Active Neighbourhood Transport Grants now available

A second round of Active Neighbourhoold transport grants, funded through Bristol’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) as part of its Active Neighbourhoods Programme, are now available. Apply by 29 March 2013 for projects that will be implemented before April 2015.

Grants are available from as little as £500 up to a maximum contribution of £100,000. The aim is to fund as many projects across the city as possible; so lower cost applications that demonstrate value for money are especially welcomed.

Sustainable travel is important for individuals, communities and the wider environment. On a personal level, it can help us take short journeys on foot or by bike, increasing our activity levels to benefit our health as well as saving us money. For communities it can increase the numbers of people out on the street, making the streets feels safer and encouraging use of local shops and facilities. On a wider level, sustainable travel travel aims to provide attractive options for young people, commuters and older people alike, as well as improving air and noise quality in our city.

Please feel free to circulate this opportunity to your networks as local community groups are encouraged to apply.  More information here:


Culture Health and Wellbeing Conference Bursaries available for Bristol Artists and Arts Organisations

Four bursaries are available for artists and arts organisations in the Bristol area

(Other bursaries are available for Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset – please see for information.)


2 for individual artists who will receive full conference places for £50 (full price is £350 ticket each)

2 for arts for health organisations which will receive half-funded places at the conference (£175 towards ticket each)


  • You or your organisation must be based in Bristol
  • You must not be in receipt of core funding from a statutory body
  • You must have a track record of arts and health work in this region

How to apply

Please submit your application on a single side of A4 stating:

  • Your name, address, contact telephone number and email address
  • How attending the conference will benefit your arts and health practice
  • How you will work with the Bristol Arts and Health Forum to disseminate knowledge and experiences from the conference to other artists and healthcare providers
  • Please provide a brief outline of your work with links to any relevant websites describing key projects and indicators of the quality of your practice

Email you completed application on one side of A4 to

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 20th February 2013

A selection panel comprising at least 3 members of the Bristol Arts and Health Forum Steering Group will meet on Thursday 21st February to select the 4 bursaries.

Successful applicants will be notified of their bursary by Friday 22nd February.

Major new project from Drastic Productions

The performance company Drastic Productions is looking for referrals for a major new performance and publishing project for 2013/14. Working in partnership with the Arnolfini and Tangent Books, the organisation is looking to work with a group of women with mental health issues.  A series of performance and multi-artform workshops will lead to the group commissioning a graphic novelist and creating a publication with associated exhibitions and events. The end result will be a high profile, professionally produced publication promoting positive images and stories of women’s real life struggles and achievements.

This is a FREE project, open to all who identify as women. It starts in March 2013 and ends with publication of the work in Dec 2014.

Drastic Productions is currently looking for referrals for this exciting venture. If you or anyone in your organisation would like to act as a referral agent for your clients, they’d love to hear from you. Either download and fill out the Referral Form or call 07748805674 to discuss further.

Bristol City Council Creative Seed Fund Deadline

This is a reminder that The Creative Seed Fund Deadline is this Friday 8th Feb at 4pm.

The Creative Seed Fund aims to support small Bristol-based creative projects.

Details about the fund and how to apply can be found at: