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Groups looking for YOUR vote to win funding

Posted on Thursday 16th November 2017 at 6:35 pm by Laura Mortimore

Aviva Community Fund.

After last year’s success, the Aviva Community Fund is back and there are a number of local voluntary groups across the Stokes that are calling on the support of the community to help win funding for their projects.

Photo of the community defibrillator in Stoke Gifford.

One of the successful applicants last year was the 1st Stoke Gifford Scout Group, whose project was to install a community defibrillator in Stoke Gifford. Their project received 1,969 votes and was chosen by the judging panel to receive the funds needed. This life-saving piece of equipment has now been installed outside the Old School Rooms in the centre of Stoke Gifford (see photo above); the entry code to remove it from its protective box is held by the ambulance service.

This year, one of the local community groups that have applied for funding is the Stoke Gifford Pre-School, located at the Trust Ground site on North Road. They have applied for the funding level of up to £25,000 and would like to use any funding received to refurbish the Poplar Rooms and update their resources. The pre-school is a non-profit organisation which opened in 1969 and has five members of staff who work to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the 16 children who attend. Treasurer of the pre-school committee, Sam Milkins, said: “Our income is limited, so funding to improve our facilities would hugely benefit our children. Updating resources to support the children’s learning would be invaluable.”

The building is also used by other groups and organisations within the local area, such as the Stoke Gifford School of Dance, meaning any refurbishments would benefit the wider community as well as the children who attend the pre-school.

More: Details of other local groups that have applied for funding »

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