Local Opportunities, Offers & Help Needed
The Gane Trust Hardship Fund
The Cube Microplex and Tobacco Factory are helping distribute 80 x £500 grants for Bristol based artists/art-workers who are currently experiencing financial hardship due to Covid-19. The priority is to offer some monetary support to those who have lost work and income and are without a significant safety net. The application deadline is Tuesday 9 June - click here to find out more and apply for the fund.
Bristol Arts and Music Round Table Discussion
Kerry McCarthy MP and Thangam Debbonaire MP are hosting an online round table discussion about how to support and care for Bristol's artists, musicians, and other creatives to keep going through the lockdown and beyond. There will be a chance to share your ideas with the other participants on the call, which is open to Bristol's artists, musicians, music venues, and anybody who is involved in the creative sector, about the Bristol-wide response so far, and to discuss recovery after COVID-19. Click here to register for your free ticket.
Free Career Coaching
Future Bright offers free career coaching, training and support to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to take your next step - they have just expanded their criteria to include those who have been laid off or made redundant, had their hours/income reduced, been furloughed or are self-employed with reduced income. Click here to find out if you are eligible, and how to access the services.
Plough Veg Box
A team of badass volunteers from The Plough, The Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls, The Pipe & Slippers, The Red Lion, The Star and Garter, The Love Inn, and their extended communities are packing and delivering boxes of fresh fruit & veg to those who are struggling. You can support the scheme by donating to their Fundsurfer or buying a veg box of your own (collection from All Hallows Hall, Easton). If you're in need of a free veg box you can request one by completing this online form or calling the Bristol Food Service Helpline on 0117 3250450 and asking for a “Plough Veg Box”.
Kitchen Equipment and Meat Needed
The Super Supper Club, based in Easton, are looking for some kitchen equipment including a deep fat fryer, a liquidiser, kitchen knives, a large pestle & mortar and an electric whisk. They are also looking for new sources of meat (including Halal) for their prepared meal deliveries. If you think you can help with any of these requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They'll also provide a free midweek home cooked meal for anyone in need, prepped, cooked, packaged and delivered by their lovely volunteers. Wednesday evening collection from Baggator, All Hallows Road, Easton or delivery to Eastville, Easton and Lawrence Hill. Message them via Facebook with your requirements.
Both the National Food Service and Square Food Foundation are in need of more freezers to support their meal provisioning. Please contact email@example.com if you know of freezers which can be lent or donated.
Talo are looking for storage and office space in St Paul's to assist them in their ongoing support work and food provisioning in the area. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of available spaces.
Skatepark Plans for St George
Elevate are aiming to build a world-class wheelpark for Bristol, which is also a thriving hub for the community. To find out more, including how you can get involved or support the project, visit elevatebristol.org.
Help Rebuild St Pauls Adventure Playground
St Pauls Adventure Playground have raised almost 80% of the funds needed to rebuild the play structures destroyed in an arson attack near the start of lockdown. Click here to donate online.