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Patchway Town Council Community Grants make a huge difference across the town

In 2023/2024, Patchway Town Council awarded £1950 across six Community Grants for organisations providing a wide variety of positive, inclusive projects that are making great changes for people right across our community


North Bristol Rugby Club

Awarded £500 for the Star Scheme Project.

 

The STAR scheme provides access to sport to those who would otherwise struggle due to financial hardship and poverty. Seventeen applicants from Patchway have benefited from funding provided through the community grant towards fees for players, kit and food. Without this funding the Club would struggle to cover costs as they try to help more children each year.

 

The funding has made a significant impact to these children and their families. One participant said they couldn’t believe the change in their grandchild since joining the Scheme and he is a completely different lad and has developed both physically and mentally since being in a positive caring environment.

 

Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Awarded £500 to support Diwali events.

 

Southern Brooks Community Partnerships ran a series of Diwali events working with the Avon Indian Community Association (AICA) including design workshops in local schools with 180 pupils to create Rangoli inspired pieces of artwork with artist Katie Hanning to design and create Rangoli inspired pieces of artwork for the main event.

 

A colourful and lively celebration was attended by around 700 people from across the South Gloucestershire community who came together to celebrate Diwali through music, dance and food.

The event was hosted by The Avon Indian Community Association and featured traditional music, dance performances, henna, crafts and a buffet of Indian food.

 

Patchway Cricket Club

Awarded £250 for a new Boundary Rope.

 

Patchway Cricket Club received the grant to purchase a new boundary rope for the Club to enable different pitch sizes for the Junior and Senior teams. Various Junior teams have differing size wickets and boundaries and the rope will greatly assist with marking the boundary easily.

 

FACE Charity

Awarded £250 towards kitting out a new chill-out room.

 

The funding was used to create better lighting at the youth club using brand new LED lights as the young people attending the youth centre love music and dancing. The new lighting funded through the community grant has made the main social area have a better atmosphere. The young people love it.

 

Mamas Bristol

Awarded £250 for inter-generational Christmas event.

 

The festive initiative in December 2023 included Christmas crafting, festivities and singalongs mixing together elderly and young residents from across the town. The activities were accompanied by Christmas food, festive music, crackers and decorations.

 

Coniston Community Centre Stay & Play Group

Awarded £200 to support establishment of the group.


The newly formed Stay & Play Group received a grant of £200 towards the cost of running the new toddler group at Coniston Community Centre.

 

Mayor of Patchway Cllr Lawrence said, ‘I am delighted that the Community Grants have been used across so many different organisations providing such a diverse mixture of benefits for our residents. It is fantastic to see what can be achieved with funding and so much enthusiasm!’.


The 2024/2025 Community Grants will be open in May and please keep an eye for information at https://www.patchwaytowncouncil.gov.uk/grants.


26 February 2024



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