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.
our missions & values
We set high standards & strive to improve the quality of everything we do.
Aspirational in Approach
Embrace innovation, anticipate change & respond with creative solutions.
Working together across different service areas towards shared goals.
Passion for our work
We show pride, enthusiasm & dedication & committed to making a difference.
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.
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.
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…READ FULL ARTICLE
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…READ FULL ARTICLE
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…READ FULL ARTICLE
Bristol Charities asks local people for ideas for community facilities in redeveloped Vassall Centre, Fishponds
Bristol Charities is working on plans to create a balanced new neighbourhood centre for multigenerational living and working at the Centre. This will include accessible, sustainable work and meeting spaces for current and potentially new tenants, alongside new, high quality affordable housing for older people and families, as well as facilities for the wider community.…READ FULL ARTICLE
Bristol Charities has launched a search for a new CEO following the highly successful tenure of its current leader, Anne Anketell. Anne has led the organisation for eight years with key achievements including the merger of two of Bristol’s oldest almshouse charities; the building and opening of a state-of-the-art extra care housing scheme, Haberfield House…READ FULL ARTICLE
“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.
— 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