Bristol City Council has just launched a one-off capital funded £4m Community Resilience Fund. The aim of the fund is to support community organisations and projects to increase their resilience and sustainability. Enabling them to continue the vital work that they do. The fund will be available for groups working with the most deprived areas of the city, and city-wide groups supporting certain groups for example Disabled people, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and LGBTQ+ communities.
Grants for community-based organisations will be a minimum of £50,000, with some smaller grants of a minimum of £10,000 available for equalities community groups.
The project must be something physical, not a service or activity. For example:
- improving access for Disabled people.
- adding a building extension to a community building or creating new spaces within them – this can benefit residents today but also future generations too.
- upgrading IT systems or buying equipment.
- upgrading a community centre’s heating system to make it more environmentally sustainable and save on costs.
To find out if your community organisation is eligible and how to submit a proposal, visit: www.bristol.gov.uk/crf