Help raise money for the Forum

piggy bank surrounded by coins

The People’s Health Lottery (PHL) funding is the only grant we have since the Council stopped funding us, and that PHL money only pays for our new peer support project, Making Change Happen. This means we still need to find funding of around £40,000 if we are to keep working to improve the voice, influence and inclusion of all Deaf and Disabled people in the city.   So, we need your support.

That support could be:

  • Doing a sponsored activity.
  • Volunteering with us if you have fundraising experience.
  • Using our websearch and fundraising when you browse or buy online.
  • Making a regular donation to us.

Just £1 pw week from every member would raise between £10,000 and £13,000 a year!

*New* peer support drop-in dates for Jan 2019

Making Change Happen logo with coffee cups


Making Change Happen is our new peer support project funded by The People’s Health Trust Active Communities Programme, using money raised through The Health Lottery South West.

The project will set up four new groups across Bristol and each group will meet once a month. The aim is to spread the four monthly meet-ups so that, in one area or another, there is a meet up almost every week. 

What each group does will be decided by its members. They might want to socialise and meet new people; share experiences, advice and information; discover support and activities in their area; or campaign on local issues. Whatever they decide to focus on, each group will be supported by a Forum Development Worker and at least one local volunteer.

Who can attend?

The groups are open to anyone who identifies as Disabled or is an elder with impairments, and considers themselves to be on a low income.

Where and when

We are holding some drop-ins in January 2019 so that you can:

  • Find out more about the project
  • Meet people and share your ideas      
  • Have your say on the issues that matter to you

Please join us…

South Bristol

Friday 18th Jan

10.30 am till 12. 30pm

The Café, Gatehouse Centre, Hareclive Road, Bristol BS13 9JN

Central and West Bristol

Wednesday 23rd Jan

10.30 am till 12. 30pm

The Watershed Café, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX

North Bristol

Thursday 24 January

11.30 am till 1.30pm

Henbury & Brentry Community Centre, Machin Road, Bristol BS10 7HG

East Bristol

Monday 28th Jan

10.30 am till 12.30pm

IKEA Café, Eastgate Rd, Bristol BS5 6XX

All groups are free to attend. Just drop by, or for more information please contact us:


Tel:           0117 914 0528