One You South Gloucestershire Community Grant

One You South Gloucestershire is an integrated healthy lifestyles service led by South Gloucestershire Council. Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and partners deliver the Wellbeing element of the service.

As part of the programme, there is a small grant scheme of £12,000 per annum, which will be distributed in grants between £50 to £1,000. For this financial year, the grants will be distributed through two grant-making panels. All funding needs to be spent by March 31st 2020.

The purpose of the grants is to reduce the five leading risk factors that contribute to reduced quality of life, early death and health inequalities in South Gloucestershire:

  • tobacco smoking
  • alcohol use
  • poor diet and excess weight
  • physical inactivity
  • poor mental health and emotional wellbeing

We plan to distribute 60% of the funding to:

  • BME groups
  • Carers
  • Disabled people
  • People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
  • People who have low incomes
  • Groups working with men
  • People with long term health conditions
  • People who live in the neighbourhoods of Cadbury Heath, Patchway, Staple Hill, Yate and Kingswood

Our approach is to build community resilience by helping people set up and sustain groups that address health inequalities and build on their skills and interests, with small grants for local initiatives to improve health and wellbeing.

To apply, you need to be a community group with a constitution and a bank account. If you don’t have this, CVS South Gloucestershire can help. To contact the CVS please call 01454 865205 or email helen.black@cvs-sg.org.uk Or perhaps an existing group would manage the funds on your behalf, while you get set up.

If the grant request is for more than £100 this application should be submitted before 9am on Monday 30th September or Monday 6th January 2020. We hope to notify of the outcome around 2 weeks after the closing date. Small grants of under £100 can be submitted anytime.

You can find the Grant Application Form here or for more information please see the Grant Guidance Notes.

Please contact Souther Brooks on 01454 868583 or email wellbeing@southernbrooks.org.uk if you have any questions.

More information and forms are also available at https://southernbrooks.org.uk/oysg-grant/