Last month we awarded over £370,000 to local good causes

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The Bridge Sexual Assault Referral Centre received £5,000 for clothes and toiletries for people attending a forensic medical examination following a sexual assault. This money will provide children and men with items as they currently only have womens' items.

In September we awarded over £370,000 in grants to more than 40 local good causes. From the smallest – a £300 Catalyst Grant to Young Bristol – to the largest – a £44,000 Henry Smith Charity Grant to Knowle West Health Association – they’re all helping to make life fairer for people across the West of England. Here are just five we awarded last month:

·         £5,000 to Hillfields Family and Community Trust towards taking over running a weekly junior youth club for 8 – 11-year olds, previously run by Creative Youth Network. (Bristol City Council Youth Sector Support Fund)

·           £5,000 to The Bridge Sexual Assault Referral Centre to provide clothes and toiletries to people who attend the Bridge for a forensic medical examination following a sexual assault. (Catalyst Grant)

·         £1,500 to Bath YMCA towards the cost of producing New Home Starter Kits for young people moving into Platform for Life properties, which provide accommodation for young people aged 18- 25 in housing need and/or at risk of being homeless. (Express Grant)

·         £28,000 to Changes Bristol first year of a three-year award towards the salary and on costs of the Project Manager and a contribution towards running costs of a project providing Peer Support Groups to people with mental health issues in Bristol. (Henry Smith Charity)

·         £2,000 to United Communities to support elderly and BME residents on low incomes to purchase hot water bottles, blankets, food flasks and help with making energy efficiency measures. (Surviving Winter Grant)

Read the full list of the over 40 grants we awarded in September 2018.