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...

Social Metrics Commission poverty report

Report reveals UK poverty rate consistent since Millennium

5 August, 2019 - 12:21


The Social Metrics Commission has launched its latest report highlighting the scale of tackling poverty across the UK....

Instagram donation sticker launches in UK

Instagram launches donation stickers for UK charities and non-profits

1 August, 2019 - 13:17


Following a successful trial in the USA, Instagram has rolled out a new charity donation sticker which UK users of the social media platform can add to their Instagram Stories.

The electronic sticker...

One Bristol Curriculum

One Bristol Curriculum to highlight BAME history, culture and achievements

31 July, 2019 - 13:59


A new city-wide curriculum for schools, the One Bristol Curriculum, will be created to highlight Bristol’s BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) history and the achievements of local people from BAME backgrounds. It will also tie into the...

Bristol City Council launches Social Value Toolkit

31 July, 2019 - 12:16


A new toolkit encouraging local businesses to measure their social value in Bristol has been launched in a bid to help organisations establish the positive impact they are having in the city.


Formal volunteering

Formal volunteering at lowest levels since 2012

30 July, 2019 - 15:28


The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has released findings from its latest Community Life Survey...

Baroness Barran appointed Civil Society minister

30 July, 2019 - 13:47

Baroness Barran has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary for Civil Society.

Barran joined the department last week and has broad experience in the VCSE sector.

She previously...

16-24-year-olds volunteering survey

Generation Giving: 16-24-year-olds more likely to do something charitable than watch Love Island

29 July, 2019 - 17:01


A new survey from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has revealed that those aged 16-24...

New appointments at DCMS

29 July, 2019 - 14:58


The government department responsible for the VCSE sector has seen a number of new appointments following Boris Johnson’s election as Conservative leader and therefore prime minister by Tory Party members.

Former Education...

Mental health services in BNSSG

Share your experience of mental health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

22 July, 2019 - 15:34


Anyone with experience of accessing mental health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is invited to take part in a survey which will help improve these services in the future.

Survey answers, which are anonymous, will inform the development of mental...