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.

Dear Sir, Madam and all who do the magnificient 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!


Bristol Charities
Mr G. B

Greater Brislington Community Development for Older People

In 2017 Bristol Charities was successful on winning Lottery Funding through the Bristol Ageing Better Programme, to deliver a Community Development for Older People project in Greater Brislington. 

"Whether it's Tai Chi, Ballroom Dancing, Men or Women's Group, or whatever, the project will work to help develop and deliver what local people want". 

This funding will be used to build on and enhance the existing work and activities for over 50's within the local communities. Any developments will be Community and Older People driven to ensure that the community gets what it needs and that activities enhance what is already taking place, rather than duplication/undermining. Community ownership of the project and its developments is essential to the success and the long-term sustainability of the project.













What’s on for Over 50’s in Greater Brislington

From Tai Chi and Zumba to the local History Society and Lunch Clubs, Brislington is full of all sort of groups and activities people can join.

That’s why we have produced a new ‘What’s On Guide’ for Brislington which gives information about the range of activities and groups over 50’s could attend in the area.

With the help of local businesses, the project has now developed a new sustainable "What's On Guide” for the whole of the community of Brislington in 2019. The new guide includes all activities for children, young people, parents, adults and older people. The aim is to develop this as a sustainable community resource which will exist long after the project comes to an end. Providing a valuable source of ongoing information for the community. Please contact us for more information.

Brislington Whats On Guide 2019


Greater Brislington Toilet Map

Following the success of a similar map in Bedminster, we have also produced a Toilet Map for Brislington. The map identifies a number of locations throughout the area where older people can access a toilet, and help to feel confident when out of their homes and exploring their local community. 

Brislington Toilet Map 

Join the Greater Brislington Over 50’s Forum

The project has set up a local Over 50’s Forum where local older people can come and get involved in the design and development of the project. As well as find out information about other local services and projects in Brislington.

Meetings usually held 2-3.30pm every 4th Thursday of the Month at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall. Contact us for more information.

Get in touch

Please get in touch if you would like to get involved, or have any ideas or suggestions, and help us to develop a project which will make a real difference to the lives of over 50's within Greater Brislington. 

Armon Williams, Community Development Worker 


Mobile: 07825548884

We will keep our website updated as the project progresses, including dates of meetings and details of new activities.