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 is open to individuals and community groups wanting to build community through local events following this last year of lockdowns and isolation.  

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

Members of Eastside Community Trust (individuals or volunteer run community groups) can apply for up to £500 to spend on an event taking place in Easton or Lawrence Hill.

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. 

How will successful applications be chosen?
Decisions will be made by a panel of board members and local residents on Wednesday 30 June.
Successful applicants will be informed by 5pm on Friday 2 July 2021 (aim for payment within 14 days). 

Deadline for submissions 12pm, Monday 28 June 2021


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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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