Community Resilience Fund
Wednesday 31 August, 2pm – 3pm, St Anne’s House
Here at Bricks we are supporting Bristol City Council to reach community organisations in Brislington that could benefit from investment in their community spaces through the Community Resilience Fund. We want to make sure that everyone who is eligible knows about the opportunity.
We will be hosting an informal session on 31 August where people can discuss their proposals with one another, explore possibilities of joined up proposals and ask questions.
Short summary of the grant:
Bristol City Council has announced a new fund that will invest in our city’s community organisations. The Community Resilience Fund is a one-off pot of £4 million available to organisations based in and working with the most deprived areas of the city, with support also available for city-wide equality groups.
The capital funding can be used to pay for something physical, not a service or activity. This could include improving access for Disabled people, adding an extension to a community building or upgrading a community centre’s heating system to make it more environmentally sustainable.
- Grants for community-based organisations will be a minimum of £50,000
- The key areas in Brislington which the fund should benefit are Broomhill Road, Hicks gate, St Anne’s Park.
- Please read the guidance and eligibility document before creating a proposal
- Please email your completed Outline Project Proposal Form to Bricks: email@example.com
Deadline for applications: midday Monday 3rd October 2022
Read more about the fund on the Bristol City Council website here.
How are Bricks involved?
Bricks has been part of a codesign process with other voluntary and community organisations across the city. Our role is to make sure every organisation who is eligible knows about the opportunity and is supported to apply.
We are gathering project ideas and providing support where needed for submitting outline project proposals.
If you want to talk through your proposal with us, please get in touch. We are happy to talk over the phone (07709 264 201), video call, in person or correspond over email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If there is anything we can’t help with we will get in touch with the council to clarify.
Free Learning Sessions with Bristol City Council:
Between 05 – 16 September BCC are offering FREE learning sessions to organisations who are planning to submit an outline project proposal but would benefit from some information to develop it further. The sessions, which will be led by people with specific expertise, will focus on these themes:
- planning a capital project
- accessibility in community buildings
- energy efficiency and generation
- digital projects
If you would like to attend one of these sessions head to the BCC website under the ‘Learning sessions to help shape your idea’ section, which has more information and details of how to register their interest.