Our Story

BBRC is fortunate to be supported by a number of organisations that share our pioneering vision and approach. We were founded with support from Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol, UWE, Business West, John Pontin of the Bristol Bond project, The Society of Merchant Venturers, Voscur, Bath Spa University and many third sector groups. This diverse group of local stakeholders have come together to assist local projects to get off the ground by helping them find sources of finance where they would otherwise struggle.

To do this, BBRC identifies and facilitates sources of finance within our region, while also helping local citizens to raise finance, enriching the stake they hold in their own community. With local investors supporting local projects, and in many cases also becoming the customers of those projects, the benefits are both long-term and far reaching.

We invite you to get involved with BBRC and the projects we work with. Read more about one of our larger community projects.