Grants Advice Session

South Gloucestershire Council is offering the opportunity to meet with Grants/Funding Officers from the Council and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Community Learning Courses

South Gloucestershire Council has opened new course for September, gain and improve your skills including maths, IT and English.

Free Play Scheme

Four Towns Play Association is organising a Play Scheme for children.

South Gloucestershire Council Grants Advice Sessions

We are offering representatives of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) and town/parish councils the opportunity to meet with Grants/Funding Officers who will offer support and advice.

Waste Supplementary Planning Document 2019

This public consultation intends to set out the issues which have historically caused difficulties for waste management in South Gloucestershire along with the approaches that the council proposes to address them.

Thornbury Volunteer Centre Training Courses

Thornbury Volunteer Centre is offering two great training courses for the VCSE sector: (1) Good Practice around policy and procedures, and (2) Good Governance: Trustee roles and responsibilities.

Office spaces available for charities

Creative Youth Network have multiple spaces in Kingswood, which they rent to other charities and arts organisations, and currently have a vacancy for an office space.

Volunteer Managers’ Network Meetings

These meetings are open to all volunteer managers working in South Gloucestershire. They are friendly and informal gatherings where managers can share ideas and expertise and discuss any issues or concerns.

Child Safety Week 2019

Child Injury Prevention Group (CHIP) is raising awareness this month to avoid preventable injuries in the home.

How to communicate your data

In this video from the Charity Digital Tech Conference, Katy Murray from NPC explores how charities can communicate their data, quickly and accessibly to different audiences.

2018 Charity Digital Skills Report

Read this blog from Lightful which sets out some of the techniques that can help your senior management team or board to develop their digital skills!

1 to 1 Volunteering Support

Do you know any one that is already volunteering or might like to start volunteering and could benefit from some 1 to 1 support?

Discover Your Bounce

Do you want a taste of Discover your Bounce wellbeing events? See their upcoming events specifically targetting those running businesses and/or teams who might want a little flavour of what they offer before jumping on board.

EU Settlement Scheme Toolkit

The Home Office has published a toolkit to help local authorities and community groups to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Prisoners’ children

Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) new charity website features animations of prisoners’ children telling their stories in their own words.

WoE Mayor News

The West of England Mayor's new Digital Strategy, £3.9m Funding to boost skills, Ultra-low emission vehicle development and more

Women’s Breakout merger

with CLINKS: women's centres continue to make difference to the lives of women at risk of entering, and already in, the criminal justice system

Free advocacy

Free advocacy towards independence service for adults with a learning disability in South Gloucestershire


Charity Commission have published their decision about campaigning and political activity by charities before the 2017 General Election.

Practitioner’s guide

has been published for Commissioners on how to ensure the needs of families affected by drugs and alcohol are met

Child Criminalisation

A briefing report discussing how to reduce the rates of children in care who have contact with the criminal justice system.

Anti Hate Crime

Training for children and young people ,to raise awareness of hate crime and its impact and empower them how to spot and challenge it.

Silence the Violence

New pilot project in an all-women's prison to help prisoners to understand the root causes of their violent and disruptive behaviour.

Women and Leadership

Blog exploring how to enable women leaders to use their own resources and talents to transform the cultural challenges in the workplace

Getting It Right First Time

The Kings Fund this programme, which aims to bring higher quality hospital care at lower cost via reducing unwanted variations in clinical practise

SPOC Commissioning Model

is helping local charities live long and prosper say NACVA: better services for people/communities. Improves wellbeing. Saves money.

Fire & Rescue Risk Reduction

for child and young person's risk reduction - a guide to educational packages and services from Avon Fire and Rescue

Rural housing crisis

New research shows the proportion of affordable homes being provided by non-metropolitan local authorities has halved in five years...

Social Care Reform?

Addressing the question whether proposals for reforming social care will now move forward given the government’s lack of a majority.

Preparing prisoners for employment

'Out for Good' Report details findings of a 2-year action learning project on employing prisoners in community to prepare them for release.

Report on Food Banks

Report by the Trussell Trust, finds at least 2000 food banks across the UK, shining light on the rapid growth of the charity food provision.

Half of NHS cancels spending

The Kings Fund discovered its in quarterly monitoring report, due to financial pressures, and warns it will be another difficult year for health

Listening to patients…

listening more closely with patients, carers, communities and staff essential for providing safe and effective care, says Senior Consultant

New health relationships needed

needed between patients, communities, health and care professionals for the Vision of the NHS 5 Year Forward plan to be realised