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.

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

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.