There are lots of different ways that you can support us. We're a Charity and we couldn’t continue our work without your help


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

Once we have your information we will contact you to tell you about our current volunteering opportunities and try and match them to your skills and interests.


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.

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.


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, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ
  • Registered Charity Number 1109141

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.

How your donation will be used

If you are considering making a substantial gift to the Charity then there are a number of options available to you;

  1. You can specify that the gift must be invested and the income generated by the investment used to fund specific activities such as grant making
  2. You can specify that the gift must be restricted to use in a particular area of the Charity’s ongoing operations
  3. You may give a gift that has no restrictions placed on it which will then be used at the discretion of the Trustees to generally further the Charity’s charitable objectives

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a scheme that allows us to increase the value of donations by 25%.

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 £125.

If you are a higher rate taxpayer; following a donation of £100, we reclaim the basic tax (£25) and you reclaim the extra tax on your next self assessment form.

“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

The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