Our Place needs your help

Published on: 05 Oct 2014

our place staple hill

A MUCH-needed community facility in Staple Hill, which supports some of the most vulnerable people in the area, is seeking your help.

Our Place Community Flat has been shortlisted for a £3,000 grant from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014.

It is one of four good causes from this area competing for the funding, which depends on votes from the public.

Our Place Community Flat is run by volunteers. It provides a lunch club, social activities, cookery courses, day trips, a job club, healthy eating projects and much more. It relies entirely on grant funding and public generosity to maintain its work in one of the most deprived parts of South Gloucestershire.

Terry Sheen, chairman of Our Place Community Flat, said: “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to our charity by enabling us to continue to support the most vulnerable in Staple Hill. Please vote for the Our Place Community Flat to benefit from the Community Fund award.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants up to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

The other shortlisted causeds are Staple Hill-based Milestones Trust, which helps people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia; Jessie May Trust, which would use the funds to organise activities for teenagers with life-limiting conditions; and Keynsham Explorer Scouts.

People can vote for their preferred community group online, by text message4 or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds Bank until October 10. The cause that receives the most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000 with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.

To find out more about the Community Fund and Our Place Community Flat and cast your vote, visit www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund.

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