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.

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

Barry T. Jones Fund - Charitable, Independent Schools

Under the terms of Barry Theo Jones' Will, a fund has been established to provide grants to Charitable Independent Schools, engaged in Secondary education, within the City and County of Bristol.

The late Mr Barry T Jones (1922-1991) was headmaster of the former Avonhurst School, Clifton Down, Bristol. Bristol Charities invites applications from schools, not individual pupils.

Criteria: 

The following terms of reference apply:

  • It is an annual competition for grants up to ¬£15,000.
  • Schools will be expected to demonstrate that they have identified match funding from school or other sources.
  • Schools may submit more than one application, up to a maximum of three.
  • Schools are encouraged to be imaginative and creative¬†in their applications.
  • Grants are not intended as school bursaries or to provide incremental additions to school premises or equipment.
  • Bristol Charities anticipates that the grants will bring "added value" and make an identifiable difference.
  • Schools may identify a group or child with exceptional talent or needs, for whom they wish to establish funding. This might include the improvement of facilities for children with sight or hearing impairment.