TAP for Bristol FAQs

TAP for Bristol is a not-for-profit initiative from the Bristol City Centre BID in partnership with Caring in Bristol.

This fundraising initiative was based on the success of the 2018 Caring at Christmas partnership between the organisations.

The campaign raised £28,500 in just four weeks from an initial investment of £3,500 from the Bristol City Centre BID.  The social campaign reached more than 75,000 people over the same period.  The donations supported both a day and night shelter for those that would otherwise have been sleeping rough.  It provided hot meals, social interaction and support from service providers.

Over the following 2 years the donations increased to £70,000. 50% of the donations fund Caring in Bristol’s Homelessness Prevention Project and the remaining 50% allocated to a range of charities which provide emergency funding projects to help individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

 Who is Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID)? 

Mandated in 2017, Bristol City centre improvement District (BID) is a collaboration of over 760 levy payers, working together to make Bristol an even better place for everyone.

It exists solely to introduce significant improvements for the benefit of our levy payers. Its aim is to ensure Bristol city centre is increasingly known for its safe, attractive and welcoming look and feel by all those who work, study, live and spend time in the city.

The City Centre BID is funding the TAP for Bristol campaign so that every penny of the money donated by the general public can go towards helping those experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

This local charity develops and delivers vital support to homeless and vulnerable people. They find gaps in Bristol’s provision for those experiencing homelessness and work together with our community to create innovative projects to fill them. “From prevention to emergency support we are here for Bristol.”

Find out more about Caring In Bristol

Quartet Community Foundation is a charity that works across the West of England, bringing together people who want to help the local community with the projects that make a real difference. It will manage all the donations that come through TAP for Bristol, allocating half of the donations to Caring in Bristol and the other half through a grant application process, for charities which run projects aimed at providing emergency funding for those experiencing homelessness.

Find out more about the Quartet Community Foundation

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 smaller grants to local homelessness charities applying on behalf of named individuals.

The City Centre BID covers all transaction fees and operational costs.

Contactless donating is the future of fundraising and is the safest way to give. Machines are locked to the TAP for Bristol bank account, which Quartet Community Foundation is securely managing.

Each transaction is encrypted by third parties immediately, so we capture no personal data and your card details are kept safe.

We plan to continue adding contactless points across Bristol City Centre.  You can find all our locations on this map, or alternatively, you can donate online. For businesses which would like to make a larger donation and require financial details to do so, please contact us.

TAP for Bristol provides an alternative way to give money to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. All donations are being monitored and evaluated by Quartet Community Foundation, so we will be able to evidence the positive impact that the initiative is having.

TAP for Bristol is not another charity, it is a fundraising initiative that is uniting local homeless charities. It is providing an alternative method of fundraising to help these homeless charities support the people they work with through small grants and investment in services which tackle the root causes of homelessness.

Yes, you can! Please get in touch and we can talk you through the process to see if it’s a good fit for you and your business.

Yes. Please email us for refunds and receipts.