We're putting together a selection of resources and information to help inform, develop and strengthen the VCSE sector in the county.

We will reguarly update this page over the coming months - please bookmark this page to come back and check-in whenever you can.

Information Updates

  • Gloucestershire VCS Alliance News Bulletin - our bi-monthly newsletter full of news, information and resources for VCSE sector groups & organisations of all shapes & sizes in Gloucestershire.
  • Gloucestershire VCS Alliance Better Together Newsletter - our exclusive member-only quarterly newsletter full of earlybird offers, exclusive membership discounts and member updates. Our membership is free for VCSE sector groups & organisations operating in Gloucestershire. More information about membership and how to join is here
  • GoVolunteerGlos publishes a monthly 'Volunteering Insight' newsletter for groups & organisations supporting volunteers in the county. To sign up, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Social Media - follow us on Twitter (now known as 'X') or news, information and updates about 'What's Happening' within the VCSE Sector in Gloucestershire: @GlosVCSAlliance. You can also search for our hashtag: #VCSENewsGlos. You can also find us on Facebook: @GlosVCSAlliance

Equality, Inclusion & Diversity

  • NCVO guide - information to help you get started in improving your group/organisations’ approach to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Finance

  • Embrace Finance has created a webpage containing a range of finance resources for VCSE sector groups & organisations.

Fundraising & Funding

  • Gloucestershire VCS Alliance Funding Bulletin - our monthly e-Bulletin for groups & organisations in Gloucestershire that contains the latest funding opportunities, tender announcements and more. Find out more and join our mailing list here
  • NCVO guide - information and step-by-step guides to help VCSE sector groups & organisations to find funding, prepare budgets and write funding bids. 

Governance

  • Gov UK: 'The Essential Trustee' - guidance that explains the key duties of all trustees of charities in England and Wales, as well as what trustees need to do to carry out these duties competently.
  • Trustees Week' - Trustees’ Week is a national campaign that occurs in November each year to celebrate the achievements of nearly one million trustees across the UK. We celebrate each year with a campaign specially designed for the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire. Please keep updated via our social media: @GlosVCSAlliance on X and @GlosVCSAlliance on Facebook.
  • The Governance App - this free app aims to help your trustee board to review and improve its governance together. You can find out more about the app and its benefits here

Health & Wellbeing

  • The Wellbeing Line - free and confidential mental health & wellbeing support for the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire is available via The Wellbeing Line. No prior application is required. More information about sector-specific support is here
  • Healthy Workplaces Gloucestershire - support, information and advice to help groups & organisations in the county and their team to develop a healthy workplace.

Social Media & Marketing

  • Sector Shorts - Our new series of bitesize learning videos for VCSE sector groups & organisations in Gloucestershire. Series One: Social Media for Beginners introduces you to social media and guides you through how to use Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter), LinkedIn and Tiktok: Watch Now

Training & Skills Development

  • Gloucestershire VCS Alliance training & events programme - we offer a range of fully funded learning & development opportunities for the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire. Find out about what's coming up here
  • Online training & webinars - you can catch up online and stream our recorded webinars and online training videos here
  • Sector Shorts - our new series of bitesize learning videos for VCSE sector groups & organisations in Gloucestershire. Series One: Social Media for Beginners introduces you to social media and guides you through how to use Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter), LinkedIn and Tiktok: Watch Now
  • UK Gov: Free Qualifications - a website that contains a range of funded Level 2 qualifications such as Equality & Diversity, Marketing and Health & Social Care.

Volunteering

  • Go Volunteer Glos - VCSE sector groups & organisations can recruit and showcase their volunteering opportunities, for free, to thousand of potential volunteers from a range of backgrounds via Go Volunteer Glos - the online home of volunteering in Gloucestershire.
  • NCVO guide - practical advice and step-by-step information to help VCSE sector groups & organisations to manage volunteers and volunteering processes.

Tune into our podcast

We produce a monthly podcast where our Chief Officer, Matt Lennard, discusses all things VCSE sector in Gloucestershire with a range of guests. You can find out more and tune in here

Join our online debates

Sector Spotlight is our new online series which bring colleagues from VCSE sector groups & organisations across Gloucestershire together to share their views and ideas during a friendly debate. Anyone for the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire can join in and we are currently looking for future panel members. You can find out more and catch up on previous debates here

Get in touch

If you have a link to a resource or some information that you believe is useful to the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire, or would like to contact us, please use our webform and a member of our team will get back to you.