The Society relies entirely on the generosity of donors to the Presidents’ annual collections to finance its work.
The President’s Collections
The President of the Society makes an annual appeal for funds for the Charity on 1st November each year.
These funds have been used to pump prime development of various functional properties, such as New Anchor House inKnowle or the Colliers Garden Day Care facility in Fishponds. Through the generosity of past supporters the Society is fortunate to receive legacies on a regular basis.
The first President, Gilbert Davis, collected £12 in 1769. Over a century later the generosity given to collections still allow the society to support those in need within the Bristol community. You can review the last 250 years of collections by visiting the link below.
How are donations spent?
The Society seeks a social return for the money invested in pump priming functional facilities.
In addition, it supports homes construction on the basis of recycling the funds provided over the life-cycle of the buildings.
The Society funds grants for emergency repairs and loans.
The Society also operates a befriending service.
In addition the accounts of the Society are publicly available through the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission