FAQs

What is TAP For Bristol?

TAP for Bristol is a not-for-profit initiative from the Bristol City Centre BID in partnership with Caring in Bristol.

This fundraising initiative was based on the success of the 2018 Caring at Christmas partnership between the organisations. The campaign raised £28,500 in just four weeks from an initial investment of £3,500 from the Bristol City Centre BID. The social campaign reached more than 75,000 people over the same period. The donations supported both a day and night shelter for those that would otherwise have been sleeping rough. It provided hot meals, social interaction and support from service providers.

Who is Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID)?

The City Centre BID exists solely to introduce significant improvements for the benefit of levy payers (those businesses within the BID area that have a rateable value of more than £25,000 per year). Its aim is to ensure Bristol sustains its reputation as a safe, attractive and welcoming city centre for all who spend time here, whether living, studying, visiting or working.

The City Centre BID is funding the TAP for Bristol campaign so that every penny of the money donated by the general public can go towards helping those experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Who is Caring in Bristol?

This local charity develops and delivers vital support to homeless and vulnerable people. They find gaps in Bristol’s provision for those experiencing homelessness and work together with our community to create innovative projects to fill them. From prevention to emergency support we are here for Bristol.

caringinbristol.co.uk

How is Quartet Community Foundation involved?

Quartet Community Foundation is a charity that works across the West of England, bringing together people who want to help the local community with the projects that make a real difference. It will manage all the donations that come through TAP for Bristol, allocating half of the donations to Caring in Bristol and the other half through a grant application process.

quartetcf.org.uk

Where does my donation go?

Every single penny of your £3 donation will go to charity. 

Your donation will be divided equally between Caring in Bristol, supporting their homeless prevention service, and via small grants to local homelessness charities applying on behalf of named individuals.

The City Centre BID covers all transaction fees and operational costs.

How do I know it’s safe?

Contactless donating is the future of fundraising and is the safest way to give. Machines are locked to the TAP for Bristol bank account, which Quartet Community Foundation is securely managing.

Each transaction is encrypted by third parties immediately, so we capture no personal data and your card details are kept safe.

Where can I donate?

We plan to continue adding contactless points across Bristol City Centre.  Please see our hosts page for a list of TAP locations.

Are you telling people not to give directly to people they see on the streets?

TAP for Bristol provides an alternative way to give money to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. All donations are being monitored and evaluated by Quartet Community Foundation, so we will be able to evidence the positive impact that the initiative is having.

Why not just donate to existing charities?

TAP for Bristol is not another charity, it is a fundraising initiative that is uniting local homeless charities. It is providing an alternative method of fundraising to help these homeless charities support the people they work with through small grants and investment in services which tackle the root causes of homelessness.

Can I host a unit?

Yes, you can! Please get in touch (info@bristolcitycentrebid.co.uk) and we can talk you through the process to see if it’s a good fit for you and your business.

Can I get a refund?

Yes. Please email info@bristolcitycentrebid.co.uk for refunds and receipts.

TAP for Bristol is an initiative of Bristol City Centre BID

In partnership with Caring in Bristol and Quartet Community Foundation

FAQs

What is TAP For Bristol?

TAP for Bristol is a not-for-profit initiative from the Bristol City Centre BID in partnership with Caring in Bristol.

This fundraising initiative was based on the success of the 2018 Caring at Christmas partnership between the organisations. The campaign raised £28,500 in just four weeks from an initial investment of £3,500 from the Bristol City Centre BID. The social campaign reached more than 75,000 people over the same period. The donations supported both a day and night shelter for those that would otherwise have been sleeping rough. It provided hot meals, social interaction and support from service providers.

Who is Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID)?

The City Centre BID exists solely to introduce significant improvements for the benefit of levy payers (those businesses within the BID area that have a rateable value of more than £25,000 per year). Its aim is to ensure Bristol sustains its reputation as a safe, attractive and welcoming city centre for all who spend time here, whether living, studying, visiting or working.

The City Centre BID is funding the TAP for Bristol campaign so that every penny of the money donated by the general public can go towards helping those experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Who is Caring in Bristol?

This local charity develops and delivers vital support to homeless and vulnerable people. They find gaps in Bristol’s provision for those experiencing homelessness and work together with our community to create innovative projects to fill them. From prevention to emergency support we are here for Bristol.

caringinbristol.co.uk

How is Quartet Community Foundation involved?

Quartet Community Foundation is a charity that works across the West of England, bringing together people who want to help the local community with the projects that make a real difference. It will manage all the donations that come through TAP for Bristol, allocating half of the donations to Caring in Bristol and the other half through a grant application process.

quartetcf.org.uk

Where does my donation go?

Every single penny of your £3 donation will go to charity. 

Your donation will be divided equally between Caring in Bristol, supporting their homeless prevention service, and via small grants to local homelessness charities applying on behalf of named individuals.

The City Centre BID covers all transaction fees and operational costs.

How do I know it’s safe?

Contactless donating is the future of fundraising and is the safest way to give. Machines are locked to the TAP for Bristol bank account, which Quartet Community Foundation is securely managing.

Each transaction is encrypted by third parties immediately, so we capture no personal data and your card details are kept safe.

Where can I donate?

We plan to continue adding contactless points across Bristol City Centre.  You can find all our locations on this map, or alternatively, you can donate online.

Are you telling people not to give directly to people they see on the streets?

TAP for Bristol provides an alternative way to give money to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. All donations are being monitored and evaluated by Quartet Community Foundation, so we will be able to evidence the positive impact that the initiative is having.

Why not just donate to existing charities?

TAP for Bristol is not another charity, it is a fundraising initiative that is uniting local homeless charities. It is providing an alternative method of fundraising to help these homeless charities support the people they work with through small grants and investment in services which tackle the root causes of homelessness.

Can I host a unit?

Yes, you can! Please get in touch (info@tapforbristol.org) and we can talk you through the process to see if it’s a good fit for you and your business.

Can I get a refund?

Yes. Please email info@tapforbristol.org for refunds and receipts.