Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

One You South Glos Community Grant

One You South Gloucestershire

One You South Gloucestershire is an integrated healthy lifestyles service led by South Gloucestershire Council. Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and partners deliver the Wellbeing element of the service.

As part of the programme, there is a small grant scheme of £12,000 per annum, which will be distributed in grants between £50 to £1,000. For this financial year, the grants will be distributed through two grant-making panels. All funding needs to be spent by March 31st 2021.

For the current round of funding, we are particularly interested in responses that help with the COVID-19 pandemic in South Gloucestershire. Please note that the same health inequalities must be addressed in your application.

The purpose of the grants is to reduce the five leading risk factors that contribute to reduced quality of life, early death and health inequalities in South Gloucestershire:

  • tobacco smoking
  • alcohol use
  • poor diet and excess weight
  • physical inactivity
  • poor mental health and emotional wellbeing

We plan to distribute 60% of the funding to:

  • BME groups
  • Carers
  • Disabled people
  • People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
  • People who have low incomes
  • Groups working with men
  • People with long term health conditions
  • People who live in the neighbourhoods of Cadbury Heath, Patchway, Staple Hill, Yate and Kingswood

Our approach is to build community resilience by helping people set up and sustain groups that address health inequalities and build on their skills and interests, with small grants for local initiatives to improve health and wellbeing.

To apply, you need to be a community group with a constitution and a bank account. If you don’t have this, CVS South Gloucestershire can help. To contact the CVS please call 01454 865205 or email steve.curry@cvs-sg.org.uk Or perhaps an existing group would manage the funds on your behalf, while you get set up.

Applying for grants between £50-£100

Small grants of under £100 can be submitted anytime.

We will usually be able to process and approve small grants quickly.

Applying for grants above £100 and up to £1000

If the grant request is for more than £100 then you should submit it before 9am Monday 17th August.

There will be an opportunity to submit grant applications throughout the year and the deadlines will be added to this page in the future.

We hope to notify you of the outcome 4 weeks after the closing date, once it has been approved by our board members.

Additional Funding from St Monica Trust

The St Monica Trust is committed to providing people with the best experience of ageing. Our Community Impact Team works with local partners to help tackle issues that affect the lives of older people in the West of England. This is done through supporting local groups financially and by acknowledging and honouring all the good work being carried out.

St Monica Trust’s Community Impact Team is particularly pleased to be working with Southern Brooks to support organisations working within South Gloucestershire.

St Monica Grant


Please contact us on 01454 868583 or email wellbeing@southernbrooks.org.uk if you have any questions.

Funded organisations

The following organisations have been successful applying for the One You South Glos Community Grant in 2019-2020:

  • Avon Indian Community Association
  • Bristol After Stroke
  • Be Empowered Farm Futures
  • Bristol Community Cafés CIC
  • Café Church
  • Carers Support Centre
  • Downend and Frenchay Tennis Club
  • DHI
  • Happy Days Community Café
  • Juice CIC
  • KIDS
  • Lyde Green Community Assocation
  • Milestones Trust
  • Mud Pie Explorers CIC
  • Positive Steps
  • South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • Staple Hill Community Hub
  • Winterbourne and District Community Association

Other Funding Sources for South Gloucestershire

Member Awarded Funding

Local voluntary community groups, social enterprise organisations and town and parish councils can apply to South Gloucestershire Councillors for funding for their local projects, events and services.


Area Wide Grants

The Area Wide Grant scheme round two is open with a deadline for applications of 24 October 2019. Applications should be for projects taking place after award decisions are published in March 2020.