Our Charity and Community Support

Over the years, we’ve supported a range of local and national charities and community groups, raising money through fundraising and providing pro-bono legal services.

We’ve baked cakes, jumped out of aeroplanes and even walked across hot coals for our charities. Our staff, led by our volunteer charity committee, raise thousands of pounds every year and we’re proud of our fundraising achievements.

Our charity of the year

We are proud to support St Peter’s Hospice as our 2024 charity of the year.

St Peter’s Hospice provides care and support to adults living with a progressive life-limiting illness in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

The Barcan+Kirby Community Fund

As part of our ongoing partnerships with the local communities around our offices, we are pleased to announce the Barcan+Kirby Community Fund. The fund aims to provide local organisations with funding for community projects based in the postcodes around our offices: BS1, BS3, BS7, BS15 and BS35.

Funding of up to £1,000 per postcode is available for an individual or local not-for-profit organisation that aims to better the community around them. Examples include local community groups/centres, drama and the arts, and events. Previous successful organisations have included BS3 Jammin’ (BS3), Lockleaze Singers (BS7) and Kingswood Kitchen (BS15).

The successful applicants for our 2024 funding are:

A Band of Brothers (BS1)

A Band of Brothers provide a unique rites-of-passage mentoring programme to young men aged 18-25 who are involved with the Criminal Justice System or are at risk of being so. It is a social action solution, aimed at empowering local areas to tackle their own issues.

Library of Things (BS3)

The Library of Things opened its second community hub on East Street, Bedminster in May 2024. Their aim is to make it easier for everyone in Bristol to borrow or repair the things they need to live their lives; things such as tools for projects around the home and garden, kits for adventures and parties and more.

Mothers for Mothers (BS3)

Mothers for Mothers is the only organisation across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire that offers perinatal mental health support. The peer-support organisation provides high-quality services to mothers with mental health challenges and their families, from pregnancy until the youngest child reaches school age.

Bishop Road Primary School PFTA (BS7)

Bishop Road Primary School PFTA raises funds each year to wholly or partially fund various activities or improvements for the school. It is run solely by parent volunteers who donate their time and energy to make these events as enjoyable and successful as possible.

Family Food Action (BS7)

Family Food Action is a charity that aims to promote community engagement, awareness and relief of food poverty in Bristol, through local networking and the collection of food and other vital supplies for distribution to community partners working with families and children in poverty and need.

Mikey’s World (BS15)

Mikey’s World was set up when Mikey, who was just 16 years old was killed in a knife attack. The charity has been created by Mikey’s mum, Hayley, to give back to the local community in his memory, with a focus on young people, encouraging youngsters to get off the streets and into boxing or music studios whilst also raising awareness of methods and bleed kits to help save lives from knife injuries.

Made a Mark (BS35)

Made a Mark is a small, local child bereavement charity that supplies memory boxes and supporting materials such as books, handprints and hair lock kits to a range of organisations including hospitals and hospices to help professionals better support children experiencing the death of a parent, caregiver or sibling.

How to apply for community funding

Applications for 2024 funding are now closed and will open again in 2025. Keep an eye on this page and social media for details.


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