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Trinity’s Community Kickstart Project will build on our current provision and previous initiatives giving residents the space and support they need to develop and run their own activities. We currently support groups and communities with over 4000 hours of free and subsided hall hire every year, supporting them to run activities from weekly dance classes to Night Clubs for adults with learning and additional needs.

“Being able to use Trinity free of charge has enabled us to keep running the art and craft drop-ins even with a very limited budget, reaching a greater number of disabled people.” Community Feedback
“Lovely atmosphere; really helpful and approachable staff; great spaces" Feedback from participant at Gentle Dance
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Hype Dance Company perform on the Trinity Presents stage at Harbourfest. They are supported by Trinity through the Community Kickstart Scheme. Photo Alastiar Brooks / KoLAB Studios

Our community programme of activities are targeted toward those who face disadvantage by reason of their youth, age infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances, with the object of improving their conditions of life.

We support:

Local residents - providing services for inner-city communities, Easton, Ashley, Lawrence Hill and Old Market; among the top 10% most economically deprived and most ethically diverse areas in the South West Under-represented communities - including BME, older people, disability groups and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Young people - young people from challenging circumstances / referred by partner agencies

Ex-offenders - since 2004, we’ve provided 13 long-term work placements to life-prisoners due for release - click here to read more

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A centre for the people - The Trinity Centre is a space where people can come together to learn, to create, congregate, share ideas and celebrate.

From the building's initial roots as a church to a safe space for young people to relax and socialise in the wake of the St Paul's riots to today, Trinity has always been a place that reflects and responds to Bristol's inner-city communities.

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