Helping communities across Greater Bristol to thrive.

How we're making a difference

The Society of Merchant Venturers has a long history of supporting education and care for older people in the Greater Bristol region and our commitment to protecting the long-term future of the Downs for the people of Bristol remains as strong as ever.

Members volunteer their skills and expertise to progress our charitable work, which today extends beyond the nine schools, 4,600 children and 5,000 older people who we help to support. We’re also collaborating with many other organisations to improve opportunities for everyone, through apprenticeship programmes, social enterprise and charitable giving.