The Voluntary Sector Mainfesto

Ahead of the General Election in a few weeks, NCVO and ACEVO have published the 'Voluntary Sector Manifesto 2024'.

NCVO describes this document as a “tool for all of us in the sector to use to set out our collective and brighter vision for the future".

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We're pleased to announce a new programme of fully funded support for community groups & organisations in Gloucestershire wanting to develop an Awards for All bid.

Our colleague Cate is offering a range of bespoke support and workshops over the coming months and anyone interested is encouraged to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Award winners and finalists holding certificates and award on stage

The brand new Gloucestershire’s Volunteer Awards shone a light on volunteers across the county during a heart-warming ceremony at the Growth Hub in Gloucester last week.

Almost 150 guests (including local volunteers and their families) were warmly welcomed to a beautifully decorated atrium and ceremony hosted by Steve Knibbs from BBC Points West.

CandO: Connect and Offload

Gloucestershire’s new mental wellbeing helpline ‘Connect and Offload’ (or CandO, pronounced ‘Can Do’, for short) has now been officially launched.

CandO has been designed to provide support when someone first notices signs and symptoms of their mental health worsening.  It is open to any adult (aged 18+) in Gloucestershire who is experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as low mood, anxiety, stress and loneliness. This includes support and advice for individuals seeking help with self-harm, allowing them to receive the support they need, alongside wider support for overall emotional wellbeing.

This weeks round up of job and trustee vacancies within the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire.

Week beginning 5 June 2024.

Two open hands with palms facing upwards and stars surrounding words 'Gloucestershire's Volunteer Awards 2024'

The heart of Gloucestershire’s communities are to be celebrated at the highly anticipated Gloucestershire's Volunteer Awards, held at the Growth Hub in Gloucester on Thursday 6 June.

Organised by Go Volunteer Glos, in collaboration with Charlie’s Cancer Support and the Gloucestershire VCS Alliance, the event will honour the outstanding contributions of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to make a positive impact across the county.

Words: In Partnership May 2024

Each quarter, we send out a newsletter on behalf of the Gloucestershire VCSE Strategic Partnership.

Our newsletter contains updates about how the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire is working in partnership with the public sector and a range of agencies for the benefit of local communities.

We're inviting colleagues from across the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire to join us at this years Gloucestershire's Volunteer Awards.

Gloucestershire’s Volunteer Awards celebrates and recognises the outstanding contribution of volunteers within our county. Our Awards shine a light on volunteers from a range of backgrounds and life experiences who are making a difference within our communities.

This weeks round up of job and trustee vacancies within the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire.

Week beginning 13 May 2024.

We're delighted to announce that 18 local VCSE sector groups & organisations in Gloucestershire have been awarded grants totalling £300k for projects which support mental health in the county.

These grants we're provided by Gloucestershire VCS Alliance and Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (GHC) as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation (CMHT) programme in the county.