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.

Cyber Security in VCSE

Are you worried about cyber security for your VCSE organisation? Find here some guidelines and recommendation from the National Cyber Security Centre.

Early Help Briefing Note

South Gloucestershire Early Help Strategy for Children, Young People & Families' vision is that every child and young person in South Gloucestershire should have the best start in life, thrive, and be prepared for a successful adult life.

Annual Celebration Event

Join Southern Brooks to celebrate 31 years of partnership working in South Gloucestershire. With guest speakers including Dave Perry (CE South Gloucestershire Council), Ben Moseley (Avon and Somerset Police), and Mark Crutchley (Circadian Trust).

ChildFair State Inquiry

Children England are looking for people aged 13-21 to challenge issues in areas like education, housing and public spaces, and come up with creative proposals.

Symposium on Black Studies in Criminal Justice

The aim is to bring together and engage criminal justice agencies, policy makers, practitioners, and educators, interested in developing workforce capability in: understanding contemporary issues on Black Studies in Criminal Justice.

New Code of Fundraising Practice

The changes are designed to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third-party organisations to understand the standards expected of them when fundraising.

Building stronger communities

Former Communities Secretary Rt Hon. James Brokenshire this week laid out the government’s vision for building a stronger sense of belonging and shared prosperity within local communities.

Charity Commission guidance

The guidance aims to explain how charities should handle relationships with connected entities such as funders, public bodies and trading subsidiaries. 

Lloyds Bank Academy courses

Lloyds Bank Academy is a free service that gives you the skills you need for everyday life, your career or running your business.

National Award Success

SOUTH Glos Parents and Carers celebrate success after picking up a national award for Excellence in Parent Carer Participation.

Community Learning Courses

South Gloucestershire Council has opened new course from September to July 2020, gain and improve your skills including maths, IT and English.

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.

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.

Introduction to Enterprise

Setting up your own business? These free sessions in September will help create a business plan and get all the skills to boost your confidence!

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