tackling health inequalities in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
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Projects funded using money raised by healthTogether

Total amount raised for good causes is £1,699,674


Active Communities is a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Autism Independence Bristol


This new one year project is a request to support Somali families with autistic children who live in East Bristol. It will run coffee morning sessions, providing an introduction to Autism and the issues connected with it as well as opportunity for the families to socialise, and information sessions delivered by professional to provide advice and share information. The project will tackle the issues of social or emotional isolation, learning disability and physical and sensory disability.
Borderlands (South West) Limited Bristol


This two-year project will continue the organisation's twice-weekly drop-in sessions for asylum seekers and refugees living in Bristol inner city. Project participants from over 40 countries find themselves and excluded and economically disadvantaged circumstances, making it difficult to meet together with others from similar life experiences and access support and friendship. The drop-in will provide an opportunity for social contact, alongside organised opportunities to access services, and a free hot meal. Participants lead the development of the sessions and the project via a drop-in management group. 
Changes Bristol Bristol


This two-year project is an expansion of existing activities and builds on learning from a pilot. It will establish three new weekly peer support groups for adults experiencing mental health issues in three areas of Bristol, which do not currently have similar support groups available to local people; Knowle, Hartcliffe and Easton. The group will be run by trained, local volunteers with lived experience of mental health issues, who will support group members to manage the project and lead the sessions. 
Felix Road Adventure Playground Association (FRAPA) Bristol


This two-year project will develop an existing pilot project delivering a Children's Council engaging local children from Easton, an inner city area of Bristol in decision-making within their community. The project will provide training and support for children and young people and involve them in the design and redevelopment of the Felix Road Adventure Playground and in other initiatives locally and across the city. It will ensure that children and young people are able to express their views on issues which affect them.
Horfield Common Community Interest Company Bristol


This new two-year project is the development of existing work and will create and open a repair cafe and workshop space which will provide a new community 'hub' space for people in the local community of Horton Common, to meet together, to engage in shared activities and experiences, to share skills and to form new relationships and friendships. The project will support the reduction of social isolation which is particularly acute in the area, as well as enabling local people to develop skills, engage in community-generated volunteering opportunities. 
The Haven Bristol


This new 18-month project is the development of existing work and aims to improve the wellbeing and mental health of adults with issues relating to alcohol and substance misuse and associative complex needs via socially-inclusive, structured outdoor and practical activities. It aims to enable potential for greater confidence, independence and healthier lifestyle choices. Project decisions are made collectively by the group. 
Tribe Of Doris



This new two year project will provide weekly activities for women aged 18-60 from many different cultural backgrounds. Taking place in the St Paul's, St Jude's and Montpelier areas of Ashley, the project will bring women together to enjoy two activities each week including yoga and then drum, dance, song or craft activities followed by a lunch. The project will enable the women to meet up on a regular basis to enjoy activities together and create stronger social links. Every three months the group will meet to decide upon future activities and have their say in developing the project.
Cerebral Palsy Plus



