TAP for Bristol – ongoing

Broadmead BID’s first TAP for Bristol contactless donation point was installed in the window of Tesco Express on Broadmead West in August 2023.

TAP for Bristol is an initiative founded and delivered by Bristol City Centre BID in partnership with Caring in Bristol and Redcliffe & Temple BID. Broadmead BID has sponsored the installation of the donation point in Tesco Express. All three BIDs are part of Visit West.

As at 21 December 2023, since its launch in September 2019, TAP for Bristol has raised in excess of £123,000. The contactless donation point at Tesco Express in Broadmead has raised £351 since its installation.

What is TAP for Bristol?

TAP for Bristol is a way of giving money to help solve homelessness in Bristol, ensuring your donation goes directly to those who need it.

You’ll find TAP for Bristol donation points located in the windows of businesses and on contactless devices in offices, cafés and bars around the city centre, allowing you to make a simple and secure donation of £3 per tap, using your contactless credit or debit card.


All money raised is divided equally between Caring in Bristol’s homelessness prevention work and grants to other organisations who run projects which provide emergency funding for those experiencing homelessness. To-date, this emergency aspect of the fund has been given to Second Step, St Mungo’s, One25, 1625 Independent People and also Caring in Bristol’s Caring at Christmas Campaign. The donations generated through fundraising are facilitated, managed and evaluated by Quartet Community Foundation on behalf of TAP for Bristol.

Why donate to TAP for Bristol

Helping to solve Bristol’s homelessness relies on our city’s ability to support long-term prevention programmes tackling systemic issues around homelessness.

Early intervention is critical to preventing homelessness, as is raising awareness about the complexities that surround homelessness.

TAP for Bristol supports new work in homelessness prevention whilst also helping those needing emergency care. Donations are divided equally between local front-line services and Caring in Bristol.

Thank you

The Broadmead BID team would like to thank Paula Ratcliffe, Business Liaison Manager at Bristol City Centre BID for her hard work to enable installation of the new TAP for Bristol contactless donation point in Broadmead. We would also like to thank Tesco, for generously agreeing to host the donation point; Rhombus Studio Ltd for graphic design; and Signboard Services Ltd for printing the vinyl and installing the unit.