Maybe I am just very lucky or completely stupid, well I know I am stupid [...]
FundingCreated by Jane Jackson in Jane Jackson's Blog
I have been running The Bristol Grandparents Support Group since 2007 now and as it has grew it became clear that I couldn’t continually fund things like postage,hiring a hall, website and most importantly publicity in the form of information leaflets etc, so I started enquiring about how to apply for funding.
I had no idea how difficult it was gong to be, you have to have a constitution,trustees,bank account in the groups name, treasurer etc. Good grief!
That is all now in place and i have spent many an hour filling in endless forms and written of to a variety of groups and organisations asking for funding.
One organisation rang me and asked me to write about ‘value added’ for the group, what on earth is that!!!!! It is a support group that supports grandparents!
Anyway, today I have just had a letter to say one of my bids has been successful and a grant of £300 will be paid to the group to enable us to get some printed materials and signage, to hopefully reach more grandparents in Bristol and surrounding area.
I am very excited!