Through its Community Fund, the SCP was proud to support the Bath Minervas community film screening of The Ladybird in support of VOICES in Bath. As a student leadership and volunteering group based at the University of Bath Students’ Union, Bath Minervas focuses on empowering women through collaboration and service. The group applied to the Community Fund in order to raise awareness and funding for the VOICES charity in Bath. VOICES was founded by women who have experienced domestic abuse and provides a safe and welcoming space in the community for people who have experienced domestic abuse to discuss their needs and find support to recover.
After a successful screening of the film, Marianne Fanous, chair of Bath Minervas, said, ‘We raised over £300!! It’s so good to come together to raise awareness of those affected by domestic abuse and the help that is out there. We would also like to thank the Student Community Partnership for their sponsorship in this event, the support from the Student Union at the University of Bath and the The Little Theatre Cinema for hosting the event.’
The SCP Community Fund of £1,000 per academic year can be applied to in amounts of up to £250 for a community event or initiative. The aim of the fund is to enable students in Bath to design and develop projects in the community that will enhance and promote positive relationships between the student population and the permanent residents of Bath. If you have a community project which needs funding and would like to apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.