Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter Report
Last winter, Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter (BCWNS) was in its third year of operation. 15 churches in Bristol opened their doors and significantly contributed to the provision of beds offered to the homeless from January through to March. A significant achievement for the project was being recognised for ‘Excellent’ practice through the Housing Justice Quality Mark accreditation. The impact report for last year is available here.
The intention is to open on 1st Jan and run through to 5th April 2020. BCWNS are also exploring options to extend the provision by starting in December 2019. They are looking for a building close to the City Centre with shower facilities that could be used to host the shelter from December 2nd – 22nd. Please get in touch with Amanda, Project Coordinator, if you can help with this.
The provisional budget for 2019/20 is £36,940 allowing for running costs and investment in the long-term sustainability of the project. We pray that this year’s income will meet planned expenditure. BCWNS are looking at potential grants that could help meet the target. The Steering Group will meet early November to determine the viability of the project based on the funds available at that time. Could you consider donating before the end of October? Please click here for donations towards BCWNS:
Amanda Munday will continue as Project Coordinator and is the main point of contact for the project. Support and supervision continues via Jonathan Lee at Crisis Centre Ministries and the Steering Group. Please also connect with the project on Facebook. BCWNS are advertising for a Deputy Project Coordinator; please contact Amanda for details. If you would like to express an interest in volunteering for the project, go to http://bcwns.org
Project Coordinator: Amanda Munday
Mobile: 07507 735798
Project Oversight: Crisis Centre Ministries