About Bristol Charities

We are a registered UK charity and our mission is to provide opportunities and support for people and communities to improve lives through grants, housing and charitable projects.

Our organisation has transformed and enhanced the lives of those in need in Bristol for over six hundred years.

To view details on our Vassall Centre Project and share your views, please visit our Vassall Centre Website

our missions & values

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We set high standards & strive to improve the quality of everything we do.

Aspirational in Approach

Aspirational in Approach

Embrace innovation, anticipate change & respond with creative solutions.

One Team

One Team

Working together across different service areas towards shared goals.

Passion for our work

Passion for our work

We show pride, enthusiasm & dedication & committed to making a difference.

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for older people

We provide spacious, comfortable homes through our  Accommodation for Older People schemes, with on-site support in a safe and friendly setting.

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Community based services

We deliver a range of local projects and activities focussed on bringing people together, enriching lives and reducing isolation and loneliness.

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for individuals of all ages

Bristol Charities gives grants that provide a wide range of items directly to individuals and families; to organisations working to support carers and also to children, young people and schools.

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Need to speak to us? We would love to hear from you.

You can contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or call us on 0117 930 0301 for more information.

Grants awarded in 2020
of funds distributed in 2020

Helping Your Community

We rely on people like you to help raise funds and awareness to provide help and support to the people in your community that need it most.


New neighbourhood and disability centre planned at Vassall Centre, Fishponds

29 July 2022

Plans have been submitted to Bristol City Council to transform the Vassall Centre in Fishponds into a new accessible multigenerational neighbourhood and disability centre, by the site’s owners Bristol Charities. The redeveloped centre will provide facilities for the neighbouring community, improved accessible space and support for the array of disability charities currently based at the…


Bristol Charities hosting Summer Fayre at the Vassall Centre

01 June 2022

Bristol Charities will be holding a Summer Fayre at the Vassall Centre in Fishponds on the 2nd July, 11am – 2pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a fun day out, for all ages! Check out all the details below. We look forward to seeing you there!


Proposals revealed for multigenerational neighbourhood centre at Vassall Centre, Fishponds

16 May 2022

Community invited by charity owners to view plans and give their feedback Revised proposals have been revealed to turn the Vassall Centre in Fishponds into an accessible, inclusive, new neighbourhood centre for multigenerational living and working, with facilities for the wider community. The plans are designed to encourage people of different ages and social backgrounds…


Local community invited to have their say on revised plans for Vassall Centre, Fishponds

09 May 2022

Charity also reaches out to local community with summer fair and subsidised space hire   Local people in Fishponds are being asked to have their say on the revised plans for the redevelopment of the Vassall Centre later this month.   The next round of consultation will run from 16th May until 6th June with…


Bristol Charities appoints new CEO

22 March 2022

Current head of Bristol-based food charity steps into new role at one of city’s oldest charities One of Bristol’s oldest charities has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) after an extensive search of potential candidates. Julian Mines will join Bristol Charities at the beginning of May to head up the organisation which provides opportunities…


“I cannot thank you enough for helping me get a proper bed. I have been on a camp bed for 5 weeks. I have a spinal problem…that has got worse. Today I got an orthopedic three quarter bed, with a nice metal frame. It is so comfortable. Thank you so much. I medically needed a bed and I am looking forward to sleeping in comfort.
With gratitude.”

— Ms R. R - Grant recipient

Dear Sir, Madam and all who do the magnificent work at Bristol Charities,

You recently donated £120 to my mother, who has a damaged spine and neck; making sleeping very painful.

I got a memory foam from Bristol Bed Maker with other funds to make up the shortfall. It is wonderful!!! Thank you so much it really makes a difference!

— Mr G. B

Thanking you very much for the carpet you supplied to me. After many months of homelessness, I am now settled in my new flat.

Your generosity and kindness has helped me greatly and the contractors did a great job. Once again, Thank you.

— Mr R. M

Thank you to Bristol Charities and supplier for the Russel Hobbs oven which is brill! I had my first roast dinner this week.

Well done and I hope I can give back one day.

— Mr R. A