Funded Groups 4: 2022

In our fourth round (2022), we were able to make fifteen grants totalling £15,000 to these amazing groups:

A Space to Breathe – a collective of Black and brown women and non-binary people living in Bristol that aim to collectively create healing and wellness spaces within the city.

AFIDANCE – a group collaborating with schools, especially those within socially deprived areas, to bring awareness and understanding of diverse cultural arts.

Bristol Copwatch – a fiercely independent grassroots police monitoring project and community group, offering ongoing support from volunteer case workers for those who have been on the sharp end of police contact. 

Bristol Steppin Sistas – a walking and wellbeing group run by women of colour established to encourage an interest in walking and thriving in open spaces.

DET Entertainment– a majority female Black-led community group who aim to improve community cohesion and safer and fairer society access in deprived areas of Bristol through community events.

DMAC UK – a dance, music, storytelling and arts collective. DMAC is a thriving multi-cultural hub for grassroots practitioners set up in Bristol by dance, drum, yoga and martial arts teachers.

Healing Black Radicals – collective of healers and activists who have come together to create radical healing spaces for Black cis and trans women, and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.

Hidayah LGBT Muslim Network and OUTSpace LGBTQ Centre – Hidayah and OUTSpace are working together to create what is possibly the first LGBTQ-designated prayer space in the UK. Hidayah supports and serves queer Muslims in the UK and across the world. Outspace is Bristol’s new LGBTQ centre project. 

Let’s Talk Parent and Carers Group – a group for parents and carers working to support and empower themselves to tackle the real concern of the young black men to school to prison pipe line and youth violence etc.

Organisation for Sickle Cell Anaemia Research (OSCAR) – group helping to improve the quality of life of sufferers of sickle cell anaemia and their families (who are mostly black and minority ethnic groups) by providing practical, financial, and emotional support.

Pride of Ruth & Mount Horeb – two Black-led fraternal organisations bringing Black Elders together for social events: coach trips, banquets, BBQs etc., providing support, information, mentoring & befriending. 

Reparation Book Club – group which aims to readdress the narrative of Afrikan history starting from the position of the transatlantic and trafficking of enslaved Afrikan by reading and discussing literature on ancient Afrikan History.

Sadaga Group – community group for Arabic speaking women aiming to reduce social isolation and to support women from Black and minoritised communities in Bristol.

Sekhmet Education – group providing Black and Afrikan history courses that are specifically designed to promote positive mental health, wellbeing and psychological liberation for Afrikan Heritage people of all ages.

Sunflower Collective – an organisation prioritising access and engagement with members of the Black African and Caribbean communities in Bristol. Currently providing a free holiday club for children in response to the lack of culturally appropriate, accessible and enriching childcare for community.