What is SCA Plus?
SCA Plus has been set up as an independent trust working for the benefit of University of Bristol SU Volunteering. It aims to facilitate Bristol SU Volunteering to run both new projects and to support novel extensions to current projects by offering financial support and advice.
We are now accepting grant applications (see our Grants page).
SCA Plus has been set up to meet the huge demand from beneficiaries and a keen interest from SCA and Bristol SU volunteers for new grassroot initiatives, out of term activities and novel extensions of current projects.
It also offers Student Community Action and Bristol SU Volunteering alumni the exciting opportunity to keep in touch with the progress of Bristol SU Volunteering projects that they were involved with when at Bristol University.
Together we can help SCA Plus to make a real difference to Bristol SU Volunteering projects, its volunteers and the wider Bristol community.
Please see our downloads page for more on SCA Plus.
Who are the SCA Plus trustees?
Chris Kelly was a History student at Bristol between 1997 - 2000, and was involved in the later part of his time at Bristol with SCA Pitstop project, setting up the Pitstop Trust to raise funds for and facilitate Pitstop week-ends away. The Pitstop Trust was eventually absorbed into SCA Plus. While at Bristol Chris was extensively involved with RAG, and upon leaving helped set up Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad (BVDA). Chris (BA, MA, CA) is a director with KPMG East Africa's international development advisory services, leading on organisational development across Africa. As a trustee of SCA Plus Chris leads on Charity Governance and Finance.
Shaun Firth studied Civil Engineering with a year abroad at Bristol between 1999 and 2003. During his final year, Shaun was part of the team that set up the Jolidays project to benefit Young Carers in the Greater Bristol area. Also during his time at Bristol, Shaun was involved with RAG taking the committee position of Treasurer for one year. Shaun (MEng (Hons), CEng, MICE, PE) currently works as a Civil Engineer in California. As a trustee of SCA Plus, Shaun is responsible for developing and maintaining a relationship with the supporters.
Jon Reay studied Computer Science with Mathematics at Bristol between 1997 - 2000, and was RAG Sabbatical in 2000 - 2001. Although never directly involved in any specific SCA projects, Jon led a number of fundraising initiatives for SCA in his year as RAG Chair, and recognised the need for additional funding sources for new and existing SCA projects. Jon currently works in Bristol for a digital agency.