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Build Communities this December

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Caring in Bristol at Trinity, 2019 - image by Khali Ackford KoLAB Studios

As we near the end of 2020, we reflect on some of the challenges and successes of adapting to the pandemic in our Activities Report.

Many of the communities we regularly work with have had their work impacted by the pandemic. Here are just a few of the groups who we hope to be able to work with again in 2021, so you can find out more about their work and show them your support this festive season.

Aspiration Creation Elevation CIC

ACE empower disadvantaged young people through projects and programmes, such as our partnership project Making Tracks. ACE helps to develop young people's skills, raise aspirations and promote positivity through art. Click here to find out more about what they've been up to this year and follow them on social media.

Black South West Network

BSWN is a BME led infrastructure organisation working for race equality across the South West. We were honoured to host their screening of the film #ThereIsBlackInTheUnionJack and panel discussion prior lockdown. Click here to donate to their work to help bring about lasting structural and social change.

Bristol Refugee Festival CIC

The festival provides an annual programme of arts, cultural and educational events, bringing together incoming and host communities across the city, spanning several weeks every June. The 2020 festival launch hosted at Trinity was sadly cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis but they’ve still been working hard to deliver a digital programme of events. Find out more about how to get involved here.

Caring in Bristol

Though we are sad to not be hosting their annual Caring in Christmas drop-in this December, we continue to be inspired by the imaginative and creative work they do to empower the city to respond to homelessness 365 days of the year. Click here to find out more about what they do and to make a donation.

Eastside Community Trust

Provide people of all ages with places and ways to connect. They are passionate about the community and putting local people in control of building healthy and happy neighbourhoods. Though we didn’t get the chance to host their annual Thank You Awards this year, we have worked with them to distribute nature activity packs to local households. Visit their website for more info and to donate.

The Misfits Theatre Company CIO

Theatre and social group led by people with learning difficulties. Though they haven’t been able to host their monthly Rhythm of the Night Discos at Trinity during the pandemic, they’ve been working hard to provide tailored online resources and activities that are free, accessible and delivered by people they can trust. Being creative is what keeps the participants going. You can help by making a donation here.

St Paul’s Carnival

Like many festivals, St Paul’s Carnival wasn’t able to go ahead as planned. But, they worked hard to deliver the UK’s 1st online carnival with live streams hosted at Trinity and Lakota. You can support the community work they do all year round by purchasing a range of Carnival merch from their online Etsy shop. Items include a limited edition Black History Month print in celebration of Jen Reid and the momentous events in Bristol this year.

Share your support with the #BuildCommunities on social media.

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