Here are some of the projects that we have supported recently.
Fromeside Youth Centre's Skate Park
Young skaters are now able to catch some air whatever the weather at a new indoor skate park that’s opened in Winterbourne.
Scores of teenagers were queuing with their boards, bikes and scooters for the chance to try some tricks at the new Subside Indoor Skate Park at Fromeside Youth Centre when it opened.
The skate park project has been supported by Merlin and its residents. The housing society has provided a £10,000 grant to fund an apprentice for the next year, while residents from the Frome Valley Community Action Group donated £1,500 for new skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters.
Church View Play Area
We've supported residents from Church View flats in Filton to secure £50,000 from the Big Lottery Fund's Community Spaces programme to rebuild the children's play area. Together with £35,000 of funding from us, the project got underway in summer 2012 with sessions held with youngsters to find out what they wanted in their new play area.
The youths presented their plans to residents and even helped out with some of the building of the new play area. It was officially opened in the October 2012 half term. See a video made by the children from Church View below.