Home-Start Bristol | Steve Allman

We’re thrilled to hear that our friends at Home-Start Bristol have received some good news this week. The charity is set to receive a grant of £373,000 from Big Lottery Fund to deliver a new five-year project, Confronting Disadvantage in Bristol, which will start next April.

The grant will enable Home-Start Bristol to help more families with young children across Bristol by reducing their level of isolation and supporting them with their mental health needs. Home-Start Bristol has commissioned me a number of times, primarily to support them with evaluating impact and I’ve always been impressed by the charity’s willingness to try new things. For example, Home-Start Bristol developed it’s own database to more effectively record impact on local families and the charity’s trustees take a proactive role in evaluating impact through the Evaluation Steering Group.

Most recently, Home-Start Bristol commissioned me to appraise their self-evaluation report, prior to submitting the Stage Two bid to the Big Lottery Fund and I was very impressed by their achievements.

Congratulations Bev and the team, I’m sure you’ll make a real difference to Bristol families with this new grant!

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