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Funding Bristol’s Brighter Future

We want to see Bristol transformed into a city where everyone can thrive.

Our Vision

Our vision is that Bristol can be a thriving and healthy city, built on a fair social foundation within sustainable environmental boundaries.

Our Mission

City Funds is working to transform Bristol by funding solutions that target the causes and effects of inequality. A partnership between Quartet Community Foundation, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital and Bristol City Council, City Funds uses its £10 million investment fund and aligned grants to strengthen organisations solving some of the biggest problems facing Bristol.

Our Collaborative Approach

By partnering with communities, sectors, experts and other funders, City Funds is facilitating new solutions to inequality. Working together, we fund and invest in organisations that make a positive change in our city. Our funding priorities have been chosen in alignment with those agreed in the One City Plan.

Who we are

One of the first funds of its kind in the UK, City Funds brings together investment, grant and local authority support in a coordinated place-based approach to tackling inequality.

Quartet Community Foundation logo

The City Funds Grant programmes are managed by Quartet Community Foundation which has a proven-track record in successfully inspiring philanthropy in the West for the last 32 years. Applications are assessed by a panel of independent members from the four Funding Priority areas. The grant application process is designed to be transparent, inclusive and collaborative.

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The City Funds Investment programmes are managed by Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, an award-winning public benefit investment company which aims to spark change in Bristol using investment as a tool, whilst recycling profits by re-loaning and re-investing back in the community.

Bristol City Council logo

The local authority of Bristol, whose executive function is controlled by the mayor, invested the first £5 million into City Funds in 2019, which was matched by Big Society Capital for a total of £10 million.

Meet our Board

The City Funds Board is overseen by a Non-Executive Governing Board representing a cross-sector of Bristol's community, commercial, voluntary and public sector organisations. These positions are non-remunerated.

Sandra MeadowsChief Executive Officer - VOSCUR

Ronnie Brown Acting Chief Executive - Quartet Community Foundation

Andy StreetChair of City Funds

Ed RowberryChief Executive - Bristol and Bath Regional Capital

Kevin SlocombeHead of the Mayor's Office - Bristol City Council

Peter MorrisConsultant and former Managing Partner of Burges Salmon LLP

Ololade AdesanyaHead o Internal Audit - Sanlam UK