This grant fund of £50,000 has been set up through the South Gloucestershire Families in Focus programme.

Community groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for sustainable projects that support:

  • promoting positive family relationships
  • improving financial stability
  • reducing stress factors that impact the family environment and parenting
  • improving active family engagement in the community
  • improving family resilience

The funding is available until end of March 2023. We would like to support a wide range of projects across South Gloucestershire.

How to apply

We will consider applications that can demonstrate they:

  • address needs
  • benefit the whole family with a focus on outcomes
  • identify gaps and needs in provision
  • contribute to addressing inequalities
  • contribute to the wider determinants of health e.g. poverty reduction, digital poverty etc
  • provide an early understanding of the diverse needs of children, young people, and families
  • show long-term sustainability
  • strengthen relationships and link individuals to the information and support they need

Examples of suitable projects:

  • positive family activities that support health and wellbeing
  • community Wi-Fi set ups which address digital poverty
  • skills based community learning groups
  • family resources for community venues
  • training or workshops to address needs identified in Early Help Core Offer
  • community event to promote an aspect of Early Help Offer

You will need to give a brief outline of your project and explain how you will measure its impact and success.

What happens next

A small panel will meet monthly to review applications.

After a funded project has finished, we will ask organisations to complete and submit a brief evaluation form.

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