TAP for Bristol Grants

This grant programme is open for applications all year.

What is TAP for Bristol?

TAP for Bristol is an initiative by Bristol City Centre BID in partnership with Caring in Bristol and Redcliffe & Temple BID to raise money to help solve homelessness in Bristol. Donation points are located in the windows of businesses and on contactless devices in offices, cafés and bars around the city centre, allowing people to make a simple and secure donation of £3 per tap, using their contactless credit or debit card. All money raised is divided equally between Caring in Bristol’s homelessness prevention work and grants to other organisations who provide emergency funding for those experiencing homelessness.

What can you apply for?

Grants of £5,000 or £10,000 are available to organisations who run projects which provide emergency funding for those experiencing homelessness. We are looking for charities that can hold funds and distribute them efficiently and effectively to individuals in need. For example, supporting individuals with their move from street homelessness or temporary accommodation to long term permanent homes, or providing financial assistance with basic necessities, or travel costs and mobile phones to maintain connections with their support network.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be based and working in Bristol. You can apply for a grant if you are a:

  • constituted voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • not-for-profit company, including Community Interest Companies where most directors receive no payment from the company

Please see our eligibility criteria page for further information. See page here

Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.


Please contact Luke Boulton – 0117 989 7700 – applications@quartetcf.org.uk to arrange an initial discussion about your project. If eligible, you will be invited to complete an application form.