Thriving students smile at he camera while holding their graduation certificates

Huge congratulations to our 'Thriving' Leadership Programme students who celebrated their graduation at the Growth Hub in Gloucester last week.

'Thriving' is our 6 month (fully funded) leadership, enterprise & professional development programme for VCSE groups & organisations in Gloucestershire.

Words: Small but mighty #SmallCharityWeek

Small Charity Week amplifies, supports and connects small charities across the UK.

This year, Small Charity Week runs from 24 to 28 June and there are a range of webinars and learning opportunities on offer - for free - for VCSE sector groups & organisations.

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".

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.

Computer screen with text :Looking for a job'

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

Week beginning 19 June 2024.

Lady typing on laptop while taking notes in notepad

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.

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.