Local causes benefited from over £285,000 through us in May

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Bristol Autism Support were awarded an Express Grant of £2,500 to run weekly support meetings and training sessions for parents and carers

Feeding hungry children, practical steps to improve the environment and opportunities for people with learning disabilities are just three of the key issues being tackled by grants through Quartet Community Foundation in May.

In May over £285,000 in grant funding went to more than 60 small, local causes through Quartet Community Foundation. From Patchway to Congresbury and Sea Mills to Willsbridge Mill, these grants will improve life for local people.

Over £39,000 has gone to holiday activities through the BYCA scheme. All these groups offer Bristol children and young people aged 8-12 holiday activities and opportunities they’d otherwise miss out on and many also offer free nutritious food, helping to combat holiday hunger. Notably the Megawatt Community Energy Grants awarded over £40,000 to projects tackling fossil fuel use and the Stoke Park Friends Fund awarded over £14,000 to improve life for people with learning disabilities.

Here are just five of the grants awarded in May:

·         £652 to Nova Sports and Coaching to offer wheelchair basketball and tennis holiday activities for children with physical, learning and sensory disabilities during the Easter, May half-term and summer school holidays 2019. (Stoke Park Friends’ Fund Grant)

·         £3,750 to Incredible Edible to plant fruit trees in community gardens across the region, to be planted as part of an increasing urban city-wide orchard, with the aim of raising awareness of climate change and reducing fossil fuel consumption by increasing local food production. (Megawatt Community Energy Grant)

·         £2,100 to Lawrence Weston Community Farm towards a programme of holiday activities for young people aged 8-12. (BYCA)

·         £10,000 to Bath Youth for Christ (One Eighty) for two outreach workers supporting youth work. (Emerging Needs Affecting Children and Youth People Grant)

·         £1,030 to Clevedon Skate Project to train four volunteer skate coaches to offer low-cost training to the public, including special programmes for young women and children classed as obese. (Express Grant)

Read the full list of grants awarded in May 2019.