Community Grant Funding is Now Open
Patchway Town Council are pleased to announce the opening of their community grant funding programme for the 2022/2023 financial year.
The funding will remain open until March 2023 however applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. There is funding up to £1000 available for all groups to bid for however preference will be given to those groups who really benefit the Patchway community. You can apply for a grant here!
Patchway Town Council paid out £8746 in grants last year to community groups within Patchway.
South Gloucestershire Playscheme received £4000 and this allowed them to run subsidised sessions for children in Patchway in each of the half terms as well as the summer holidays. You can read more about what the grant went towards here.
The Link Club at Coniston Community received £1000, which is a club for local residents with additional needs. The Link Club continues to be immensely popular with local residents, attracting up to 30 members per session. Since September 2021, they have been concentrating on work that addresses problems arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic and have run sessions on healthy eating, exercise, obesity, mental health and stress management. They have also run a practical cooking four week workshop to furnish members with the skills needed to buy and cook their own meals. Another important value of Link Club is our involvement with helping members with forms, housing issues, money management and neighbour issues. The Link Club has continued to provide a safe space for everyone with games, sports, access to local amenities such as bowling, swimming and the ever popular discos and music workshops.
Patchway Town Football Club received £1000 and this went towards ensuring that the fist team and reserve team could compete in their respective leagues as well as cup competitions. The grant from the Town Council went towards matchday expenses as well as much needed improvements to training equipment. Patchway Town FC Reserves won a cup competition to end their season on a high!
Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire received £750 and this went towards ensuring that the Patchway service remains in the area for all of our residents who need it. During COVID-19, Citizens Advice were able to assist many Patchway residents.
Bristol BMX Club received £746 and purchased crash pads for the lighting pole as well as new helmets so that people trying out the sport for the first time can do so and also have painted all their units. You can see their very successful South-West Championships here.
Patchway Cricket Club received £500 towards youth training equipment upon the expansion their junior provision.
The Residents Association of Charlton Hayes received £500 towards their community video project. The video, which is being produced professionally, will tell of the history of the Village of Charlton, how Patchway became to be and tells the story of Charlton Hayes.
Mamas Bristol CIC received £250 towards new sensory equipment for their stay and play sessions.