Community Event Fund

The Community Events Fund is for individuals and groups wanting to build community. It aims to bring people together and reduce isolation.
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.

The hope being but this fund will encourage people to come together again to break the isolation and loneliness felt by many during the pandemic.

Grants are to be spent on community events happening in Easton or Lawrence Hill. For example, this could be in a park, a street party or a community venue. 

What is it?
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 have 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. 

Who can apply?
This grant is for individuals or volunteer run community groups, not organisations with paid staff, in Easton or Lawrence Hill.

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 INDIVIDUALEVENT DETAILS
Dings Community Association “We will meet again”, Dings Fun day for young people to connect/reconnect.
City Academy Bristol Community AllotmentA gardening event at the community allotment for children from three local schools.
Cooperage Road residentsParty on the Netham for residents of Cooperage Road.
Chaplin Community GardenPlanting party for local residents.
Barton Hill Activity ClubUrban park event with play activities, food, sports, and games for all the local community to enjoy.
Battersea Road Residents GroupA street party on Battersea Road for past and present residents.
BCfm volunteersCommunity open day for local people to try out being a radio presenter, performing on-air, and learning about the station.
Clare Street residentsA 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 GardenRelaunch of the garden and 20th-anniversary celebration.
Friends of Hannah MoreMini 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 CICCommunity event with bingo and BBQ for older residents of Barton Hill and the surrounding area.
Daisy RajputBuilding back better after Covid-19 event – where people will share food and knowledge from different cultures.
Somali KitchenAn 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 ParkFamily event in Rawnsley park for local families.
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BECOME A MEMBER

To be eligible to apply for the Community Event Fund you must be a member of Eastside Community Trust.

Membership doesn’t cost anything and it’s a great way to get involved and help shape our work.

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