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Project information

Roof Repair Appeal

A recent building condition survey identified serious deterioration in the lead roofing of the Trinity Centre, which lead to English Heritage placing the former church on its Buildings at Risk Register. We need to carry out urgent repair works to ensure this vital community hub survives.

April 2012 - April 2013

Charity information: Trinity Community Arts Ltd

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  • Need


    The building is an important grade II* listed building which retains significant townscape value in the context of Old Market Conservation Area, defined as “as an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”. We aim to carry out essential repair works to our roof and undertake a Feasibility Study into the ongoing use and development of the community centre to ensure future sustainability.


    By repairing our Centre and looking at ways to develop the space for the future, we will continue to respond to the diverse needs of inner-city Bristol through services including:
    Our creative learning programme for young people not in education employment or training
    Providing free and subsidised facilities for grassroots community groups
    Delivering community arts projects to encourage integration and promote community cohesion

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To conserve the Trinity Centre for future generations


    » Carry out a repair project Develop an ongoing maintenance strategy Carry out a feasibility study to look at meeting more local need

    What success will look like

    To have a fully functioning space that can respond and react to local need and increase provision in a deprived locality.

  • Impact


    Long term we would like to see development of the Centre, increased usage of the space and additional service delivery.

    Success will be demonstrated through increased number of service users accessing the Centre for regular activities such as dance classes, training courses and arts workshops.


    English Heritage have committed funds to this project and now we require match funding in order to ensure the project happens. We are applying to other grant funders and are seeking donations from members of the public to make up the remaining match fund required to ensure the project happens.


    We will complete a project report for English Heritage which we will make available via our website and circulate project updates in our newsletter, e-newsletter, website and through press releases. We will publish all information in our Annual Report and audited accounts.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £159,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £159,500 Roof Repair Roof repair & masonry works

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    English Heritage £94,500 Guaranteed
    Pilgrim Trust £15,000 Guaranteed
    Biffa Award £50,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Trinity Centre is a community arts centre and independent music venue run by Trinity Community Arts, a not-for-profit charity group operating in the heart of three of the most ethnically diverse and economically deprived wards in the City of Bristol – Easton, Ashley and Lawrence Hill. These wards are the most ethnically diverse wards in the city and rated as among the top 10% most deprived nationally on the Multiple Indices of Deprivation 2007.


    The demographic of the area is incredibly diverse - we have a large Somali community as well as a thriving Lesbian, Gay and Transgender (LGBT) scene. There are a multitude of different communities which creates a vibrant, multicultural and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Trinity Centre is located at the heart of inner-city Bristol and has a long history of working to build links between communities and cross social divides.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    English Heritage

    English Heritage are helping to oversee the project and ensure we conserve this important iconic building

Trinity is a stunning local landmark, and a beautiful space...everyone involved has shown remarkable creativity in conceiving new uses and activities.

Simon Cook, Bristol Cabinet Member for Culture and Sport