Your donations help provide grants of up to £3,000 to support the development of partnership working between staff and students and local community organisations.
The fund supports projects that involve UWE Bristol students in activities that have a positive impact on the local community. We have a particular interest in sustainability and look for projects that enhance student’s learning and support students in developing new skills.
A couple of our recent funded partnerships include:
Festive Friends, in partnership with St Werburgh’s Community Centre
One of our students organised a Christmas celebration for 85 older people in the local community, helping them to feel less isolated and build new social connections. The event included a three-course lunch with table service in the beautifully decorated hall at the centre, live entertainment, and accessible community transport for guests who were unable to travel on their own.
“The Festive Friends event in St Werburghs for isolated older people made a bigger difference than I ever initially imagined.”
Future Heritage, in partnership with Ashton Gatehouse
UWE Bristol students worked with a group of year 10 photography students from Ashton Park School. The school students explored stories and images about the history of Ashton Gatehouse and their work culminated in a public exhibition.
Applying to the Community Fund
Students or staff looking to apply to the Community Fund can find out more information via the following link: