Enabling Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Support

Closed 15 Sep 2019

Opened 19 Jul 2019

Results expected 1 Oct 2019

Feedback expected 27 Jan 2020


The council is seeking views from citizens and organisations on the council's proposed principles and priorities of the Enabling VCSE support grant. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, the council would like to hear about what your organisation needs are in terms of support and development to help you achieve your goals in the coming years.

Why your views matter

The council recognises that VCSEs themselves are the experts in the VCSE sector and the nature of the support it needs. The council is inviting comments from the VCSE sector and citizens because the principles and priorities being proposed are intended to meet the changing needs of the VCSE sector. Your views will inform the approach that will be decided by December 2019.

You can complete our online survey at the link below.

If you would like this information in another language, Braille, audio tape, large print, easy English, BSL video or CD rom or plain text please contact us by emailing investmentandgrants@bristol.gov.uk  or calling 0117 352 1316. This number is only staffed Monday- Wednesday


Consultation events:                                                                                    

We are running engagements events in early September. Due to capacity issues, please RSVP to the event you will be attending:


VCSE infrastructure support grant consultation - 4th of Sept

Location: Bristol City Hall

Time: 11:00 – 12:30


VCSE infrastructure support grant consultation - 10th of Sept

Location: Bristol City Hall

Time: 17:30 – 19:00


VCSE infrastructure support grant consultation - Equalities organisations

Location: St Pauls Learning Centre

Time: 15:30 – 17:00

This event is targeted at organisations who are led by and/or support equalities groups.


What happens next

The information from this consultation will be attached to the Cabinet report which will propose a competitive grant process to support a new set of VCSE support activities in the city. The information will also be used to inform the ‘Enabling VCSE Support’ grant offer and will shape the new Enabling VCSE support services from October 2020.


  • All Areas


  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Children and young people
  • Faith and religion
  • Gender issues
  • Older people's issues
  • Race issues
  • Voluntary sector
  • Sexuality issues