COVID-19 UPDATE

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.

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

Grant Giving Overview

PLEASE NOTE: Due to covid-19 delays, furniture items can have a lead time of up to 4 weeks.

With regards to white goods - we are unable to guarantee you will receive the same model you may have picked from the white goods catalogue but you will receive an item with the same specification or an upgrade for the same price. If you wish to receive the model picked from the catalogue, there may be a lead time of 8 -14 weeks.

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

Bristol Charities has four main areas of charitable funding:

  1. Relief in Need
  2. Relief in Sickness and Disability 
  3. The Ella Mary Merchant Fund for the Relief of Carers
  4. Educational Funds for the Advancement of Education

People Helped:

  1. People in need, hardship or distress
  2. People who suffer from ill health, are convalescent or have a disability 
  3. Carers who have limited means 
  4. Young people under 25 who may need help funding after school activities, school trips or certain educational material

Type of Help:

Funding is available for:

  • White goods (washing machines, fridges/freezers, electric cookers)
  • Small electrical equipment (vacuums and microwaves)
  • Flooring
  • Basic furniture
  • Cots, beds and mattresses 
  • Starter packs (kitchen crockery) 
  • Respite breaks for carers
  • Nursing/care services to provide break for carers
  • Support to carers after the death of the person being cared for

Grant Amount Caps:

  • Grant funding available for white & electrical goods is up to a maximum of £360
  • Grant funding available for flooring is up to a maximum of £400
  • Grant funding available for items of furniture is up to a maximum of £350
  • Grant funding for respite for carers is avilable for up to a sum of £750

Restrictions:

Applicants must:

  • Live within a 10 mile radius of the centre of Bristol
  • Cannot have previously received funding from us within the past 3 years
  • Receive only one voucher per household

We cannot help with the following: 

  • Clothing
  • Tumble dryers or dishwashers
  • Gas cookers
  • T.V's, P.C's, or audio equipment
  • Baby equipment 
  • Fees for those in care 
  • Rent arrears, DRO's or any kind of debt
  • Moving fees
  • Cleaning/deep cleaning fees