Supporting the lives of older people in Bristol and the surrounding area has been part of the vision for St Monica Trust since it began 100 years ago.
Our Charitable Giving team helps tackle a variety of issues by distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds to individuals, organisations, and communities across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North-East Somerset to improve the lives of older people in the region, through joint projects and funding for organisations or individuals.
We provide gifts and grants that go directly to those who will benefit the most and we are committed to helping more people by increasing our giving over the next few years.
Our aim is to help older people live independently in their own community for as long as possible. We do this by helping with items that they need, or by supporting them through a financial crisis with the help of our Individual Giving Fund.
We help in two ways: by providing gifts and/or offering short-term grants of monthly financial support to help people through a crisis. Whichever way we help, it will not affect benefits, tax credits, or tax.
We work with organisations across Bristol, Bath and North-East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset to improve facilities and opportunities for older people by funding projects within their communities.
We aim to develop relationships with organisations at a local level, particularly around our villages, to find opportunities to collaborate to maximise our impact.
We deliver different types of grant programmes but our core funding principle is the focus on improving the quality of life of older people in the region.
Find out more about the Charitable Giving team and what we've been up toDownload our latest newsletter
Bristol Older People's Funding Alliance
The Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance is chaired by the Dean of Bristol, Mandy Ford and is made up of St Monica Trust, Bristol Ageing Better, the Quartet Community Foundation, The Anchor Society, John James Bristol Foundation, The Dolphin Society and the Society of Merchant Venturers.
The Anchor Society
Working in partnership with The Anchor Society, we jointly fund the Boiler Replacement Project, providing grants for boiler replacements and repairs in the
Quartet Community Foundation
Together with Quartet Community Foundation, we offer the North Somerset Older People’s Community Grant. This grant programme is open for applications all year and is open to all groups in North Somerset that offer activities and projects supporting older people.