Working in partnership

Bristol Together is a partnership of social enterprises, focused on creating full-time employment for ex-offenders by bringing empty properties into use.

We work closely with Aspire Bristol, the Restore Trust and other social enterprises. We also support the work of Serve On, Mentor Me and the 61 network who are key players in recruiting, training and supporting volunteer mentors.

With the support of the Corporate Finance Team at Triodos Bank Bristol Together successfully raised capital of £1.6 million through a Social Investment Bond. Many of our investors are investing for the first time but clearly have an interest in making a difference. This Bond provides sufficient capital to finance the purchase and refurbishment of empty properties. Over the course of the five-year bond we hope to pay over £1 million in wages, and create jobs for up to 150 ex-offenders.