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

Hotwells and Redcliffe Community Development Project

Bristol Charities has set up a Community Development Project for Older People. The project is funded as part of a legacy from Lady Haberfield Almshouse Charity who have worked in the Hotwells and Redcliffe area over the past 40 years and are part of the Linkage network.

The aim of the project is to work with people 50+ in the Hotwells/Redcliffe area to facilitate inspiring social activities that enrich lives and reduce isolation/ loneliness through active participation. Bristol Charities has a long-standing history of supporting older people in Bristol through Community Based Projects and is also looking to work in partnership with other organisations in the area to offer a diverse range of activities and groups. 

For More Information Contact: Suzanne Ponsford 

Tel: 07584 278937



Upcoming Events





Festival event in Redcliffe

The Redcliffe Community Project ran a successful festival in the Autumn last year. Young and old joined together in activities throughout the day from singing along to a Ukulele band, line dancing and ballroom dancing to a puppet theatre and drumming sessions.

Some attendees also had a manicure and head massage whilst tucking in to home made bread pudding and other edible treats.

The event was free but there were collecting boxes for anyone who wanted to make a contribution. A total of £122 was raised for The Grand Appeal which was gratefully received for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Community Garden Project

Bristol Charities and Trinity Care Services have been successful in winning a grant through Linkage from Natural World Funding to create a community garden in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church in Hotwells.

A big thank you to Riverside Garden Centre in Bedminster who have donated gardening tools, compost and plant food to support the project as well.

On the 8th August a team of volunteers from Lloyds Banking Group ignored the rain, fortified themselves with tea & cake and made 3 raised planters from materials bought from the Bristol Wood Recycling Project.

This project is ideal for the group to be part of as they are based on the Harbourside, right on the doorstep of Holy Trinity Church and is part of Lloyds “a day to make a difference” scheme.



Activities in the area


Regular Activities for Over 50's at Faithspace, Prewett Street, Redcliffe

Coffee, Tea and chat

Time - Tuesdays 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cost: Free

Sew, Needles and Natter

Time - Tuesday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Redcliffe Lunch Club

Time - Wednesday 12.00pm to 2.00pm

Cost: £4

Linkage Art Club

Time - Friday 2.15pm - 4.25pm

Cost: £5

Contact details Tel 0117 9258331 or email


Drop In Craft Hub

Time - Tuesday 11.00am - 1.00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Jacobs Wells Baths