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Two weeks to go for local projects raising funds from the crowd for a Better Bristol!


Since launching on 1 June, the Better Bristol campaign has catalysed over £90,000 for local groups who are helping to make Bristol a more sustainable city. With two weeks left to go, projects need to gain support from the crowd to help turn their ideas into a reality.

More than 20 projects launched on 1 June as part of the Better Bristol campaign in a race to hit their fundraising targets and help make Bristol a more sustainable city. Two weeks into the campaign, 11 projects have been funded after generating 50% of the funds needed through crowdfunding and then benefiting from an additional match-funding grant from Bristol Green Capital Partnership.

Projects in the Better Bristol campaign will all contribute to making Bristol a sustainable city with a high quality of life for all – working within local communities and tackling environmental challenges. Many of the projects who have achieved their funds have ‘stretched’ their targets – view all projects and learn more about the Better Bristol campaign here.

Although a £40,000 match-funding pot from Bristol Green Capital Partnership has now expired, 11 projects still need support from the city to realise their ambitions. These projects have two weeks left to hit their targets through crowdfunding, although one project which demonstrates exceptional commitment to inclusion and equality will be awarded a one-off grant of £5,000 from Bristol Green Capital Partnership on 26 June.

You can help to make these projects a reality!

252703Arnos Vale Community Garden

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust need backing to turn an unloved and neglected area into a beautiful community garden for all. Rewards for pledging cash to this project include a foraging cocktail making workshop and a private night-time tour of the cemetery on Halloween! Back Arnos Vale here

Bristol Gets Growing 2018

For the past 6 years, Bristol Food Network have run the annual ‘Get Growing Garden Trail’ – a weekend where around 30 of Bristol’s secret fruit & veg gardeners open their normally-closed garden gates to the public. With your backing, the 2018 trail will enable more people to share in Bristol’s beautiful secret fruit & veg gardens. Rewards include a VIP lion feeding experience at Bristol Zoo, veg boxes delivered to your door and Shambala packages. Back Get Growing Trail here

Bristol Loves Tides

Bristol Loves Tides is helping young people to improve their future and the future of Bristol’s unique environment and the biodiversity within it. Your pledges will allow them to deliver the programme across Bristol Schools and enable young people to devise and the Bristol Loves Tides films. Rewards include a Bristol Pilot Cutter model and exclusive invitations to the film preview. Back Bristol Loves Tides here

Bristol Eely Good Times!

You could have an eely good time, working with Bristol Fish Project and the community to restore Eel populations in the Bristol Channel, using aquaponics! By increasing their eel-growing capacity from the Bristol Fish Project base in Hartcliffe, this project will support and rebuild our Eel populations as well as working with local schools in the Bristol areas. Rewards include exclusive ‘eely good’ merchandise and aquaponics workshops. Back Bristol Fish Project here

Filwood Boulevard

A group of local residents from Knowle West have come together to make a change in their community. Help them to achieve the vision of making Filwood Boulevard an attractive, green and welcoming place for the whole community. Rewards include seeing your name on a brass plaque or laser-cut into the new planters, or personalised gardening workshops. Back Filwood Boulevard here

Fuelling the energy revolution in Bristol!

Creating a green, fair energy system. No to dirty fossil fuels and fuel poverty – Yes to clean, green energy and warm, healthy homes! Support 30 groups across the city to help make this happen with Bristol Energy Network. Rewards include a glass of bubbly with the BEN team, limited edition merchandise and a thermal imaging experience for your home with the CHEESE project. Back the energy revolution here 

Growing Communities at The Roundhouse

Youth Moves charity based in Knowle West Bristol is looking for your support to raise funds for the Urban Escape project – inspiring adults & children of all abilities to grow and cook fresh produce, to build self-esteem and flourish! Rewards for backers include group gardening, foraging and cooking workshops. Back Youth Moves here

M32 Spot – DIY Skatepark & Community Space

Support a DIY skatepark with a local community to reclaim a neglected space underneath the M32 Motorway in Eastville, Bristol. Rewards include artist commissioned T-shirts and coasters or the chance to have your or your companies name on the skatepark ramp. Back the M32 project here

Self-Care for Wellbeing

Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine aim to deliver sustainable healthcare in Bristol that integrates creative writing, yoga & mindfulness to support health & wellbeing! Your backing could support free workshops in Southmead and help to make Bristol a sustainable healthcare city. Rewards include herbal homeopathy mugs, t-Shirts, walking tours and private homeopathy taster session. Back PCIM here

Solarnest Smart Eco Home

Help Solarnest build their environmentally friendly, smart home design at the University of West of England – accelerating the transition to sustainable, affordable and accessible living… Rewards include your support acknowledged on a plaque and VIP invites and tours of the building. Back Solarnest here

Witness the Wild

Help Wildscreen to bring a week-long festival of art, film & photography to Bristol to celebrate the ocean & the creatures that call it home! Rewards include Michelin-star restaurant meals, limited edition prints and Wildscreen tickets or corporate packages. Back Wildscreen here

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