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Project information

Arts West Side

Support Trinity's latest venture - a volunteer-led, not-for-profit arts cafe along the historic high street of Old Market. We want to deliver community & arts workshop sessions and activities, provide a space up for local use and offer healthy eating options to meet the growing need of the area.

January 2012 - December 2013

Charity information: Trinity Community Arts Ltd

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  • Need


    Contribute to regeneration of Old Market – bringing more people to the area and making it look more attractive will help to attract other businesses and developments
    Assist community cohesion – a space run by local people that is open and inclusive to counterbalance many other cafés and outlets along Old Market and Stapleton Road that have very segregated use.
    Encourage healthy living – Providing alternative, affordable options for local people to encourage healthy eating.


    Through building a non-profit, volunteer-run café, art gallery and community space we will provide:
    Increased volunteering opportunities, helping people to develop new skills and confidence
    ICT access, support and signposting to other free and subsidised learning opportunities to improve employment prospects of local unemployed people
    A positive, accessible project that will help to improve perceptions of the local area and encourage cohesion

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To encourage social cohesion and a coming together of diverse local communities through shared space


    » Deliver a range of community arts activities, accessible services, volunteer opportunities and healthy eating options to bring people together

    What success will look like

    Building a thriving community arts cafe which provides people with access to ICT, signposting, activities and volunteer opportunities

  • Impact


    By taking on a space along Old Market high street with a visible and welcoming frontage, we want to create an access point for ICT as well as providing key signposting and information about opportunities for young people in a visible, accessible location and contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the local area.


    Our key risk is lack of volunteer involvement and we have dealt with this by promoting opportunities widely, working with partner groups and supporting volunteers with training in Health and Safety, First Aid and Food Hygiene to encourage ongoing participation.


    We will provide regular updates through news items and creating a project website. We will make info 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: £15,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Arts workshops Workshops in activities including a Ceramics School
      £2,000 Overheads & admin Supporting associated overhead costs
      £4,000 IT terminals Setting up free, secure IT terminals
      £1,500 Training Free training courses and certificates for volunteers
      £1,000 Expenses Flyers, posters, volunteer expenses
      £4,000 Kitchen & Cafe Equipment for the Kitchen and Cafe

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Quartet Community Foundation £1,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    We focus service provision around three of the most ethnically diverse and economically deprived wards in the City of Bristol - Easton, Ashley and Lawrence Hill 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.


    There is high social deprivation within Old Market, with 'Old Market and the Dings’ being ranked as one of the highest areas of unemployment in the City. 31.8% of work-age people unemployed and income deprivation is high, with 68.7% of children in Lawrence Hill living in income deprived households. The number of lone parents is 64%, with 73% of these lone parents out of work. We want to establish a visible and welcoming space that is open and accessible for all.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Trinity is well placed to deliver this project as we are experienced in developing thriving community spaces as can be seen from the Trinity Centre - a large community hub offering training for young people, arts workshops, live music events and affordable community facilities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Old Market Community Association

    A local voluntary association of residents and traders who support us as a partner in this project.