TAP for Bristol

In September 2019, Bristol City Centre BID launched TAP for Bristol in partnership with local homeless support charity Caring in Bristol. Our aim is to make Bristol the city...

In September 2019, Bristol City Centre BID launched TAP for Bristol in partnership with local homeless support charity Caring in Bristol. Our aim is to make Bristol the city that solves homelessness.

This not-for-profit initiative offers a new way of giving money to tackle homelessness in Bristol and ensures donations go directly to those who need it most. TAP for Bristol donation points can be found in windows and on contactless devices in shops and cafés around the city centre, allowing people to make a simple and secure donation of £3 per tap using a contactless credit or debit card.

All donations through TAP for Bristol are being managed by Quartet Community Foundation. They’ll allocate 50 per cent of all donations to Caring in Bristol to fund new work in prevention and education of homelessness. The remaining 50 per cent will become small grants for those who need immediate help to leave homelessness behind. All donations will be monitored and evaluated, so we’ll be able to evidence the positive impact that they’re having.

Please be in touch if your business would like to host a donation point.

The more businesses and organisations that host a ‘TAP for Bristol’ point – whether it’s in windows or on contactless devices in shops and café counters – the bigger the difference we can make.

Ben Richardson, Director of Caring in Bristol
Updated: Wednesday 16 October, 2019

TAP for Bristol marks World Homeless Day (10 October)

Four new ‘TAP for Bristol’ contactless donation points, raising money for homelessness prevention services as well as directly supporting people who are currently homeless, have been announced this week to mark World Homeless Day (Wednesday 10 October, 2019).

Since its launch just three weeks ago (18 September, 2019), the new TAP for Bristol scheme has already raised £1000 in contactless donations with Waitrose on Queens Road the highest earning TAP Point, receiving £500 in donations so far.

View our press release for further information
TAP for Bristol marks World Homeless Day 08.10.19