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Funding in action: LWOOSA and The Bristol Port Company

Be inspired by our video about long-term fundholder The Bristol Port Company and the essential funding they are providing, through Quartet, to support the vital…
Three people in colourful costume. To the left a person dressed as the Dr Suess's The Grinch, in the middle a woman dressed as Mrs Claus and to the right, Santa with Hat and full white beard

Giving Santa a helping hand

A local community group braved the weather for three nights in December to help Santa distribute gifts to over 2,500 children across Avonmouth, Shirehampton, Lawrence…
Four presenters in the Ujima Radio station. They are all smiling to camera.

Local project goes global at COP26

We awarded Ujima Radio a Megawatt Community Energy Grant of £5,000 towards producing radio shows as part of the Black & Green Ambassadors Project. This…
Black History Month logo and to the right photograph of Abdulkadir wearing spectacles and a suit and tie

Celebrating Black History Month 2021: Five questions with Abdulkadir Sheikhusein from Bristol Somali Forum

We chat with the chair of Bristol Somali Forum, Abdulkadir Sheikhusein and find out what the group is doing for Black History Month, some of the…
In the foreground a child in wheelchair beaming with joy with arms stretched up by his head dancing. To his left a laughing woman waves a green flag. The child's carer looks on smiling

Spreading joy on the streets of South Bristol

A recent grant to Flamingo Chicks helped children with multiple disabilities enjoy some much-needed post-Covid fun at Smoosh, a street music and dance event.
A smiling man gesturing towards a Cheers Drive badge on his blue chef's overalls

Caring in Bristol – preventing homelessness throughout Covid

We speak to Steven Dodds of Caring in Bristol who tells us about the needs they’re seeing – and how we can all help local people…

Garden gigs bring joy to adults with dementia and complex needs

Garden gigs was born as an antidote to online – bringing the joy of music to care home residents, and relief for staff working through…
Four African-Caribbean heritage children / teenagers seated on a wooden bench outside in St Paul's Adventure playground

Greening the inner-city

When you drive up the M32 from Bristol City Centre it’s hard to imagine what lies behind the colourful roadside fencing on Newfoundland Road. Yet…
Smiling junior school aged girl stands with a hula hoop at head height, to the left of her another girl is sitting on the grass examining her hula hoop; in the foreground a man in t-shirt looks on

Holiday fun boosts health and wellbeing

“It was really great to be out working face-to-face providing positive activities for those who have, for a long time through the various lockdowns, been…
Three young people of colour smiling and laughing - they are in conversation with someone who is just out of shot. They are standing in a covered wooden structure with open sides, they are dressed in teeshirts. It is a sunny day. The young man in the middle has one hand on his stomach and one on his heart

Getting Black2Nature

On the first nature camp teenagers aged 12-18 from inner-city Bristol enjoyed two nights in Glastonbury (Camp Avalon). The young people got busy with nature…
Six young people with learning disabilities stand in a line. They are in a classroom and are all wearing white lab coats. They have large magnifying glasses which they are holding up to their eyes. They are laughing

Creating new opportunities for young people

Young people at New Fosseway Special School enjoying an environment themed science club. The ‘Virtual Lab’ programme co-created by disabled young people aims to inspire…
Side of Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau office, showing CAB signage

Grant helps advice charity meet rising costs and growing demand

A £10,000 Coronavirus Recovery and Stabilisation grant helps to keep Bristol advice centre open to digitally excluded clients. It will also help staff and volunteers…

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