The Foundation’s financial year runs from 1 October until 30 September and during the year to 30 September 2016 grants were made totalling £1,673,032. This total was largely split between the Foundation’s main areas of interest: Education, Health and the Elderly.

Recent Grants

The breakdown for the year to 30 September 2016 is:

Education: £945,586

This included £210,000 towards John James Award Scheme grants held in Bristol Independent Schools and £131,000 for Prizes and Awards grants spread over both state and independent Bristol secondary schools.

Other significant grants under this category were: 

Aspire: £10,000
Barton Hill Settlement:  £33,000
Bristol Aero Collection Trust: £200,000
Bristol Refugee Rights:   £25,000
Farms For City Children:  £15,000
Open Up Music CIC:  £10,000
Redland Parish Church:   £50,000
Redmaids' High School:  £33,666
Refugee Women of Bristol:   £11,000
Spike Island Artspace Limited: £10,000
St Pauls Nursery and Children’s Centre:   £10,000
St Werburghs City Farm: £31,000
The Prince’s Trust: £25,000
The Southville Community Devel. Assn: £10,000
The Wheels Project Ltd:  £15,000

Health: £563,339

Significant grants included:

Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled Ltd: £25,000
Barnardo’s: £25,000
Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau: £18,000
CHAS Bristol Housing Advice Service:  £10,000
Church Housing Trust: £10,000
Crisis Centre Ministries: £20,000
FareShare South West: £25,000
Hawkspring:  £100,000
Jessie May: £25,000
Marie Curie Cancer Care: £19,000
Motability: £12,000
NSPCC:  £25,000
St. John Ambulance: £12,000
St. Peter’s Hospice: £22,500
University of Bristol: £15,000
Whizz-Kidz: £10,000    

Elderly: £161,607

This included £18,555 in grants for show tickets which were then offered to elderly residents of the City of Bristol and £47,640 granted to clubs for the elderly to enable them to buy a few special extras for their Christmas Parties.

Significant grants included:

Dance Voice:  £10,000

General: £2,500

Barton Fields Trust : £2,500

Recent Past Giving

Major grants in recent years include:

Above & Beyond: £600,000
The Starfish Pool Appeal: £350,000
Bristol Old Vic: £250,000
University of Bristol - Bowel Cancer Research: £800,000
Bristol Urological Institute - BioMed Centre: £250,000
Children’s Hospice South West: £1,000,000
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children: £1,259,530

Total giving in the previous five years was:

2015: £1,450,559
2014: £1,997,729
2013: £1,045,448
2012: £901,461
2011: £1,153,902

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