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Bristol Impact Fund 2

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for the Bristol Impact Fund 2 over 4 years.



  1. Approved the Bristol Impact Fund 2: Growing the Power of Communities - a total grants fund of £6.4m over four years from 1st October 2021 to the 30th September 2025.
  2. Approved the allocation of up to £600k p.a. (£2.4m over four years) to:
    1. extend existing medium and large BIF funding agreements by three months from 1st July –30th September 2021
    2. extend the Voice & Influence contract by four-and-a-half months from 17th May – 30th September to give more time to the BIF 2 application process.
    3. support the delivery of a VCSE recovery strategy to be agreed by March 2021 working with the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy Group and enabling a new Communities Resilience Fund commencing 2021/22.
  3. Authorised the Executive Director for People in consultation with Cabinet Member for Communities (Public Health, Public Transport, Libraries, Parks), Events and Equalities Communities, to invite community and voluntary organisations to apply to Bristol Impact Fund and to award grants necessary for the implementation of Bristol Impact Fund Growing the Power of Communities.
  4. Authorised the Executive Director for People to invoke any subsequent extensions or vary /variations specifically defined in the funding agreements being awarded, up to the maximum budget envelope outlined in this report.
  5. Noted the Communities Resilience Fund is subject to budget approval in February 2021 and a further cabinet report.


Report author: Penny Germon

Publication date: 25/02/2021

Date of decision: 25/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 09/03/2021

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