Four Bradley Stoke organisations will be hoping to win a share of a £28,161 grant fund at this Tuesday’s meeting of the Southern Brooks Area Forum in Winterbourne.
A total of 26 applications totalling £43,888 have been received from organisations in the Bradley Stoke, Filton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Frenchay and Stoke Park areas covered by the Forum.
The South West Winterguard Academy (SWWA), which meets at Meadowbrook Primary School and promotes ‘Colourguard’ (a dance based activity using flags and other equipment), is asking for £2,168 to cover the cost of hall rental, equipment, travel and insurance.
Bradley Stoke Bowls Club (BSBC), based at Baileys Court, is looking for £2,500 (half the annual cost of green and room rental that it pays to Bradley Stoke Town Council) so that it can reduce its membership fees and hopefully attract new members.
Bradley Stoke Community Radio Association (BSCRA), which has recently occupied a studio at the Willow Brook Centre, wants £3,000 to pay for the official licences that it needs to broadcast over a 28-day period covering the Community Festival in June.
Finally, the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group (TBNCG) is seeking £400 to pay for bee friendly flowers that will be planted in the community orchard behind Bradley Stoke Community School.
All four of the groups have received previous grants from the Area Forum over the last two years, with SWWA getting a £1,250 capital grant, BSBC a £1,500 capital grant, BSCRA a £2,500 capital grant and a £1,500 small grant and TBNCG a £391 small grant.
Council officers’ recommendations are that the Conservation Group receive the requested amount in full and the Winterguard Academy £1,333 to cover hall rental and insurance.
The Bowls Club and Radio Association have been assessed less favourably with £500 recommended for the bowlers and just £375 for the radio enthusiasts, who are advised to “seek support in applying for funds elsewhere”.
Tuesday’s meeting takes place at the Greenfield Centre, Park Avenue, Winterbourne, starting at 7pm.
More info: Agenda for Tuesday’s meeting (SGC)
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