The Bristol 500

The Bristol 500 is not a race, but a new way of giving locally.

Members pay a small regular amount, which collectively turns into a larger monthly amount.  Members are then able to nominate a cause close to their hearts in the BS postcode.  Those nominations are shortlisted and members vote on who gets the money each month.

It could be a group providing meals for vulnerable people, equipment for a local walking group, or to support a family or individual starting again after suffering domestic abuse. If you know someone in need and it’s not for religious or political reasons, it will be considered.

Inspired by Joe Sims’s 500 Reasons, we want to find ways to connect and appreciate each other in our local communities. We also understand that times are hard right now – and every now and then we all need a little help.

‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’ Margaret Mead

So far this year we have given £5000 to the following individuals and good causes (£500 each):

If you would like to join our community or need more information please do not hesitate to get in touch via or check out our Facebook Page.