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.

BBC News Article: Council and charities team up to help disaster donations

BBC News Article:

"Generous" Bristolians who want to donate following major incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire and Manchester Arena bombing should be more confident in future that their cash will go to those in most need.

Bristol City Council has teamed up with two local charities - Quartet Community Foundation and Bristol Charities - to make sure there is a way for people to make donations and a quick response to get support to the people affected.

Mayor Marvin Rees said: "People are so generous when there's a tradegy but their donations don't always get to the right people and places quickly enough".

"We hope this plan will never be needed but it's good to know that we're ready to act in a speedy and transparent way if there ever was a major incident here".