Community Boost Grants

Funding opportunity for voluntary and community organisations across BNSSG

The Community Boost grants programme is a one-off funding opportunity being offered by Healthier Together and administered by Age UK Bristol. The grants are intended to support local communities to set up their own activities or projects that will benefit people experiencing or at risk of poor health – whether that is due to long-term health conditions, significant life events, marginalisation or discrimination, stress, lack of financial security, or being unable to access opportunities for exercise or healthy meals. The money for this funding has come from the NHS Inequalities Improvement Programme.

Although Age UK Bristol is administering the grants, projects do not need to focus on older people. The Community Boost grants will support organisations, groups and individuals running projects and activities that improve the wellbeing of younger people, older people, families, or people of all ages in the BNSSG area. Applications are scored and funding awarded by a citizens’ panel.

Who can apply

Community Boost grants are open to any group, individual, or not-for-profit organisation. We particularly encourage applications from people and groups who are unable to access other small funding pots, and we have tried to make our application process as simple and transparent as possible.

What we can fund

Groups can apply to receive up £2,000 to fund their activity. We are particularly looking to support new activities, as well as ways to bring new people to an existing activity. Strong applications will show how local people support the activity, and how it will continue beyond our funding. Activities should not duplicate those already happening locally.

Funded Activities must be able to start no later than October 2022. They must also be free or low-cost for participants, to ensure they are accessible to those most affected by health inequalities.

What information we need from you

Please complete the application form to provide details about you and your project. This should include what your project will look like and which people will be involved in the project. Please give us an estimate of how many people will be involved.

Please include a basic cost breakdown for the goods and/or services you will be paying for. All quotes should include VAT and any postal or delivery charges. Make sure you include costs for everything you will need to consider to run your activity – some small yet vital costs such as travel expenses or insurance can sometimes get overlooked.

The closing date is midday on Friday 16 September 2022.

Application Form Assessment Criteria and FAQs

Any further questions?

If you need any more information, or would like to ask anything before applying, please contact:

Bianca Rossetti, Project Manager at Age UK Bristol
0117 929 7537