New Report on Health & Wellbeing in Bristol will help City Funds award funding most effectively 1

City Funds have commissioned a report to support the development of the BCH Health & Wellbeing Grant Programme, which is being managed by Quartet Community Foundation.

Please read the report here:

 Bristol City Funds – Health and Wellbeing in Bristol Report 

The research identifies key trends affecting VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) organisations in the Health & Wellbeing sector in Bristol, as well as opportunities and risks for this fund to consider. It seeks to inform the grant panel as it makes decisions about the first round of grant applications, and considers the design of future funding rounds to best support Bristol’s Health & Wellbeing sector.

The project was designed and carried out by David Barclay and Vinya Mehta at the Good Faith Partnership with support from The Care Forum.

This fund has been made available by Bristol Community Health as part of its legacy, and welcomed its first round of grant applications in
autumn 2020.

The fund aims to support lasting change that will make Bristol more sustainable and fair, and will award funding to transform and strengthen local organisations themselves or to deliver activities that will create change for local people.

The fund recognises the valuable services provided by health and wellbeing VCSE organisations in a context of growing demand for flexible, innovative community Health & Wellbeing support and the role prevention and intervention services can play in reducing demand for overstretched NHS commissioned services. It has also been made available because many health and wellbeing organisations rely on few public sector contracts and are at risk if these end.

For further information about this fund, please see here: Health & Wellbeing Grant Programme