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#ChangeLivesThroughSport

The charities associated with Bristol Sport, Bristol City, Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers aim to improve health and increase social mobility for all people in the City of Bristol and West of England, but especially those from low social economic groups and those with an identified need or disadvantage.

But we can’t do it without your support and rely on money raised by people who have an affinity with Bristol.

Why are we raising money?

Bristol is a divided city. It has achieved numerous accolades and awards such as the ‘most desirable place to live in the UK’ and has been described not only as a ‘glamorous, creative, high-tech and prosperous city with a buoyant property market and a great night life’, but also as a city ‘full of culture’.

However, this is not the experience for many.

  • Bristol is a city with widening fiscal and health inequalities where 42 (of the 70) individual wards rank in the 10% most deprived in England and six of these wards rank in the bottom 1%.
  • One in every three children aged 10 and 11 in Bristol are already overweight or obese and this figure continues to rise faster than the national average.
  • There are over 15,000 children living in Bristol with a Special Education Need.
  • At least 5,100 children aged five to 16-years-old have a diagnosable mental health problem.
  • Only 31% of women take part in sport on a weekly basis with just 5% of girls meeting the recommended amount of physical activity.

#ChangeLivesThroughSport is a campaign set up to fund life-changing work that reaches thousands of people who live in the Greater Bristol area. Funds raised through this campaign will be used to purchase much-needed equipment, pay for coaches and ensure that we can continually break down barriers using the power of sport.

By donating and fundraising for us you will truly help us to change lives through sport.

Want to see where your funds go? Click the links below to see the programmes and people that you are helping. 

We Love Sport

We Love Sport Find out more

WLS is a talent identification and development programme that improves the physical literacy of children currently disengaged from sport.

Golden Memories

Golden Memories Find out more

Golden Memories is a programme working with over 55’s living with dementia, social isolation, depression and loneliness.

Health Squad

Health Squad Find out more

Health Squad is a programme which empowers youngsters with the knowledge to make positive lifestyle decisions as they progress through life.


Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

TO DONATE ONLINE: Bristol Sport's charities aim to improve health and increase social mobility for all people in the City of Bristol and West of England but especially those from low social economic groups and those with an identified need or disadvantage. 

Your donations directly fund the delivery of interventions in some of the hardest to reach areas of Bristol and every pound given helps us to change lives through sport. 


FUND RAISE FOR US: Are you thinking about taking part in an event and want to raise funds for us? or do you have a campaign running at work and you are looking for a charity to support? If so then why not raise funds for Bristol Sport Foundation. 

Looking for inspiration then CLICK HERE to see the Virgin Money Giving Fundraising Hub. 

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BECOME A PATRON: If you would like to make a significant donation (in excess of £10,000), there is the opportunity to become a Patron of Bristol Sport Foundation. Patrons get extended access to our work and the opportunity to launch a programme with their donation.

To discuss becoming a patron please contact our partnerships manager, Paul Glanville. 


The Bristol Sport Foundation is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and have committed to ensuring their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.