6 applications for funding were made from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership (SGNP) Wellbeing Fund. One, from Friends of Dundridge Park, was withdrawn due to funding having been found from other sources. All the remaining 5 applications were granted at the SGNP meeting of 25th May, 2016, by a unanimous vote of the Neighbourhood Committee, which was represented at the meeting by all St George councillors.
The following amounts were granted, some subject to certain conditions:
a) 74th Bristol (St Aidans) Brownies
£507.30 for up to 20 Brownies and leaders to visit Slimbridge Wetlands centre to learn more about wildlife and the importance of caring for the environment. £50 for bedding plants and sundries for the Brownie Garden
b) St George Community Association
£1,890 to improve the garden area of St George Community Centre and pay for the services of project worker for 16 weeks to co-ordinate this work and recruit volunteers, to carry on supporting the garden, via 3 gardening events to engage with local residents.
c) Redfest Bristol
£3,013 to fund the main stage at the Redfest event in St George Park on Saturday 6th August 2016
d) Friends of Gladstone Street Park
£220 to provide a Punch and Judy show in Gladstone St Park to bring people together and encourage to care for this space. The application also asked for litter pickers, gloves and bin bags for volunteers to care for this space.
e) Meadow Vale Community Association
£600 for a planting project in from on the Meadow Vale Community Centre involving local families as part of the St George in Bloom offering.
The closing date for the next round of applications is: Monday 25th July, 2016.
The St George Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing sub-group are a group of volunteers who review the grant applications and make recommendations about them. New volunteers would be very welcome. Found out more here.
To make your own application for a grant visit www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/grants