Dear Bristol Charities,

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

Grant Giving Overview

COVID-19 UPDATE:

During the current situation with COVID 19, Bristol Charities is currently unable to process any grant orders or arrange delivery of any goods due to suppliers closing in line with government imposed restrictions. This will be in place for the forseeable. Please keep checking our website for further updates.

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