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Bristol charities create £100k fund to transform older people’s services SIX leading charitable trusts have joined forces to create a £100,000 fund that will benefit the lives of older people living in Henleaze, Westbury-on-Trym and across the city. The Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance will award transformation grants of up to £15,000 to organisations that deliver vital services to older people in the local area, such as those that tackle loneliness and isolation. The alliance will be chaired by the Dean of Bristol, Dr David Hoyle and is made up of the Quartet Community Foundation, The St Monica Trust (who have properties in Westbury-onTrym), The Anchor Society, John James Bristol Foundation, The Dolphin Society and the Society of Merchant Venturers. The Dean of Bristol, Dr David Hoyle, said: “This is a historic moment for Bristol and marks the first time ever that six of the city’s leading charitable trust’s have linked arms to create an alliance of this kind. “With cuts to traditional sources of funding for organisations that support older people, we hope that forming the Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance will give them the breathing space to continue to provide their much needed services in the future.” The Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance aims to help organisations change and adapt to meet the challenges posed by

cuts to their traditional sources of funding. The St Monica Trust’s Director of Development and Research, Sara Naylor-Wild, said: “It’s a similar principle to Dragon’s Den where each member of the alliance can choose which project they would like to fund and they will then be responsible for that particular project’s delivery. “Like Dragon’s Den, members can also jointly fund a project and there is a huge amount of expertise in our individual charities, both in terms of running successful ventures and providing services for older people, that we can share.” The fund will help organisations become sustainable, improve existing services or develop innovations that will have a positive effect on the quality of life for older people. The type of projects that can be supported by the fund, include setting up social enterprises, gaining skills to enhance fundraising activities, setting up mergers and using technology to improve their efficiency and reach. John Haworth, Vice Chairman of the John James Bristol Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be part of this transformational Alliance to enable charitable organisations to adjust to meet the changing needs of the elderly in the City of Bristol.”

Sara Naylor-Wild, Director of Development and Research, The St Monica Trust The fund will be managed by Bristol Ageing Better, a Big Lottery funded programme that is working with individuals and organisations to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people in Bristol..

For more information about The Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance email bab@ ageukbristol.org.uk, call 0117 928 1539 or go to www. agefriendlybristol.org.uk/ transformation-fund/

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