Bristol Green Capital 2015 Small Grants Round 2: Successful Projects Announced.
The second and final round of the Bristol Green Capital Small Grants Fund has now been announced.
The second round saw 112 applicants compete for an allocated fund of £75k towards local green projects, which was awarded to a worthy 16. The overall fund for the small grants programme was a pot of £250k and saw a remarkable 198 groups apply for the fund. This saw the awarding of £175k to 23 local initiatives, which were announced in December.
What is incredibly striking about the numbers is just how many great initiatives there are, and how active the local communities are in Bristol. The total amount of the 112 applications that was applied for in the second round was £650k, which in the grand scheme of things is an achievable amount and makes you think what could be possible, at a local, citywide level with just a little bit more funding in the right places.
Unfortunately PRSC was not one of the lucky few but congratulations to the 16 successful organisations.
Article submitted by Jon Newey.
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Here’s the list of the successful applicants.
|Bristol Avon River Trust||5000||River clean up days in high problem areas|
|Buzz Lockleaze||4200||To set up the Buzz Community Food Shop, selling fresh, affordable produce in Lockleaze|
|CPRE Avonside||5000||To set up a community litter warden scheme|
|Montpelier Bean Feast||880||Toward the environmental activities at Montpelier Bean Feast Festival|
|Brandon Trust||2670||Develop a social enterprise using surplus produce at BT farm, where individuals with learning disabilities learn employment skills|
|Bath YMCA||6920||To work with young people to create monthly Landfill Lunches, offering a community lunch made from food destined for landfill|
|Full Circle||2300||To employ an artist to work with local children to explore the impact of litter and fly-tipping|
|The Matthew Tree Project||4000||To develop a ‘cottage industry’ turning food waste into pickles and preserves for the Bristol market to be sold under the TMTP own brand label|
|Ujima Radio||4500||To run Eat Your Greens, a project targeting the reduction of food waste in the home in BME communities|
|Young Bristol||6252||To run a project to encourage young people to use public transport in the city Square|
|Food Foundation||4000||To run a series of workshops centred on food waste and how to reduce or avoid it|
|Food Cycle Bristol||4284||To run the volunteer led Bristol Hub, which serves meals from surplus food to people at risk of food poverty|
|Bristol Community Energy Ltd||10000||To recruit, train and equip volunteers to prepare community buildings to switch to solar energy|
|Wild Walks Wellbeing||2500||To fund public transport for Wild Walk’s service users to reach the start of their walk|
|Groundwork South Trust||7500||For a series of community events to engage the community in the environment of Avon Gorge and the area surrounding the portway|
|Somali Youth Network||4934||To engage local people in reducing street litter and to promote recycling in the high-rise flats in St Judes|