that 44% of people have donated digitally, and that older people’s online donations make a significant contribution.

The report, based on a survey of...


Government announces £10 million in funding to support vulnerable people transfer to Universal Credit

11 November, 2019 - 14:30

 

The Department of Work and Pensions has announced a £10 million Universal Credit Transition Fund for outreach programmes to help vulnerable people make Universal Credit claims.

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Gaming fundraiser for charity

News from Voscur members: Gaming fundraiser, funding success, and support on the ground

11 September, 2019 - 17:08

 

Voscur members have had a busy summer campaigning and collaborating, and autumn looks just as...


Accounting audit Charity Commission

Nearly half of charity accounts fall below auditing standards, says Charity Commission

29 August, 2019 - 11:30

 

In a sample of 296 charities’ accounts, the Charity Commission found that 46% failed to meet the...


Gift Aid Small Donations

Are you missing out on Gift Aid Small Donations?

6 August, 2019 - 11:39

 

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...


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