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Community Radio stations go digital thanks to BBRC’s £70k investment in Bristol Digital Radio

BBRC’s £70k City Funds investment in Bristol Digital Radio has supported the installation of digital audio broadcasting transmission infrastructure, for the benefit of community radio in the city Bristol Digital Radio is a collaboration between the city’s community radio stations – Ujima Radio, BCfm and Bradley Stoke Radio. All three stations have broadcast to their …

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BBRC Team visit some of our investees – Bristol Together & The Park Community Centre

The BBRC team had a change of venue for our last team meeting. We took at trip to Knowle West, Bristol, to visit our investees, Bristol Together and The Park Community Centre.  Bristol Together is a Community Interest Company that provides full-time, living wage jobs for recently released prisoners, by building new homes and redeveloping and …

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BBRC are finalists at the 2022 Community Energy England Community Energy Awards

Bristol & Bath Regional Capital are delighted to be a finalists alongside Thrive Renewables & Ambition Community Energy CIC, at the 2022 Community Energy England Community Energy Awards. We’re shortlisted in the ‘Finance and Innovation’ category for community energy organisations or funders that have achieved significant impact in community energy through a range of financial mechanisms, including: grant …

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Proud to be in the Nat West SE100 – UK’s 100 most outstanding social enterprises

BBRC make the NatWest SE100 index of the UK’s 100 most outstanding social enterprises  The SE100 Index and Social Business Awards are run by NatWest & Pioneers Post: The Social Enterprise Magazine every year to name, celebrate and learn from the UK’s 100 most impressive social enterprises. Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, the City Funds social investment partner, is very proud …

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Join us at our upcoming ‘Building a thriving regional economy’ event on 3rd November

Are you a purposeful business, charity or social enterprise based in the Bristol or Bath region? This is a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded partners & potential collaborators to learn about how place-based impact investment can help to tackle local issues & build a thriving regional economy. The event will be led by Ed …

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BBRC says Yuup to local experiences business

Bristol businesses have sold more than 20,000 experiences in the city over the last 12 months, generating more than £500,000 of income for local people and small independent businesses Yuup, the local experiences platform founded by Bristol entrepreneur Dominic Mills, revealed the numbers as the business announced an investment round that values the company at …

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The Park Centre move into the new building following £1m social impact investment from Bristol’s City Funds

After a £1 million social impact investment from Bristol’s City Funds, the new purpose-built building is ready and the much-loved hub of the community in Knowle West – have now moved in. “After 21 years in our old building, we’re pleased to be in our brand new premises and still at the heart of the local …

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Launching our City Funds Annual Impact Review

We are delighted to launch our City Funds Annual Impact Review 2021/22, which outlines the remarkable and far-reaching impact of the initiative. City Funds has continued to provide support to voluntary groups, community organisations, purposeful businesses and social enterprises through our social impact investments (run by BBRC), grants and pro bono service (run by Quartet …

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City Funds invests £1m for much-needed redevelopment of The Park Centre community hub in Knowle West

Photo: Artist Impression of Main Entrance Ⓒ AWW Inspired Environments You’d be hard-pressed to find many people living in Knowle in South Bristol who didn’t know where to find The Park Centre. Opened in the year 2000 on a 15-acre site in a residential area on the main bus route, the much-loved community base has …

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