In September 2019, Bristol City Centre BID launched TAP for Bristol.
As of March 2022, Bristol currently has 24 TAP for Bristol contactless donation points around the city centre, raising around £150 per day to support homeless people.
This is believed to be the fastest growing donation system of any city after dozens of business and organisations have come forward to request a TAP for Bristol point on their premises.
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% of all donations to Caring in Bristol to fund new work in prevention and education of homelessness.
Bristol charities who provide emergency support for individuals who are already homeless, or at risk of homelessness, are invited to apply for the remaining 50%, enabling small grants to be given to those in urgent need.
All donations are monitored and evaluated, so we are able to evidence the positive impact that they’re having.
Please get in touch if your business would like to host a donation point.