As of Saturday 20 November, eleven grassroots Bristol-based groups were shortlisted to receive a grant of up to £1,000 from Bristol Redistro. The final decisions about how much each shortlisted group is funded will be made on 4 December.
We had £10,000 in available funds and the shortlisted groups had requested a total of £10,750.
Congratulations to the following groups who have been shortlisted:
Our shortlisting panel included: Sonah, Bryony, John, Algis, and Cleo. They are all core members of groups that Bristol Redistro funded in our previous funding round. Those groups are: Black Mothers Matter, Radical Resilience Project, Hazelnut Community Garden, St Pauls Community Garden, and Reparations Bristol, respectively. Shortlisters stepped aside for discussion of any group in which they have an interest. Jay and Ryan from the Redistro collective facilitated the meeting.
There were 14 applications altogether, requesting a total of £13,750. Before the meeting, the shortlisters read each of the applications and gave each one a score out of ten. Then we worked out an average score out of ten for each application and ranked them. Once the shortlisters saw this, they decided fairly quickly about how to shortlist the applications. They decided to fund the 11 applications that had average scores of 8 or more out of ten. This amounted to £10,750 in total. So £750 higher than the amount Redistro had available to give in grants. The shortlisters decided that Redistro should first attempt to raise that shortfall of £750. And then if that was not possible, and there was still a shortfall, Redistro should ask the 11 shortlisted groups to decide among one another how to distribute the available £10,000 at the funding day on 4th December.
The shortlisters also came up with a new idea that could help the growing community of funded groups and shortlisted groups. They said we could try to set up a facebook group or something similar where groups who had applied to Redistro for funding could:
The thinking was that many groups can benefit by building links and sharing resources. The Redistro collective are thinking through some options for how to set this up and maintain it. A huge thank you to our shortlisters and congratulations to the newly shortlisted groups!