Posted: June 21, 2019
TAP for Bristol
Contactless donation points launch in Bristol in September to support local homelessness charities
Tap for Bristol is a brand-new contactless donation system to support people experiencing homelessness in Bristol.
‘TAP for Bristol’ is being delivered by the City Centre BID in partnership with Caring in Bristol and Quartet Community Foundation. The initiative is the first of its kind to fundraise for homelessness prevention services as well as directly supporting people who are homeless.
The ‘TAP for Bristol’ points, that allow people to tap with a contactless credit or debit card to donate £3, they will be in shop windows and on hand-held devices.
Bristol City Centre BID is appealing to businesses and organisations interested in hosting a ‘TAP for Bristol’ point to get in touch in order to ensure wide coverage across the city centre. An initial launch of The first ‘TAP for Bristol’ points will take place in mid-September.
Every time you ‘TAP for Bristol’ you will donate £3. One tap (£3) supports someone attending a job interview. Two taps funds a one to one session with a support worker for a young person facing homelessness and three taps can fund a prevention worker to navigate someone away from crisis or it could fund an emergency deposit for a room.
All money donated through ‘TAP for Bristol’ will be managed by Quartet Community Foundation. This will ensure that money donated will go both directly to those who need it, via the people and organisations supporting them, and to long-term prevention programmes and tackling systemic issues around homelessness.
Every single penny of your £3 donation will go to charity. Your donation will be divided equally between Caring in Bristol, supporting their homeless prevention service, and via small grants to local homelessness charities applying on behalf of named individuals to support.
This initiative from the City Centre BID will complement and support the work already being delivered by its Streetwise Support Office.