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Philanthropy Officer Julie Newman, left, with Clare Passarelli, right, former NSCP staff and the team at Community Scrapstore North Somerset

This autumn we have 10 grant programmes open. Thousands of local people benefit from support thanks to the great work of local charities awarded our grants, such as Community Scrapstore North Somerset pictured here.

·         Express Grant (Bristol, B&NES, North Somerset, South Glos)  

Max grant awarded: between £500-£5,000
Opening date: open all year

The Express Grant supports charitable and community activities, projects and services that:

·         Stoke Park Group Friend’s Fund Grant (Bristol, B&NES, North Somerset, South Glos)   

Max grant awarded: up to £1,000 can be awarded for activities that benefit a single person. Up to £3,000 can be awarded for activities that benefit multiple people
Opening date: open all year

The programme particularly welcomes applications for activities that help to integrate individuals with learning disabilities into the community, preventing them from becoming socially isolated; or provides them with an opportunity for personal achievement that they otherwise would not have.

·         Wessex Water Community Fund (Bristol, B&NES, North Somerset, South Glos)  

Max grant awarded: £3,000
Deadline: 22 October 2021, 12pm

The Wessex Water Community Fund supports charitable and community activities which aim to improve the lives of local people, especially those who are in the most need of support.

·         High Sheriff of Somerset Charitable Trust (B&NES, North Somerset) – Neighbourhood & PCSO Policing Fund   

Max grant awarded: the smallest grant the panel will award is £250, and the largest will be £5,000. We expect the average award to be around £1,500
Opening date: open all year

Only open for applications from charities and community groups working closely with their local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

·         High Sheriff of Somerset Charitable Trust Grant (B&NES, North Somerset) 

Max grant awarded: up to £1,500
Opening date: Applications can be made at any time, but are awarded quarterly by the panel. Applications should be received by 12 November 2021 to be considered at the next panel meeting.

Grants from the High Sheriff of Somerset Charitable Trust (formerly Somerset Crimebeat Trust) are available for projects that give young people (up to the age of 25) the opportunity to help combat crime and the cause of crime in their communities.

·         Bath & West Community Energy Fund Grant 

Max grant awarded: £5,000
Opening date: 5 November 2021, 9am

Bath & West Community Energy Fund is the mechanism through which Bath & West Community Energy distributes surplus income for community benefit.

To be eligible for funding the project must aim to reduce carbon emissions and/or address fuel poverty.This year, and as communities work together to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, the fund is happy to consider applications for projects that increase the resilience of communities in a way that also reduces carbon emissions. Carbon reduction does not just relate to energy projects; it might also include local food, sustainable transport or waste reduction or indeed any activity that reduces carbon emissions.

·         Bristol City Council Youth Sector Support Programme CLOSING SOON   

Bristol City Council has set up the Youth Sector Support Fund to support Bristol-based organisations working with local children and young people. The grants programme will support projects and collaborations that result in a diverse range of services for children and young people 8-19 years old and a stronger youth and play sector.

Maximum grant awarded: £5,000
Closing date: 4 October 2021, 2pm

·         North Somerset Community Partnership Grant  

Max grant awarded: up to £20,000
Closing date: 28 October 2021, 2pm

The Fund supports community-based organisations responding to the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged local people in North Somerset.

·         North Somerset Community Transport Grant 

Max grant awarded: between £20 – £500
Opening date: open all year

For local transport schemes aiming to provide accessible, efficient and affordable transport to North Somerset residents with limited mobility, typically run by local volunteers in the community.

·         North Somerset Older People’s Community Grant  

Max grant awarded: the average grant award size is £10,000
Opening date: open all year

This grant programme is open to all groups in North Somerset that offer activities and projects supporting older people.

·         North Somerset Realising Potential  

Max grant awarded: £2,000
Opening date: open all year

The Fund has been set up by Quartet Community Foundation and North Somerset Partnership to support community-based organisations responding to the needs and aspirations of disadvantaged local people in North Somerset.