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 Children’s Hospice South West as our 2023 charity of the year.
Children’s Hospice South West provide crucial respite and hospice care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.
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.
This year, funding of up to £500 per postcode is available for an individual or local organisation that aims to better the community around them. Examples include local community groups/centres, sports teams, drama and the arts, and events. Previous successful organisations have included Friends of Greville Smyth Park (BS3), UK Muslim Scout Fellowship Camp (BS7) and Phase Thornbury (BS35)
The successful applicants for our 2023 funding are:
Suicide Prevention Bristol is part of a national organisation which supports anyone who is struggling with mental health and/or thoughts of suicide. The funding will be put towards the National Suicide Prevention Helpline and vital equipment needed by the patrol team who patrol areas of Bristol and Bath every weekend to prevent suicide.
Misfits is a theatre and social group based in Bristol which is led by and for people with learning disabilities. Our donation will enable the Misfits Theatre Group to continue to provide their programmes and the opportunity to develop skills, improve independence, and maintain a fulfilled and healthy life.
BS3 Jammin’ is hosting a community harvest in September and October. Our funding will go towards their community harvest in Southville where a range of activities are in place.
The Lockleaze Singers are a singing group for residents of Lockleaze and the surrounding areas. The group make singing for health and well-being accessible to the community in a supportive environment.
Kingswood Kitchen’s aim is to ensure everyone in the community can access good food. The fund supports over 150 people each week who are struggling with food poverty, mental ill health and/or social isolation.
Age UK South Gloucestershire is an independent charity made up of over 150 volunteers and 25 staff working within the local community. Our funding will go towards Age UK Day Centres, which provide a safe space and company activities for the over 60s.
How to apply for community funding
Applications for the Community Fund are now closed.