Volunteer Bristol wins money to help the city's most vulnerable people
Volunteer Bristol is one of 15 organisations to benefit from a new £1.9 million grant to help recession-hit communities.
The grant will be worth £100,000 over 2 years and will enable us to set up a scheme to help the most vulnerable people in the city to give their time as volunteers.
Every year, hundreds of people come to us wanting to give their time to a good cause but, because of their situation or background they are not quite ready to commit or don't have the skills or confidence that they need. Experience shows us that with a little extra support they can really make a difference to themselves and to the community. That's why we will be establishing a volunteering buddy scheme which will provide the boost that they need. The scheme, which will build on the success of our recent supported volunteering project, will hopefully begin in October.
The funding is the outcome of about 12 months of planning and hard work by Volunteer Bristol and we are extremely grateful to all of our partners locally, to Volunteering England and to the Big Lottery Fund for their help and support. You can read more about the fund on the Volunteering England website. More details about this project will follow.