‘Small Sparks’ grants

Posted on 01. Jun, 2015 by in Community, Featured, News

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Do you have an idea for a new group that you want to start or are you part of an existing group that wants to expand? From knit and natters and book clubs to men’s sheds and fishing groups, Small Sparks are being ignited all over the county through our newest grant programme. Watch our new two-minute animation which tells you everything you need to know:

See more about Your Welcome at: http://www.yourewelcome.to/

Barnwood Trust write: Small Sparks Grants are for people right across the county who want to get together with friends and neighbours, including someone with a disability or mental health challenge, to do things that they enjoy, benefiting the community where they live. It could be for gardening equipment to grow vegetables together, books to get a club going or maybe some wool and knitting needles for a group you are already part of that you want to expand. Grants of up to £250 are available and there are no formal application forms to complete. You just need to make sure that at least one of you running the activity has a disability or mental health challenge. Click here to join our group on the You’re Welcome which has lots of handy information.

While you are here we also wanted to tell you about our other grant programmes…
Grants for individuals
We provide grants to people with disabilities and mental health challenges living in Gloucestershire. The Wellbeing Fund enables people to live more independently, by helping with the purchase of domestic appliances, holidays, disability-related equipment or things that might otherwise be beyond someones reach. The Opportunities Award opens the way for people to try something new which may lead to employment, volunteering or give someone the ability to help others. It can also be used to fund training or equipment that will enhance the ability to pursue a hobby or interest. For more information click here.

Grants for organisations
Small grants of up to £1,000 are available to organisations in Gloucestershire who work directly to benefit the quality of life of people with disabilities and mental health challenges. Grants could be for new projects, pilot schemes or specific equipment. Grants for holidays and play schemes are also available to organisations with a proven track record of providing either for people in Gloucestershire with a disability or mental health challenge. For more information and application forms click here.

If you would like a stock of any of our grants leaflets please do not hesitate to get in touch and email info@barnwoodtrust.org.

Thank you for helping us to spread the word and give more grants to people, groups and organisations across Gloucestershire.

More about grants: http://www.yourewelcome.to/grants

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