Bristol Charities continues to operate during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although our Head Office is shut and most of our Head Office staff are working from home, you can contact us by email or by phone on our Head Office phone number 0117 930 0301. We continue to run our Almshouses and Extra Care scheme, with staff on site. Our Grants Programme is running, please keep checking our website for details of when we are accepting applications for Grants. Although our Community Development for Older People Projects remain on hold for now, we hope to start activities again soon when it is safe to do so.

Bristol Charities is committed to working to provide support to people and communities throughout these complicated and taxing times.

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

Get Involved


If you are interested in volunteering for Bristol Charities' community projects, please complete the form below and return to or post it to: Bristol Charities, 17 St. Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UL.

Volunteering Application Form - Electronic           Volunteering Application Form - PDF 



Please consider fundraising for Bristol Charities when you organise or plan to take part in a fundraising event. Whether it's a challenging run or cycle ride, or a strawberry tea, any funds you raise will help us support older people and the people in need of Bristol.

Making a donation

If you do not wish to fundraise, there are other ways you can donate to Bristol Charities. Make a donation today and help us to increase the impact we make locally.

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Corporate Giving

Bristol Charities relies on the motivation, enthusiasm and determination of companies and their staff to raise vital funds to helps us make a difference to the lives of local people. Choose us as your company's Charity of the Year and help us to keep our services running and provide valuable support.

Setting up a fund

There are two main options available when setting up a fund;

Endowment Fund: You can set up a named endowment fund which will be invested, and the income from this investment will be used to make grants year after year. This is a capital fund set up with a minimum pledge of £20,000 which can be made as a one off gift or built up over several years.

Revenue Fund: You can set up a named revenue fund, which means the money you donate will be used immediately to make grants and will not be invested. You may choose one of our causes you want to support and your charitable giving is put to immediate use in the community. If you are able to donate £10,000 or more per annum, then a named revenue fund is the best option for you. 


Leaving a gift is a fantastic way to support the work of Bristol Charities. Even a small percentage share of what is left after providing for your loved ones or a small sum will help make a real difference to older people and people in need in Bristol. Remember as well as leaving a gift of money, you can also gift an item of value, such as shares, property, jewellery or other investments. 

The wonderful generosity of legacy supporters from past generations over hundreds of years has helped us achieve so much in Bristol. Our grants help individuals and families living in crisis or hardship, when there is noone else to help. Our work supports Older People to live independently and reduces isolation and loneliness.

If you decide you would like to include a gift to Bristol Charities, you need to know our registered charity number and address, which must be written into your will:

  • Bristol Charities, 17 St. Augustine's Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UL
  • Registered Charity Number 1109141


Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a scheme that allows us to increase the value of donations by 28%. 

If you are an individual taxpayer, all you need do is inform us to treat all your donations as Gift Aid donations. We can then claim back from the Inland Revenue the basic tax you have already paid on this money. With Gift Aid, a £100 donation becomes £128.21. 

If you are a higher rate taxpayer; following a donation of £100, we reclaim the basic tax (£28.21) and you reclaim the extra tax on your next self assessment form.