I just wanted to thank you for the grant you have kindly awarded to my applicant. This has meant so much to him and his family.

Your grant has paid for his Year 6 residential camping trip, which he is really looking forward to. It has also given us the opportunity to purchase items he will need for his week away. 

The week away with his peers; camping in tents, participating in water sports, circus skills, team building, barbecues on the beach and a disco, will give him such wonderful and happy memories. 

Without your grant he would have not been able to go and, as a young carer, he truly deserves this wonderful experience. 

I cannot thank you enough for your kindness.

Primary School Sponsor - Mrs. R

Henbury and Brentry Community Development Project

Bristol Charities delivers Community Development Services to Older people across Bristol. Our work involves bringing people together, fostering lasting friendships and consequently reducing social isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of older people. 

It is shaped by local people's desire to improve services and activities for older people living in the area. Our approach has been to contact and bring together groups of older people to identify concerns, what they want to change or see happen, what they are doing already and the skills they can contribute. 

This includes the establishment of an Advisory Group of Older People who make decisions on local developments. As a result of Advisory Group involvement, a wide range of activities have been set up with the local community and other partners in the Henbury and Brentry area.

To read our What's On Guide, please click on the link below: 

Henbury and Brentry What's on Guide 2019

Please click below to see our blog from the volunteers Christmas Party 2018

Henbury Christmas Party 2018


Get Involved

We would like to encourage Older People from diverse backgrounds (including BME) to get involved in the Advisory Group to help shape the activities and services in Henbury and Brentry to remain representative for all. 

Bristol Charities also looks to work in partnership with a variety of organisations locally and city wide to increase the breadth of activities and groups. Get in touch if you would like to explore the opportunities. 


Jess Garbett - Community Development Worker (Henbury and Brentry)

Telephone: 07584 279 487 or 

Email: communitydevelopment@bristolcharities.org.uk