City Funds LP

Place-based investment to address the causes and effects of inequality in Bristol.

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The challenge

Like lots of places in the UK, many people in Bristol experience inequality, which impacts on their life expectancy, educational opportunities and employment chances.

Our approach

Working together with Bristol City Council, Quartet Community Foundation, Power to Change and fund manager Bristol and Bath Regional Capital, we developed an investment coordinating resources to address local challenges. By working with expert partners, we are able to align around a common vision for the city to address some of the biggest social and environmental problems Bristol faces.

The fund

The Fund will invest in impact-driven organisations alongside aligned grants and other resources to achieve positive social impact within key communities in Bristol. In particular, the Fund will address: economic inclusion; environmental transformation; community resilience; and child hunger.

  • Fund size

    £10 million
  • Better Society Capital commitment

    £5 million

Key information

  • Geography

    South West
  • Investment type

    Enterprise debt
  • Fund manager

    Bristol & Bath Regional Capital
  • Investment status

  • Investment date

  • Term

    10 years

Sustainable development goals

  • 1: No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • 2: Zero Hunger End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • 3: Good Health and Well-being Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all