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Voscur is a network of 500 voluntary and community groups and social enterprise organisations. Working together - collaborating, coordinating services and sharing skills and experience - we have a positive impact on the people of Bristol and beyond.
Members benefit from:
- Discounted job advertising via Voscur’s website and social media
Full Voscur members receive a 68% reduction on job adverts, saving £75 per advert. With a main jobs page receiving over 150,000 hits per year, and with membership only costing between £0 - £120 (dependent on your size) for the whole year, this gives groups even more incentive to advertise with us. For Associate Member savings, click here.
- Money off Voscur training and events
Full Voscur Members save £110 (57%) on Voscur’s full-day training courses and a £39 (41%) on half day courses. They are also entitled to a discount of up to 74% on our bespoke training courses. For many groups, these savings more than cover their annual membership fee. Associate Members save £88 on full-day courses and £18 on half-day courses.
- Free advertising for your events
Voscur Members can advertise their local events by adding a listing to the website (non-members pay £15). A selection of events is also promoted in a weekly ebulletin, sent to over 1,800 subscribers, and on social media, reaching over 6,300 followers.
- Local insight, offers and news
As well as a weekly ebulletin, members will soon receive a quarterly newsletter, featuring exclusive resources, information and member deals.
- Local policy information and analysis
National organisations are a great source of sector news, but rarely offer specifically local insight. Voscur’s Policy and Information Officer gathers and produces research, briefings and resources relevant to Bristol and the West of England, as well as broader policy matters and issues. Voscur members will have exclusive access to this content to use to develop their services and plan for the future.
- Fundraising support
Grants Online Local enables local VCSE organisations to search for and identify relevant grant funding sources. Voscur have partnered with Grants Online Local to provide our members with exclusive access to this service through our own dedicated portal - further information and registration here.
- Discounted reviews of your funding applications
Full Voscur members get up to a 58% discount on our Funding Application Review Service (Associate Members also save). This service provides constructive, timely feedback on a draft funding application to increase your chances of success and prepare you for future bids.
- Being stronger together
Our members are part of a network of hundreds of voluntary and community groups and social enterprise organisations in Bristol, North Somerset and further afield. The value of this network for collaborating, coordinating services and sharing skills and experience is infinite.
If you have any questions about these benefits, or membership in general, please contact our office on: 0117 909 9949.