Leaves of acer tree
17 March, 2021


The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is now open for the second round of applications from environmental charities and their partners. Funding comes from Defra and its arm's length bodies, and is distributed and monitored by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

It is designed to support:

15 March, 2021
Tom Burnett Voscur

By Tom Burnett, Policy and Information Officer, Voscur

Although a digital divide existed in the UK well before the coronavirus pandemic, how digital exclusion compounds existing inequalities has really come to the fore over the past 12 months.

Bristol Impact Fund logo from Bristol City Council
9 March, 2021


The second Bristol Impact Fund is now open for applications from voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations working to reduce inequalities in the city and helping the most disadvantaged residents. 

This funding, from Bristol City Council, is designed ‘to build city resilience by growing the power of communities experiencing the greatest inequality’. It will go to VCSE organisations that support and empower equalities groups, neighbourhoods, communities and people, including those in the most 20% deprived areas of the city. 

Orange boat made from paper - origami
22 February, 2021


The Whirlwind Trust has small grants available to organisations that support young, disadvantaged or disabled people (aged up to 25) through maritime and outdoor activities. Funding is designed to help these organisations provide life-changing experiences for young people, helping them build confidence and learn new skills, whatever their financial circumstances or physical abilities. 

Neon green sign on grey wall saying 'social change'.
16 February, 2021


Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small organisations in Bristol that address local issues and support equalities groups. The funding, from Bristol Redistro, is open to non-profit community organisations and unconstituted groups with an annual income of less than £25,000, based in Bristol and helping residents in the city.


There are bookable 15-minute slots available to talk to the Arts & Events team at Bristol City Council about the Originators Fund, which is a great opportunity for organisations and individuals involved in arts and culture.

This funding is designed to support events, arts and culture activities being held in Bristol from June 2021 - May 2022. 

Friday, 12 February, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00


Book a 15-minute slot to talk to the Arts & Events team at Bristol City Council to talk about the Originators Fund, which supports events, arts and culture activities in the city from June 2021 - May 2022. 

Grants of £500-5,000 are available, so don't miss out. This is your chance to ask questions about the funding. 


Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
Man dancing in grey room on pointe
4 February, 2021


The Bristol City Council Originators Fund is now open for applications to support events, arts and cultural activities taking place from June 2021 to May 2022.

Changes have been made since the fund was last open, with improved accessibility, a new application form and guidance, after consultation with a range of local creative groups and individuals. Bristol City Council is particularly keen to hear from groups and individuals who haven't applied before, and it wants to make sure the funding is spread across different areas of the city.

2 February, 2021
Mark Hubbard Voscur

Blog written by Mark Hubbard, Development Director at Voscur

It’s great news that the Bristol Impact Fund will continue, especially after the recent challenges for people, communities and organisations due to coronavirus. 

Computer keyboard with red light
1 February, 2021


A new £1 million digital development fund, from Comic Relief and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is offering grants of up to £70,000 to UK non-profits with an annual income of £70,000 - £1 million, or those working in partnership. This is part of the Tech For Good programme.

Funding will go to organisations that can develop, define or repurpose digital tools, platforms and products that meet social challenges. Successful applicants will also get technical support from the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST).


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