Get involved with our Community Fair

bcrcfResidents of Bishopston, Cotham and Redland are being given the chance to get involved in local neighbourhood organisations and projects at an upcoming Community Fair.

The Neighbourhood Partnership event will also include a live vote to give away cash to deserving projects that benefit the local community.

There will be grants of up to £250 to give away on the day, and anyone of any age can put in a bid. Applicants are asked to submit their ideas, setting out their aims and briefly describing how they will spend the money. Those attending the fair will be given a vote to decide who gets the cash.

The Neighbourhood Partnership will also be recruiting for members to join its working groups to decide how to spend local funding.

Daniella Radice, Assistant Mayor for Neighbourhoods, said: “The fair shows what Neighbourhood Partnerships can do for communities. We are getting our local organisations out to meet each other and people in the community and to have an opportunity to get some more funding.

“We believe this is the first time funding has been allocated in this way in Bristol, and it is a great opportunity for people who want to make a difference in their local area to come along and find out what is going on and how they can contribute.”

The event will also include community stalls, family activities, free cycle repairs and skills workshops.

The community fair will take place at St Michael and All Angels Church, Gloucester Road on September 19 between 12:30 – 4:30 pm.

In the lead up to the fair residents will also have a chance to have their say on local issues and priorities through a new online voting app Represent.

The app will let residents ask and answer questions about what is important in the neighbourhood and suggest ideas for improvements. For more information go to https://represent.cc/group/BCRNP/info

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