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Grants available to help set up new community groups in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 9:43 pm by SH (Editor)

Community Connectors.

Do you have some great ideas about a new group you’d like to set up in your local area?

Have you noticed that there is a need for a certain group that isn’t currently being filled, and you’d like to become involved in setting one up?

Would you like to set up a community group where you can share your skills and knowledge with others?

Community Connectors is an initiative run by Curo and funded by South Gloucestershire Council. It aims to support people in the local community, to connect with what’s going on and it encourages people to become involved in activities that are happening in their local area. Currently there is funding available of up to £200, to support new and existing community groups.

For more information about how to apply, please contact Sarah on 07967 344661 or email

Photo: Representative image provided by Curo.

This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 36). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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New scheme aiming to reconnect communities

Posted on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 10:00 pm by SH (Editor)

Launching Community Connectors at Frome Valley Medical Centre, L-r: Cllr Jon Hunt (Chair of S Glos Children, Adults & Health Committee), Vicky Elliott (Practice Manager), Robin Woodward (Community Connectors Team Leader), Sue Jacques (South Glos Council Commissioning Officer), Hilary Jay (Community Connectors Wellbeing Worker), Dr Jane Goram (GP), Claire Rees (S Glos Health & Wellbeing Partnership Support Officer), Harriet Bosnell (Curo Director of Health, Care & Support) and Dr Jon Evans (S Glos Clinical Commissioning Group).

A new service has been launched to counter social isolation and boost wellbeing in the communities of the Bristol North Fringe area.

The South Gloucestershire Community Connectors launched at the beginning of October and aims to help people in South Gloucestershire reconnect with each other and find out what’s going on in their communities.

The free service, provided by housing association Curo and South Gloucestershire Council, links with GP surgeries, the voluntary sector and local community groups from across the whole district.

Support available includes information and guidance over the phone, face-to-face or by e-mail as well as tailored help in getting people to play a more active role in their communities and setting up new groups.

Harriet Bosnell, Curo director of health, care and support, said:

“This is a fantastic new service for anyone in South Gloucestershire who wants to boost their wellbeing or feels isolated. There’s so much going on in villages, towns and communities across the district, and our community connectors are here to help people make those all-important connections, whether that’s discovering a new coffee morning, volunteering for a good cause, or joining a local group. We can even help to get something started where there’s a gap. We’re working with GPs, health workers and community organisations to spread the word and help people access this new service.”

More: Introducing Sarah, your local community connector »

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