This one-year project will enable the continued provision of social, sports and leisure activities for people with Cerebral Palsy living in the city of Bristol and surrounding area. Members will come together to plan activities and events. A key element is the provision of accessible transport and assistance to enable participants to take part and have the opportunity to make friends, share experiences and enjoy stimulating and exciting activities.
The Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now Bristol £33,623 This new two year project aims to bring people together from the social housing community and to improve community cohesion in St Paul’s, an inner city area of Bristol. The group will listen to the ideas and concerns of residents, engage them in the issues they care about, connect them to their neighbours and support some to plan and run social action projects. The project aims to address issues related to poor physical environment and poor accommodation as well as to make a contribution to the local community.
The Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now Bristol £40,713 This new two year project aims to champion, mobilise community support and secure professional endorsement of an Ethical Lettings Charter for Bristol. The aspiration of the scheme is to improve the standards of and approaches to private rental housing in Bristol particularly improving the lives of those in Easton (approximately 7,000 tenants). According to ACORN one in three renters lives with damp and poor repair, while high costs, agency fees and insecurity of tenancy prevents renters asserting themselves to improve this. The intention is to engage renters, landlords and letting agencies, build support for the charter and seek endorsements.
Hometruths Co-operative  Calne £28,696 This new two-year project aims to reach into the local community of Calne and raise awareness of domestic abuse.
The Any Body Can Cook Community Interest Company  Salisbury £13,880 This new 12-month project is based on a pilot and will provide 24 intergenerational cookery sessions on a housing estate in Salisbury. The project aims to develop more of a community feel and build support networks within the estate for the local residents. The shared cooking and eating aspect will bring together individuals and families that may not otherwise interact. There will be opportunities for volunteers to gain a level 2 food safety qualification.
Awaz Utaoh Ltd  Bristol £50,000  This existing project funded by the Trust will provide a further two years of social and well-being activities for older South Asian women. The current project offers a mix of advice, health and fitness sessions (these include sewing and Zumba); this project will extend the number of classes to cope with the current waiting lists. The project will operate in community venues within Bristol.
Compass Project 2012  South Gloucestershire £39,634  This two-year project is an extension of an existing initiative, currently funded by the Trust, which the applicant would like to continue and expand.  The project will run 4 woodwork and furniture restoration workshops a week for people living in the Staple Hill area of Bristol who are in recovery from addiction. 
Playing Out CIC  Bristol £31,573  This new 15-month project (based on a running model) aims to support resident-led projects of ‘playing out’ in two high-rise estates in Bristol, reclaiming neglected and underused spaces where complex social and physical barriers to play were identified. The project will allow residents to take ownership of their living space while offering children valuable playing time in their own environment. 
Savannah Development Foundation Charity Ltd  Bristol £19,441  This new 15-month project will deliver a series of topical workshops on a range of issues such as education, employment, health, crime and the environment. The workshops will take a round table format and aim to enhance community well-being, increase mental agility and combat loneliness among BME elders in the Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill areas of Bristol. Participants’ views during sessions will be recorded, summarised and disseminated. 
Shirehampton Community Action Forum  Shirehampton £24,340  This existing two-year project aims to continue the development a programme of community groups with local residents to address a broad range of issues. This includes running a community safety action group, organising door-to-door shopping trips for the over 60s, operating an environmental action group, monitoring local planning applications, and assuming a partnership role in other local groups. 
St Werburghs City Farm  Bristol £49,885  This new two-year project will expand upon plant-growing schemes that St Werburgh’s City Farm in Bristol has already piloted. The project will deliver four sessions a week in which local people will create ‘propagation place’, an outdoor area with seating, a poly-tunnel and propagation benches that can be used to grow plants and learn gardening skills; the work will be showcased to neighbours at community events. 
Stepping Out Theatre  Bristol  £31,596 This new 24-month project will involve the recruitment and training of 5 mental health service users as Participation Peers. They will be supported to deliver 192 group work sessions of creative activities for 110 people with mental ill-health in Bristol. 
Bluebell Care Trust North Bristol £17,510 This new two-year project will deliver a weekly informal drop-in group and peer support to parents’ affected by ante and post-natal depression in Upper Horfield, a suburb in North Bristol.
Growing Support Redcliffe £22,954 This is a new project of 24 months duration which will establish a gardening club for socially isolated residents of Redcliffe, in the centre of Bristol, particularly residents of East Redcliffe Estate. The project will be based in an undeveloped area on the Estate and will deliver weekly social and therapeutic gardening sessions as well as open access events for the local community.
Trinity Community Garden Bristol £13,000 This new 19-month project aims to deliver weekly community gardening sessions for people experiencing mental health issues living in Lawrence Hill. The project is based on a 6-week pilot that took place the previous summer. Sessions will be based at the Trinity Centre in Lawrence Hill, an inner city area of Bristol.
Hartcliffe Health and Environment Action Group (HHEAG) Bristol £37,000 This is a new project of 18 months duration resulting in the construction of a Roundhouse to be a social base for an existing community allotment and orchard. The programme includes construction work days, gardening courses, social events and walks.
The Misfits Theatre Company  Bristol £40,654 This new one-year project will run weekly creative sessions for people with learning difficulties (PWLD) giving them the skills and confidence to devise and act out their original work. The aim is to take their performances to new audiences in the local community in order to entertain and disperse misconceptions people have about PWLD so as to increase social cohesion and tolerance for diversity. Participants will come from across Bristol.
Bristol Reggae Orchestra Bristol £25,610 To enable the organisation to employ a Project Manager to lead the development of the organisation and the progression of the orchestra, in order to encourage greater participation from the community, and create a more secure and sustainable future for the organisation.
The Inns Court Centre Filward £46,712 To recreate a community centre that is managed and run largely by local people. The centre is currently underused in Filward Ward, a deprived area. A Community Link Coordinator will be recruited to work with local residents and arrange a series of free monthly events across the area to attract local people. The Coordinator will train and support local people to become Community Volunteers who will go on to develop and deliver their own activities to meet the needs of the local community.
Khaas Bristol £36,858 To provide a core cohort of 25 women of south Asian origin, who care for children with disabilities with a series of weekly cooking, health and hygiene sessions to provide them with an opportunity to socialise and meet other carers, to provide respite from their caring responsibilities and to help them to improve their diet and the diets of their families.
Longmeadow Tenants and Residents Association Trowbridge £14,875 To continue the delivery of a range of activities and events for members of the Longmeadow community in Trowbridge. The Longmeadow TARA was originally established to tackle anti-social behaviour and other issues within the community. The TARA has a good track record of delivery, it is managed by local residents and all activities are led by volunteers. The project will deliver between 6-8 different activities each month such as coffee morning, computer clubs and bingo.
Mothers for Mothers Bristol £22,184 To establish a postnatal depression support group in the Lawrence Weston area of Bristol benefiting mothers suffering from PND. The project will support mothers to share their experiences and feel less isolated by forming connections with others also experiencing PND.
Youth Moves Bristol £38,680 To develop an existing pilot project to transform an overgrown allotment site into a community environmental project in south Bristol.
Avonmouth Community Centre Association Avonmouth £20,678 To provide a weekly lunch club for 50 elderly and vulnerable people living in Avonmouth over 24 months
Compass Project 2012 Staple Hill £42,564 To build a new woodwork and furniture restoration workshop at its premises in Staple Hill, South Gloucestershire. The workshop will be open four days per week enabling members in recovery from substance misuse to learn new skills.
The Hartwood & Withywood Teenage Parents Project Bristol £8,159 To offer young parents living in the Hartcliffe and Withywood area of Bristol the opportunity to learn and practice Transcendental Meditation (TM). TM will provide young parents with a simple technique to help them to manage their emotions and stress levels
Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust Bristol £39,803 To deliver a family film night to residents of Lockleaze in Bristol. Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust will support families to come together for a meal and film night every six weeks.
Awaz Utaoh Ltd East Bristol £47,800 The project will develop existing activities for South Asian women living in East Bristol. The project will deliver a range of activities including self-defence, fitness, motivational speaking, healthy living and English classes.
Junction 3 Community Interest Company Bristol £30,513 To bring together local residents from the areas surrounding the Junction 3 M32 motorway corridor in Bristol to establish a range of community activities including a pop-up market, communal food, craft, arts and history groups.

Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Carers Trust   £46,855 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Dementia UK   £45,000 Enable Dementia UK to provide specialist dementia care through its Admiral Nursing programme.
Mencap   £33,131 Extend the Gateway Club network and Gateway Awards programme and help to improve the health, well-being and social inclusion of young adults.
Childrens Food Trust   £43,255 Provide cooking clubs as a practical, fun and hands-on approach to helping people learn and understand how to eat and live a health lifestyle.

Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Bluebell Nurses Bristol £10,000 Provide a support group and one to one peer 'buddy' support service for young dads who are helping their partners through ante or post-natal depression.
Drastic Productions Bristol £9,750 Provide three programmes of masterclasses over nine months for up to 30 women with mental health issues using performance, writing & devising to promote self-esteem and confidence
Playing Out CIC Bristol £10,000 To target and provide in-depth support for six streets in areas of deprivation within the Ashley and Easton wards in Bristol to become 'Temporary Play Streets' under a partnership scheme organised by Bristol City Council and Playing Out.
Brush Strokes Bristol £5,400 Provide weekly two-hour term time (36 weeks), tutored art sessions for survivors of strokes and carers. The project takes place in the ward of Southmead, a large Estate on the outskirts of Bristol
Stepping Out Bristol £9,999 Enable them to run a community health course in Bristol for people with learning difficulties. The course will develop participants' skills and knowledge through taking part in social and leisure activities, which will improve their physical and mental health.
Action for Elders   £9,350 Provide weekly guidance in the prevention and reduction of falls through mobility movements, circulatory exercises, cognitive awareness, life style adaptation and social interaction.

Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
The Conservation Volunteers   £27,932 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.
Dementia UK   £56,177 Enable Dementia UK to provide specialist dementia care through its Admiral Nursing programme.
Mencap   £31,030 Extend the Gateway Club network and Gateway Awards programme and help to improve the health, well-being and social inclusion of young adults.
Carers Trust   £46,801 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
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