High Sheriff Grants

Current Grants Given 2017

Grant Application Name Project Description - Summary Amount Awarded
Forest of Dean Sea Cadets Purchasing a canoe trailer to allow a youth group to delivering canoeing activities on the River Wye. £1000
South Gloucestershire Council (Getting Court Project) To provide a programme of visits for schools to learn about the judiciary system. £2000
The Music Works A programme of music activities with young offenders, young people at risk of offending and with young people in care. £2000
Gloucestershire Young Carers A reunion event for young carers who have participated in a mental health education programme. £450
Strike a Light Delivering weekly after-school dance workshops for young people over 24 weeks at Gloucester Academy. £2500
Gloucestershire Deaf Association To involve deaf young people in the production of a series of social media short videos. £1400
The Rock The Rocks's 'Make Lunch' kitchen providing lunches to local young people during the school holidays. £300
Infobuzz Ltd The continuation of the Hidden Victims service that supports young people experiencing difficulties as a result of a family member being in prison or involved in the criminal justice system. £2500
Cinderford Area Neighbourhood Development Initiative (CANDI) Continuation of delivering dance sessions for young people in the Forest of Dean.


WAM Youth Charity A weekly teenage girls support group in Winchcombe. £2500
Stroud Beresford Delivering 6 workshops to young people promoting health relationships. £1800
Fair Shares Gloucestershire To provide reward activities for young volunteers helping others in the local community. £765
Gloucestershire Federation of WIs Education activities for women at Eastwood Prison. £1720
The Rock A mountain bike programme for young people excluded from school or at risk of exclusion. £2000
Four Towns Play Association Series of summer play sessions in South Gloucestershire. £2500
Maidenhill School Towards furniture and other costs of providing a 'quiet room' for vulnerable students. £1000
GL3 Community Hub To take a group of local young people to indoor climbing sessions. £500
Gloucestershire Young Carers Towards hosting a careers event for young carers. £500
The Wiggly Worm To deliver cooking sessions with young people in Hesters Way, Cheltenham.


Forest Fightin Fit Towards the running costs and equipment of a boxing club in the Forest of Dean.




Grants Given 2014/15


What they do

Grant Given

The Horse Course

Equine assisted behaviour programme to reduce social exclusion – referrals from Gloucester Probation Service.  Based in Cirencester


Play Gloucestershire

Develop playful communities with children in deprived urban districts.  Based in Gloucester


Frith Youth Centre

Developing guidance, education and teamwork for young people (14-25 year olds) in the Chalfold District


Cotswold Gymnastic Club

Cirencester based recreational gymnastic clubs for all ages and abilities.  The club has been established for 30 years and has more than 350 active members


Circomedia Academy of Circus and Physical Theatre

Founded over twenty years ago, Circomedia is an internationally respected centre of excellence for contemporary circus with physical theatre training in Bristol.


Gloucester District police team/Together in Matson

The Together in Matson Project offers a range of services and activities to the community with an emphasis on supporting young people.  Works mainly with 8 – 25 years olds who live in the vicinity of the Matson area of Gloucester


Hope’s Children and Young People Support Service

Supporting young people when a close family member is diagnosed with a life threatening illness.  Based in Ross on Wye


Increase the Peace

Increase The Peace is a young people’s initiative and was established in 2008 following a donation from Safer Gloucester to promote peace and divert young people away from anti-social behaviour, gun/knife crime and gang association. The aim was to increase community spirit and promote the positive side of urban music by getting young people to put their feelings on crime and anti-social behaviour down in music.


Newent Initiative Trust

The Newent Initiative Trust is an independent ‘ not for profit’ organisation formed to assist groups whose purpose it is to make Newent and the surrounding areas a better place to live, work and visit


Winchcombe Youth Partnership

To advance in life and relieve needs of young people in the Winchcombe and surrounding area through: (a) the provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life; (b) providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.


Active Connections

Active Connections offers innovative development and training services for the sport, recreation and community education industries, utilising different methods and tools to help individuals, communities and organisations make the next step towards their goals. 


Rodborough Youth Project

Rodborough Youth Project started in 2005 when a group of young people wanted a place to meet their friends. The club was set-up by them with parents and volunteers helping out. The club welcomes young people over 11 years old who live in Rodborough, or attended Rodborough or Gastrells Primary School. Members are welcome to bring guests too.



White City

Gloucester based charity supporting vulnerable children and accessing provision of safe play areas in deprived area of Gloucester



Gloucestershire Bike Project

Gloucester based not for profit organisation supporting local youngsters in giving them access to a skill and education in bike repair. Workshops in Barton Street Gloucester



Door Youth Project

Stroud based charity to help young people with an after school drop in centre in a vulnerable area in the town



Fizzypig Ltd

Wotton-under-Edge based organisation looking to assist youngsters to give them confidence and support in a town that is devoid of facilities



Cinderford Artspace

Community arts organisation in the Forest of Dean which supports performing arts activities for children



Magistrates Association

Enables schools that are unable to fund children transporting children to mock trials in the County




Therapy sessions for severely disabled children in Stroud area



Gloucester Police PCSO

Project covering 20 schools across Cheltenham encouraging young people and families to engage in community environment.  Run by police.



Wotton-under-Edge Youth Liaison

A special contribution in deprived areas of Wotton-under-Edge assisting 8-11 year olds towards youngsters in deprived area of Wotton-under-Edge in assisting 8-11 year olds in outdoor activities



Gloucestershire Young Carers

Support for young people with caring responsibilities


Jessie May Trust

Nursing support for terminally ill children


Gloucestershire Mentoring & Support

Mentoring support for young people


Gloucestershire Volunteer Police Cadets

Volunteer police cadet programme


Together in Matson

Providing children and young people with activities to develop skills and build community cohesion


Churn Neighbourhood Project

Reduce isolation and raising aspirations in disadvantaged circumstances



Family and mentoring support for drug users


Organic Blooms

Open a workplace for youngsters with learning difficulties and broaden opportunities in horticulture


Family Space in Hester's Way

Support family relationships in difficult social conditions


Sheilling School

Children with special educational and emotional needs