We’re delighted that we could support over 60 great local projects in July

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Grants worth over £260,000 went to over 60 groups from across the West of England last month. With summer here many went to local groups helping local young people get opportunities they’d otherwise miss out on – and stay out of trouble – so they can enjoy their summer holidays.

From one of the smallest grants – £415 to Milestones Trust for a garden project for people with learning disabilities – to the biggest – £45,000 to the Arnos Vale Trust – they all help to ensure everyone has a fair chance of a good life in the West of England.

Here are just five of the grants we awarded last month:

  • £1,000 to Percy Community Centre to set up a Warhammer (a table top battle game) and board game-based club once a week for young people on the Autistic spectrum. (Bath Half Marathon Fund)
  • £10,000 to Felix Road Adventure Playground to provide a programme of evening activities for young people aged 12-16, including children from gypsy, Roma and traveller communities, to cover a gap in provision over the summer holidays. (Catalyst Grant)
  • £600 to Bitton Parish Welfare Fund for the Elderly towards a trip for older isolated people. (Express Grant)
  • £5,000 to Help Bristol’s Homeless CIC toward the cost of converting a shipping container into suitable accommodation for homeless people in Bristol. The container will form part of a new site based on Spring Street, Bedminster. (Express Grant)
  • £2,720.00 to Portishead Dementia Action Alliance for the sessional time of the two leaders; plus hire of premises, equipment/consumables for use at the meetings and some travel costs for disabled carers. (North Somerset Older People’s Community Grant – St Monica)

Read the full list of all 60 grants awarded last month