December may be a quiet month for some but the festive season saw no let up in our grant giving. In December 2018 we awarded 78 grants worth £250,000 to good causes across the West of England, plus a further 50 grants worth £250,000 went to good causes across England through the Gannett Foundation Funding.
We were also running some large grant programmes and saw over £50,000 go to girls and women’s projects through the Tampon Tax Community Fund, £30,000 went to environmental projects in the Bath area through the Bath and West Community Energy Fund and The Wessex Water Community Grant Fund awarded grants worth £15,000 to 12 groups.
Here are just five of the 128 grants awarded through us last month:
· £25,000 to CHAS Bristol, the first year of a three-year award towards salary and on costs of an Advice Service Manager at an organisation providing housing advice and practical support to vulnerable people in the Bristol area. (Henry Smith Charity)
· £2,000 to LiveWest Homes to match-fund their Surviving Winter Grant Scheme to help elderly and vulnerable tenants stay warm and well in winter. (Surviving Winter Grant)
· £548.50 to the Friends of Hannah More Primary School towards a weekly women’s fitness group, reaching out to more women from more backgrounds, especially those new to the area or to the UK. (Wessex Water Community Fund Grant)
· £522 to Monksdale Allotments Community Orchard to purchase trees, hedges and materials to plant a community orchard. (Bath & West Community Energy Programme)
· £4,000 to Conductive Education Bristol towards a weekly programme of physical and mental skills development for neurologically disabled children and their carers. (Express Grant)
Find out where the grants went last month.