City Funds Health and Wellbeing Grant Programme Webinar

Update: We had an overwhelming response to our Bristol Community Health – Health & Wellbeing Grant Programme.

All applicants have now been contacted and decision panel meetings will be happening on two separate dates in mid-Jan and mid-Feb 2021.

The Grant Programme is currently closed for applications, with the next round opening at 8am on 23rd March 2021 and closing at 11am on Tues 27th April 2021. Please be aware that we will be reviewing learning from the first funding round on the 16th March and we may make changes to the funding criteria and guidelines after this date. More details can be found here on the Quartet Community Foundation website.


“We’re really keen that this funding is available and accessible to as many people as possible, and to as many organisations as possible.”

David Barclay, Partner at The Good Faith Partnership

“We feel really heard by the funder….don’t be afraid to think big, think differently and approach it with hope and aspiration for doing things in a different way.”

Lucy Holburn – Co-ordinator, Knowle West Alliance and City Funds grant recipient.

Thanks to all the speakers and attendees at the Funding Bristol’s Healthy Recovery: Bristol City Funds Health and Wellbeing Grant Webinar + Questions & Answers event, that took place on 15th October.

If you weren’t able to attend and are interested in applying for a grant, you can watch a recording of the event here.

Speakers included:

Andy Street – Chair of City Funds (Event host).

Lucy Gilbert, Head of Policy at Quartet Community Foundation, which manages the grant programme for City Funds.

David Barclay – Partner at the Good Faith Partnership, which is providing support for potential applicants.

Rachel de Garang – BME Engagement Worker at The Care Forum, which is supporting people with direct experience to be part of the grant decision making process

Lucy Holburn – Co-ordinator, Knowle West Alliance and recipient of a City Funds No Child Goes Hungry grant.

What is the BCH Health and Wellbeing Fund?

This fund is aimed at supporting Bristol’s health and wellbeing sector. It has been made available by Bristol Community Health  as part of its legacy to community health in Bristol because:

  • Health and wellbeing charities and social enterprises deliver valuable services which fill gaps between commissioned services.
  • Health and wellbeing organisations typically rely on few public sector contracts and if those contracts are decommissioned or funding cut, the organisations are placed at immediate risk
  • The demand for flexible, innovative community health and wellbeing support is growing, and needs are going unmet currently
  • Prevention and early intervention services can help to reduce demand on NHS commissioned services which are already under strain.

The grant programme is open to voluntary, community, charity and social enterprise organisations based and working in the Bristol local authority area which provide health & wellbeing services.

Find out more from the Quartet Community Foundation website.