Good Grief Community Events grants

Good Grief Community Events grants
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Subham Bhattacharya via Unsplash
8 January, 2020


Funding is available to help organisations run community events and activities for the Good Grief Festival which takes place in May 2020. This is a brand new festival to encourage people to think, talk and learn about grief - a topic that can often feel taboo.

The programme of events already includes talks, exhibitions, workshops and films, but community activities will make up an important part of the festival schedule. 

Your community activity or event should take place across Bristol from 11-17 May 2020. Small grants of £50 to £400 are available for organisations (not individuals) that do one or more of the following:

  • Give opportunities for public storytelling and/or remembrance of people who have died, and for sharing grief.
  • Engage communities in research about grief, and share knowledge and information (such as support services) with those who are grieving. 
  • Provide the chance to talk about bereavement and learn how to support someone who has been bereaved. 

Examples of appropriate events include death cafes (pop-up events in cafes, where people can talk openly about the practical and emotional issues around death, from personal experiences of grief to funeral arrangements), and meals celebrating people who have died. The festival organisers welcome ideas that are specific to certain neighbourhoods or community groups. 

Your grant application should include appropriate costings. Funding cannot be put towards day-to-day running costs, fundraising for the organisation, or activities that take place beyond Bristol or beyond the festival dates. 

Applications close on Friday 31 January 2020, and you should be told the outcome of your application by the end of February 2020. Click here for guidelines and details of the process.