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Community Kickstart

Trinity gives over 4,000 hours of free and subsided hall space to community groups in a typical year, so that people can run activities their own activities and events because we believe activities are most successful when led by those by who use the services.

“Being able to use Trinity free of charge has enabled us to keep running the art and craft drop-ins even with a very limited budget, reaching a greater number of disabled people.” WECIL

Our Community Kickstart Project gives local residents free space, support and seed-funding to get new neighbourhood activities off the ground.

We're keen to Kickstart new regular groups and classses such as Gentle Dance which was set up in 2010 with support from LinkAge Bristol. With Trinity’s support, the group has become self-managing and sustainable, with 30+ regular participants each week, helping to improve health and well-being for over 55s through regular dance activity.

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Hype Dance Company perform on the Trinity Presents stage at Harbourfest. They are supported by Trinity through the Community Kickstart Scheme. Photo Alastiar Brooks / KoLAB Studios

Our community programme of activities are targeted toward those who face disadvantage by reason of their youth, age infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances, with the object of improving their conditions of life.

We support:

Local residents - providing services for inner-city communities, Easton, Ashley, Lawrence Hill and Old Market; among the top 10% most economically deprived and most ethically diverse areas in the South West Under-represented communities - including BME, older people, disability groups and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Young people - young people from challenging circumstances / referred by partner agencies

Ex-offenders - since 2004, we’ve provided 13 long-term work placements to life-prisoners due for release - click here to read more

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A centre for the people - The Trinity Centre is a space where people can come together to learn, to create, congregate, share ideas and celebrate.

From the building's initial roots as a church to a safe space for young people to relax and socialise in the wake of the St Paul's riots to today, Trinity has always been a place that reflects and responds to Bristol's inner-city communities.

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