An initiative from Bristol City Centre BID in partnership with Caring in Bristol and Redcliffe & Temple BID.

WHAT IS TAP FOR BRISTOL?

TAP for Bristol is a way of giving money to help solve homelessness in Bristol, ensuring your donation goes directly to those who need it.

You’ll find TAP for Bristol donation points located in the windows of businesses and on contactless devices in offices, cafés and bars around the city centre, allowing you to make a simple and secure donation of £3 per tap, using your contactless credit or debit card.

Homelessness prevention

Caring in Bristol has received 50% of donations to help fund its Homelessness Prevention Programme, and 50% of all future donations will be provided for the new Z House.

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Emergency support

Over 744 individuals have been supported with funding via homelessness charities since the project began.

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Funding opportunities

We are seeking applications from local organisations and charities to apply for the next £10,000 of funds raised. Applications are assessed by Quartet Community Foundation.

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Why donate to TAP for Bristol

Helping to solve Bristol’s homelessness relies on our city’s ability to support long-term prevention programmes tackling systemic issues around homelessness.
Early intervention is critical to preventing homelessness, as is raising awareness about the complexities that surround homelessness.

TAP for Bristol supports new work in homelessness prevention whilst also helping those needing emergency care. Donations are divided equally between local front-line services and Caring in Bristol.

LATEST NEWS

Catch up on the latest TAP news.

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RSM RAISES OVER £19,000 FOR TAP FOR BRISTOL THROUGH ITS WORKPLACE CHARITY ACTIVITY

The Bristol branch of the national firm has raised the significant sum in just six months.

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WORLD HOMELESS DAY 2023: TAP FOR BRISTOL TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR NEW Z-HOUSE PROJECT FROM CARING IN BRISTOL

The innovative project will see Caring in Bristol further the successes of TAP for Bristol.

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FOUR YEARS IN, TAP FOR BRISTOL HAS RAISED £100,000 TO SUPPORT CITY’S VULNERABLE

UK’s first contactless donation system to fund homelessness prevention and emergency support has 25 TAP points across the city - with average donation figures hitting £25,000 per year.

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BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS PASSENGERS RAISE £4000 THROUGH TAP FOR BRISTOL FOR CITY CENTRE CHARITIES

Tackling homelessness in Bristol by using an electronic donation point installed at the station.

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TAP FOR BRISTOL REACHES THREE-YEAR MILESTONE IN SUPPORTING BRISTOL’S HOMELESS CHARITIES

TAP for Bristol, a partnership between Bristol City Centre BID, Redcliffe & Temple BID and Caring in Bristol, celebrates two significant milestones this October.

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£50,000 DONATED TO TAP FOR BRISTOL

Since the first contactless donation point opposite College Green back in September 2019, £50,000 has be raised.

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TAP FOR BRISTOL SUPPORTED RECORD AMOUNT OF HOMELESS AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS

TAP for Bristol donates £5,000 to Caring in Bristol’s Flagship Christmas project

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HOW TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING

Funding for emergency support is available through grants for local organisations.  We are looking for charities that can distribute funds as they see fit, with some key parameters.

The project has already awarded emergency grants to a number of local charities, supporting  individuals with their move from street homelessness or temporary accommodation to long term permanent homes, or providing financial assistance with basic necessities, travel costs and mobile phones to maintain connections with their support network.

If you are a local homelessness charity that can support individuals in crisis, please get in touch with the team to find out how to apply for a grant.

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THE CARING IN BRISTOL HANDBOOK

Caring in Bristol’s free resource provides information and advice for Bristol’s homeless.

Caring Handbook

This new edition for 2024 of the Caring Handbook provides practical information to those experiencing homelessness now, and enables community action groups and caring individuals with the knowledge to signpost and help throughout this crisis.

The Caring Handbook is a free resource created by Caring in Bristol for everyone in Bristol, but we need your help to support our community. Download here or below for free.

Download the 2024 Caring Handbook

HOUSING SUPPORT HANDBOOK

In collaboration with Bristol housing advice experts CHAS Bristol, Caring in Bristol‘s Housing Support Handbook provides local and accessible advice for anyone at risk of losing their home in Bristol.

This free resource is available for people seeking support and organisations supporting people in the community.

Download Housing Support Handbook 2024

The Caring Handbooks are free for everyone in Bristol, but we need your help to support our community and get them to those who in need.

A donation of £25 will provide 20 handbooks to a community group in your area.