Bristol Link with Beira


Bristol International Twinning Association

Beira (Mozambique) is one of seven cities overseas, twinned with Bristol under the umbrella of the Bristol International Twinning Association. Bordeaux (France), Hannover (Germany), Oporto (Portugal), Puerto Morazan (Nicaragua), Tbilisi (Georgia) and Zuangzhou (China) are the other cities. Twinning partnerships between cities are able to have a very positive impact on the international life of cities around the world. Twinning is a tried and tested way of linking citizens with their counterparts in other countries.

Bristol SDG Alliance

Bristol Green Capital Partnership encourages the adoption and practical use of the SDGs to guide Bristol’s future sustainable development, the Partnership has joined with a group of similarly-minded stakeholders in the city to form the Bristol SDG Alliance. The Alliance’s objectives are to use the SDGs to: 

  • drive the policy framework for long-term city-region development and resilience;
  • monitor progress and enable the city-region to hold itself to account; and
  • clearly connect community and city-level action to national and global challenges.


The South West International Development Network (SWIDN) supports and connects NGOs, civil society, think tanks, academics, consultants and private sector organisations to work more efficiently and collaboratively towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Voscur is the support and development agency for Bristol’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. Voscur’s vision is to improve the quality of life for the people of Bristol. Voscur’s mission is to support, develop and represent Bristol’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

National Council for Voluntary Organisations brings members together to find solutions to common problems, and

  • provide practical support on the things that organisations rely on, such as funding, staff and HR, recruiting and managing volunteers, leadership and management
  • harness our sector’s collective power; pushing for the best possible environment for charities and volunteering to thrive
  • create spaces to explore, discuss and change the complex challenges we face.