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Grant giving

Supporting the lives of older people in Bristol and the surrounding area has been part of the vision for St Monica Trust since it began 100 years ago.

Our Charitable Giving team helps tackle a variety of issues by distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds to individuals, organisations, and communities across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North-East Somerset to improve the lives of older people in the region, through joint projects and funding for organisations or individuals.

We provide gifts and grants that go directly to those who will benefit the most and we are committed to helping more people by increasing our giving over the next few years.

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Funding for Individuals

Our aim is to help older people live independently in their own community for as long as possible. We do this by helping individuals with financial support through our Individual Giving Fund. Financial support is given by way of a monthly grant for between three and six months. This can help in several ways including, support through a financial crisis, purchase essential items, or to help settle into a new home. The short term grants will not affect any state benefits, tax credits, or tax.

Find out more and apply.

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Organisational Giving

We work with organisations across Bristol, Bath and North-East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset to improve facilities and opportunities for older people by funding projects within their communities.

We aim to develop relationships with organisations at a local level, particularly around our villages, to find opportunities to collaborate to maximise our impact.

We deliver different types of grant programmes but our core funding principle is the focus on improving the quality of life of older people in the region.

The next step on our journey is a comprehensive review of our grant-giving and as such we will be unable to accept applications from organisations to our Organisational Giving Fund from January 2024 until the summer. We will keep you updated with our plans as they develop.

Find out more.

Find out more about the Charitable Giving team and what we've been up to

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