The Eastside Community Events Fund was launched in May this year to help build community connections through local events following this last year of lockdowns and isolation.
Members of Eastside Community Trust (individuals or volunteer-run community groups) were invited to submit applications for funding (up to £500) for local events that help break the isolation and loneliness felt by many during the pandemic.
We are delighted to announce this year’s recipients of the fund.
The following groups or individuals have been awarded up to £500 to put on their community event or activity. These events will take place over the next year. To keep up to date with when these events are happening and others in the local area subscribe to our ebulletin.
|GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL||EVENT DETAILS|
|Dings Community Association||“We will meet again”, Dings Fun day for young people to connect/reconnect.|
|City Academy Bristol Community Allotment||A gardening event at the community allotment for children from three local schools.|
|Cooperage Road residents||Party on the Netham for residents of Cooperage Road.|
|Chaplin Community Garden||Planting party for local residents.|
|Barton Hill Activity Club||Urban park event with play activities, food, sports, and games for all the local community to enjoy.|
|Battersea Road Residents Group||A street party on Battersea Road for past and present residents.|
|BCfm volunteers||Community open day for local people to try out being a radio presenter, performing on-air, and learning about the station.|
|Clare Street residents||A day of celebration for all the people who live on and around Clare Street, to meet and feel connected to the place where we live.|
|Easton Community Garden||Relaunch of the garden and 20th-anniversary celebration.|
|Friends of Hannah More||Mini fun day at the school for new reception children. To create opportunities for children to play together and parents to meet.|
|It takes a Village CIC||Community event with bingo and BBQ for older residents of Barton Hill and the surrounding area.|
|Daisy Rajput||Building back better after Covid-19 event – where people will share food and knowledge from different cultures.|
|Somali Kitchen||An event for women and children who used to come to the group at Felix Road Adventure Playground but also for new families who may want to get involved with others.|
|Friends of Rawnsley Park||Family event in Rawnsley park for local families.|
Where does the fund come from?
Every year Up Our Street opened applications for its Endowment Fund. Following the 10 year anniversary of the fund last year and the merger our Board of Trustees have reviewed the criteria and for 2021 decided to open up applications to un-constituted groups and individuals from across Easton and Lawrence Hill with the hope of encouraging people to come together and reconnect.
The Endowment Fund is a legacy of Community at Heart, New Deal for Communities, CIL from The Dings development. Over ten years ago money was invested and since then, every year, we’ve used the money from the interest to support a range of projects, individuals, and other local activities.