Reaching Communities


Trinity Community Initiative

To ensure that everyone can have access to The Trinity Centre, we provide free and subsidised space for individuals and groups to run free activities, projects and events for the local community.

The aim of the TCI scheme is to help get new ideas off the ground and provide a wider range of services for our local community.

If you are an individual or group and would like to set up a new activity or project that benefits local people, please click here to find out more about TCI and how to apply for a subsidy.


Empowering communities

We target activities 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.

Target groups include:

  • 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

Trinity has been a community and cultural hub for East Bristol since 1976. Used by over 60k people annually, centre users give positive feedback about the venue's 'size and flexibility', 'its diversity' and 'the history'.

The Trinity Centre is a late-Georgian Grade II* listed building and converted former church. It is a key part of the arts ecology of the city and a prominent heritage landmark in the Old Market Conservation Area.

Click here to find out more about the building.


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.

In 2016/2017 over 14,000 people attended activities and events supported through our subsidised hall-space scheme, the Trinity Community Initiative (TCI)


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