Our supporters help us invest in our local communities every month

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Children with physical and sensory disabilities can now learn to swim and enjoy the water thanks to a £5,000 grant made through us last month.

Grants worth over £350,000 went to nearly 60 groups from across the West of England last month. From the smallest – £500 for a community fun day in Easton – to the biggest – £40,400 to a mental health support project in South Bristol – they all help to ensure everyone has a fair chance of a good life in the West of England.

Here are just five of the grants we awarded last month:

·         £10,000 to the APE Project towards the St Paul’s Renewables project, including a set of workshops and the construction of a demonstration wind turbine that will be on show at the St Pauls Adventure Playground. (Bristol Community Energy Grant)

·         £1,000 to Clevedon YMCA towards sporting activities during the summer holidays and after school during term time. (Express Grants Programmes)

·         £4,418.00 to Avonmouth Holiday Playscheme for holiday activity workshops (run by APE Project), and coach travel and entrance fees for eight outings – giving the children in this deprived area fun days out that they would otherwise not have. (Express Grant Programme)

·         £20,200 to KeySteps, the first year of a three-year award towards providing advice and support to homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless in Weston-super-Mare and across North Somerset. (Henry Smith)

·         £5,000 to Keep Playing (trading as Level Water) toward the cost of swimming lessons for children with physical or sensory disabilities. (Express Grant Programme)

Read the full list of all 60 grants awarded last month