City Funds exists to make sure everyone in Bristol has the opportunity to thrive.
We aim to create positive and transformative change in Bristol by bringing business, community organisations, funders and the public sector together, to share resources and help address key priorities in Bristol.
Our mission is to bring new funding into Bristol to help solve the biggest problems facing our communities.
City Funds has a vision to see Bristol transformed. Primarily, this means we will invest in four priority areas:
No Child Goes Hungry
Addressing the roots causes of food poverty, we will support communities to access resources and opportunities to grow, purchase, prepare and cook fresh, healthy and affordable.
Creating opportunities and reducing barriers to enable all communities in Bristol to access employment, education and skill development. We will work to enable a talent pipeline of secure, fulfilling employment opportunities, while sustainably growing the Bristol economy.
We will work alongside communities to help them play a vibrant role in Bristol. From affordable community-led housing to up-skilling communities so they can take on new assets, we will work to empower community anchor organisation and increase their resilience.
We will support the transition for Bristol to become a carbon neutral, zero waste city, and help to restore the health of the natural environment. Supporting systemic improvements in the city’s green infrastructure will benefit every Bristol citizen.
Apply for investment
City Funds invests in organisations that are targeting the causes and effects of inequality in Bristol.
We can invest from £50,000 up to £1 million, depending on the type of the project and the experience of the leadership team. We work with you to design the best financial structure for your organisations long-term success.