Welcome to your regional PTA page. Bristol is the smallest ceremonial county at only 42 square miles. Despite its size, it's a vibrant and diverse area filled with museums, galleries and theatres. Famous locals include Banksy, Damien Hirst and Cary Grant. Honorary Bristolian Brunel designed the original plans for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which links the county with Somerset.

Local Grants & Support

Avon Gardens Trust Applications are invited from primary schools for small grants to help them purchase plants or gardening equipment. Applications from primary schools in the former county of Avon only, please.
Bristol Airport Environmental Improvement Fund The fund concentrates on a number of core local parishes including the villages of Winford, Wrington, Backwell, Brockley, Cleeve and Barrow Gurney. Projects need to meet at least one of the criteria set by the Fund. Over £100,000 is contributed to the Fund each year. 
Bristol Charities Educational Fund This fund has been created by combining several funds together, this includes the former Hooks Mills Educational Fund and the Bagshaw Birkin Fund. The purpose is to create access to opportunities for young people. 
Bristol Warren Education Foundation An independent community-based organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the Bristol Warren Regional School District. 
Bristol Water Foundation Great resources on anything water related, whether that’s the water cycle or birds you can find at our lakeside.
Bristol's Free Museums and Historic Houses Virtual visits for schools and resources for home learning.
John James Bristol Foundation The main areas of focus for the John James Bristol Foundation are education, health and the elderly.
National Grid Hinkley Educational Fund Every state funded primary and secondary school in the local authority areas of Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, South Gloucestershire Council, Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor District Council and West Somerset Council is eligible to apply for a £500 or £1250 (for secondary schools) grant for STEM equipment during every year of the project.
South Gloucestershire Council Links to funding providers across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Sir Robert McAlpine - Strong Foundations Grant 2021

Supporting grassroot initiatives across the UK. You can apply for a share of a £25,000 fund per region as well as access to a volunteer workforce for projects that address local needs. The Strong Foundations Grant will again be available for those that need funding or support for new ideas or existing projects, with an aim to drive positive change in the local community (19th May-23rd June 2021).

Well Aware - Bristol Charities Grants Program Funds available for the Advancement of Education.
Shop at WHSmith between 1 June and 30 September 2021 and your school will receive 10% of all eligible purchases* in the form of digital vouchers. To take part, sign up by 30 July 2021. (*Books and stationery items.)

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund)Waitrose (Community Matters)Tesco Community Grants (previously Bags of Help)The WHSmith Trust (Community Grants)

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area of Bristol

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Kids' Activities

We have teamed up with Club Hub to help parents find kids activities and clubs in your area.  



Below you will find links to a directory of local suppliers and your regional Facebook group.

Find Local Event and Fundraising Suppliers