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Help us to make decisions about where money is spent in your community

Bristol City Council are looking for citizens to join a group that will help decide where money goes as part of the Community Resilience Fund. The fund is a one-off grant of £4 million that is available to organisations working in the most deprived areas of Bristol, and also to city-wide community groups.

The Fund aims to help community and voluntary organisations increase their resilience and sustainability during these challenging times. Community projects are particularly valuable right now as many are having to work harder than ever before and experiencing increased demand from people needing support. It is important that residents play a central role in deciding which projects and community organisations receive the grants so they can continue to do the vital work they do.

To be part of the decision-making panel, you will need to either:

  • Be a Bristol resident, who lives, works or takes part in community activities, in one of the eligible areas of the city or

  • Work for an organisation that specialises in support to people with protected characteristics, such as Disabled people, LGBTQ+ communities, or racially marginalised communities

You would also need to be over 16 years old and willing to dedicate between eight to 15 hours to help between November 2022 and January 2023. To find out more and to register your interest in this opportunity visit -

The deadline for applications to join the residents’ panel is Thursday 3 November 2022.

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