Meeting and Event Support

BCR Community Partnership aims to support local community groups to contribute positively to the quality of life in our area.

One of the ways we can do this is to collaborate to hold joint public meetings and events with other groups. This is enabled by the Community Meeting funding we receive from Bristol City Council via our local Councillors. Another way we can help is to loan equipment, such as a PA system, that might be needed for a public meeting or event.

In order for us to be able to support meetings in this way, and to satisfy the conditions of the funding, the following preconditions apply.

  • The meeting should be publicly advertised and open to anyone to attend.
  • It should be held in a venue that is local to our area and accessible to everyone.
  • It should be conducted in a way that complies with the Public Sector Equalities Duty, April 2011 (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-sector-equality-duty) to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.
  • All co-hosting groups should have agreed to the aims of the BCR Community Partnership by joining us as a Partner Group (see https://bcrcp.org.uk/join).

We may be able to provide funding towards venue hire and for other expenses directly connected with holding such a public meeting or event. Funding will depend on the expected numbers attending, but will normally be limited to a maximum of £100 for any one occasion.

We are keen to support meetings that allow consultation or raising awareness on issues that are important to local people, or support events that attract wide participation from all sections of our community.

Funding may be granted towards equipment necessary for holding meetings and events, but only if it can remain in the ownership of the Community Partnership and be suitable for loaning to groups for further public events.

Find out more

If your group is interested in exploring what support we can provide for your meeting or event, please contact us.

See also details of the equipment available for loan to support public meetings.

For BCR CP supported meetings and events the following logo should be used in publicity:

Logo for use with BCR CP supported events