The Trinity Centre has existed as a community space for East Bristol since 1976
We believe everyone should have access to space to come together, congregate, share ideas and celebrate.
This is why we provide free and subsidised space so that the community can benefit from good quality activities provision from dedicated local providers.
In 2015/2016 we worked 136 community groups and provided 3,356 hours of free and subsidized hall space for 229 activities including community projects, rehearsals, meetings and workshops.
Groups come to us as they know we are an inclusive ‘open door’ who supports under-represented groups to realise their visions, providing access to quality, free and affordable space to enable their activities and events to take place.
Feedback shows us our support has a positive affect on some of the most isolated and vulnerable community groups in the city.
Community activity at the Trinity Centre
Our open door policy helps support our community
Through the Trinity Community Initiative (TCI) we provide free and subsidized space, meaning that people who wouldn’t usually be able to access a venue like ours, can.
If you come down to the centre on any given weekday the chances are you will bump into one of our regular community led activities. Pop in on a Wednesday daytime and the main hall will be full of Awaz Utah's ladies coming to attend weekly well-being and empowerment workshops.
From Zumba to a hearty meal the group is a hive of South Asian ladies all with different backgrounds, cultures and religions. It seems fitting that Awaz Utah's translates as 'raise your voice'.
“We have been Trinity’s centre users for many years and the TCI support came after most of our funding was gone and we could not afford the hire of the space ... It is open, and so convenient to run the type of activities we want for such a large number of Asian women. Nowhere in Bristol can we do that … Because of the large space, Awaz can attract more users in desperate need for our services. The support available from the staff has also helped us to develop our services and secure small funding to continue.’
Simi Choudry, Director, Awaz Utaoh - supported by the Trinity Community Initiative
Are you a local arts or community group and want to run your own activities? Find out more about the scheme and how to apply here.