Local charities receive vital funding

Local charities receive vital funding

We have distributed funding to more than 60 community groups across the Bath and Bristol area, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset through our 2021 Community Fund.

The aim of The Community Fund, which distributes funding every year, is to support charitable and community activities that aim to improve the lives of local people.

The fund is run in partnership will the Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Quartet Community Foundations, which help us to decide which projects and groups are in most need of financial support.

These are some of the groups across the region that received grants.

Bath, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (Quartet)

Filwood Hope has received a grant to help provide financial management advice to people living in Knowle West and the surrounding areas.

We have given Off the Record funding to deliver mental health support to young people living in one of the most deprived areas of Bath and North East Somerset.

Flamingo Chicks will use our grant to fund 30 active workshops for children with special educational needs in Bristol to teach them about money management and mathematics.

With the help of our funding, Share Bristol will employ a library worker who will engage with the local communities in South Gloucestershire through educational workshops.

Somerset

7 Starlings will use our grant to purchase equipment to improve the facilities at its Shepton Mallet Community Hub, which is used by the local community to connect and socialise.

Headway Somerset has received funding to hold money management and budgeting workshops across its five rehabilitation centres for people with brain injuries.

We have provided Reach Out with funding to provide essential support to families across Somerset that are facing a variety of personal challenges.

Actiontrack will use our grant to hold 40 creative and personal development sessions for individuals or groups of young people living in deprived areas of Somerset.

Wiltshire

We’ve provided Able Hands Together with a grant for its farm-based café project, which will create work experience and job opportunities for people with learning difficulties just outside of Salisbury.

Our funding will help HEALS of Malmesbury to continue providing essential advice and support to those in need in the local area.

Chippenham CAP Debt Centre will use our grant to provide a financial education course to help local families with money and debt management.

With the help of our funding, Age UK Wiltshire will employ an advice worker who will promote a range of utility affordability support programmes.

Dorset

We’ve provided Home-Start North Dorset with a grant to help fund volunteering activities that will support local families with all aspects of parenting.

Christ Church Creekmoor will use our funding to help run its community hub on the Creekmoor Estate in Poole, which will build a stronger and more resilient local community.

Our grant will help Dorset Parent Infant Partnership to fund weekly group meetings that will provide a safe space for families to meet and infants to develop.

Hope Housing, Training and Support provides accommodation for over 100 vulnerable adults in the Bournemouth and Poole area, and our funding will enable the residents of the charity's 14 homes to carry out weekly cooking activities.

Find out more about how to apply for financial support for a community or environmental project on our funding page.

Written by

Tom Thomson

Junior Content Writer