TAP for Bristol scheme raises more than £40,000 for local homeless charities

TAP for Bristol scheme raises more than £40,000 for local homeless charities

Posted on: 03 Jun 2021

The contactless donation points were set up across central Bristol in 2019.


The TAP for Bristol contactless donation scheme has surpassed £40,000 raised for local homeless charities from over 13,000 individual donations, the project's organisers have revealed.


Located at busy areas across central Bristol, including in Broadmead, on College Green and Wapping Wharf, TAP for Bristol points allow the public to make one-off £3 contributions to Bristol-based organisations dedicated to tackling homelessness.


Upon reaching its latest milestone, the project has been expanded once again with three new donation points, located at Bianchis on Picton Street, Pasta Loco on Cotham Hill and Bristol Property Centre on Chandos Road.



Launched in September 2019, TAP for Bristol was set up by the Bristol City Centre BID and Caring in Bristol in the hope that the city could become one of the world's first to effectively solve its homelessness problem by putting facilities and services in place to help people off the streets.


The scheme offers members of the public a simple and straightforward option to give money to local charities, safe in the knowledge that every penny will be used to tackle homelessness through a combination of prevention work and emergency support.


Funds are divided equally between Caring in Bristol and local frontline services such as Second Step and St Mungo's, with the Quartet Community Foundation managing the grant programme and donations.


To date, £20,000 of donations have been allocated to Caring in Bristol and CHAS Bristol's prevention work, supporting their new Bristol Homelessness Prevention Partnership scheme which aims to help those who have struggled with rent and bill payments as a result of the pandemic.



Speaking on the scheme's £40,000 milestone, Vicky Lee, project lead for TAP for Bristol at Bristol City Centre BID, said:


“We wanted TAP for Bristol to be an initiative that the city felt ownership over, and it really feels like we have achieved this and that we have the support of so many Bristol residents, workers and city users. 


“To be able to feedback on the project's progress is such a critical part of the work we are doing. Knowing that together we have been able to support so many people on a very personal and individual basis really demonstrates the positive impact of TAP for Bristol.”


To find out more about TAP for Bristol, to support the project or to follow news and updates, head to the TAP for Bristol website, donate to their JustGiving page or find the Bristol City Centre BID team on Twitter.

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