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Trinity Digs Project 2019- 2021

Trinity Digs will provide additional meeting, hot-desk and workshop space on the Trinity Centre site, in addition to making our garden and grounds more accessible. The project is funded by Power to ChangeNisbet Trust and match funders.

The works will mean that we can increase our ability to support communities with free and heavily subsidised hall-space for to develop and deliver their own projects and activities.

Alongside the capital works our Community Kickstart Project will provide individuals and groups with support and advice to set up their own community-led initiatives as well as access to small ‘kick-start' funding.

We are still raising additional funds to release the aims of this ambitious capital and community programme, You can support Trinity here.

You can view the Tinity Digs plans on

"Trinity is a stunning local landmark, and a beautiful space, but with a legacy of high maintenance and difficult problems typical of very old and beautiful churches. Everyone involved has shown remarkable creativity in conceiving new uses and activities." Simon Cook, Cabinet Member for Culture and Sport (2012-2016)

Trinity Community Arts (TCA) have managed the Trinity Centre since 2004, since then we have invested over £2m into the building’s repair and renovation - as part of our commitment to repair and conserve the Trinity Centre for ours and future generations.

In 2017/2018 thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, Bristol City Council and 13 other funders, as well as generous donations from members of the public we were able to undertake critical repairs to the fabric of the building. Conservation programme included repairs to lead-work on the North aisle roof to prevent water ingress repair of stonework, pinnacles and iconic towers to protect the building's fabric restoration of original stained glass and secondary glazing to improve sustainability.

2012 saw the installation of solar PV installation and technical equipment. In 2013, through the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Buildings and thanks to to National Lottery funding and match funders, we invested in the redevelopment of our upstairs hall space. This included installation of multi-purpose lighting, sprung wooden floor and heating to increase availability of quality dance, performance and community space in the area We also made significant improvements to the external grounds, with better signage and layout to improve accessibility. Alongside these works the 2013 Trinity Centre Conservation Project saw the repairs to the South Aisle roof (2013) - taking Trinity off Historic England’s ‘At Risk’ Register.

Other notable repairs and investments: 2012 - Bar and and main hall space improvements and building of an outdoor kitchen in the community gardens 2010 - Installation of toilet facilities on the upstairs floor and redecoration of the north aisle main stairwell 2009 - Conditions survey to inspect the fabric of the building 2008 - Access to Training Project: Recording Studio, IT Suite, Training Room and passenger lift Current renovation plans can be viewed on - search planning ref no 12/03943/F Past works 2013

Alongside capital works we also deliver a programme activity,  in 2018 we celebrated Trinity's place at the Heart & Soul of the community through a programme of accessible heritage activities, workshops and events - click here for more info.

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