Building belonging

We work together with the people of Gloucestershire to bring the county closer together, exploding myths about disability and mental health. By sparking new community connections, sharing ideas and providing grants, we enable people to shape where they live and discover new opportunities.

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Welcome

Welcome to our new look website for Barnwood Trust.
We have chosen bold new colours to reflect our energy and vitality. We've also used circles in our designs to show the ripple effect of the Trust’s connections and influence across the county. We hope you like it.

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Stories

To celebrate the positive experiences of people from across the county

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Grants for organisations awarded
“The vision was to create a vibrant, welcoming community garden....“

In 2016, Saintbridge Allotment Association with partners, Glo-active and the Aston Project came to Barnwood to share plans for growing food and community…

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“ Together, the resident and Charles decided to hold a party in the church for congregation and residents alike.“

For the residents of Melbourne Roads East and West in Tredworth, Gloucester, the two streets could be miles apart.

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Small sparks grant awarded
“If he could do anything with his spare time, how would he spend it?“

During a visit by a community builder, residents talked about how that they would love to learn basic woodworking skills…

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“I have just been invited to join Boccia England’s National Talent Squad“

‘Receiving the grant from Barnwood Trust has enabled me to purchase world standard, specialist Boccia equipment – this has given me the ability to work towards my aim of becoming a recognised name in the world of Boccia and I have just been invited to join Boccia England’s National Talent Squad.’

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“Community reporting is great fun. It helps me meet others...“

I’ve always loved writing. I’ve written poetry since being quite young. I even had some published by the United Press and my work was read out on Stroud FM. So as soon as I saw a poster in Dursley library about community reporting I was interested. I really liked the idea of sharing stories about what’s happening in the local area.

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“It’s something that from diagnosis to now, I wouldn’t have thought I could have done “

It’s something that from diagnosis to now, I wouldn’t have thought I could have done

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“What started as a conversation about a washing machine...“

Eric is a single parent and full-time carer to his teenage son who has autism.

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Small sparks grant awarded
“It's not just a piece of clothing - it actually unites people as a team...“

As long as everyone enjoys it, we keep going.

Read the football group's story