A new report by Bristol’s Director of Public Health, Christina Gray, reveals the enormous health inequalities in Bristol that were evident even before Covid kicked in.
It is an indicator of inequality that so many people in Lockleaze, Hartcliffe and Southmead live shorter, less healthy lives than many of their peers just across the city in Clifton, Henleaze and Hotwells. That’s why we work with our fund holders to award grants to 100s of projects each year to positively impact local health.
Health issues don’t stop at the Bristol border, and we make significant investment in health in North Somerset, B&NES and South Glos too. Even in the face of such shocking health inequalities that blight so many lives, we continue to be inspired by our generous fund holders and the hard-working local projects. Thanks to the work of organisations like the Southmead Development Trust, Eastside Community Trust, Osprey Outdoors, Sporting Family Change and Yate Men’s Shed all pictured here, work continues to foster good health for all.
Grassroots action on health and wellbeing
In light of this recent report, you may like to hear how we’re working together with our fund holders and local projects to challenge local health inequalities. Last year we awarded over £1.2million to 200+ projects supporting the local community with their physical and mental health.
Click the links below to hear about the work of two local projects we fund plus one of our largest endowed funds, all committed to tackling local health inequalities.