Social Action Small Grants

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This grant programme is currently closed to applications.

Opening Date:
4th February 2024
Closing Date:
5th March 2024
Maximum grant awarded:

What is the Social Action Small Grant?

The Social Action Grant Programme is a fund from Bristol One City to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. The aim is to support social action activities that achieves one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Build resilience around mental health and wellbeing
  • Increase social connections within and across communities
  • Build peer to peer activity and mutual support
  • Build community resilience

Social action‘ is about people coming together to help improve their lives and solve the problems that are important in their communities. It can empower communities, help people in need, and complement public services.

What can you apply for?

A grant should enable social action (as defined above) and achieve one or more of the above outcomes. So a grant could pay for:

  • Outreach work that increases social connections and helps residents and communities access support and advice.
  • Enabling accessible and inclusive indoor and/or outdoor activities that encourages people to come together.

See sections 1 and 2 in the guidelines for further information on what you can apply for. There is a link to the guidelines at the end of this page.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be based and working in Bristol. You can apply for a grant if you are a:

  • constituted voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • not-for-profit company, including Community Interest Companies where most directors receive no payment from the company

Please see our eligibility criteria page for further information. See page here

How to apply

Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as you like but make sure to save the form as you go. Please read through the guidelines carefully before applying. We also have further information to help you apply. See our Help & Guidance page here.

Decision turnaround

We aim for decisions to be sent to applicants within 7 weeks of the closing date.

Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.