Our Objectives

The members of the Society of Merchant Venturers share a collective sense of responsibility to work with and support local people and communities. This is reflected in the Society’s core objectives:

  • Enhance the quality of life for all, particularly for the young, aged and disadvantaged
  • Promote learning and the acquisition of skills by supporting education
  • Contribute to the prosperity and well-being of the greater Bristol area through active support of enterprise, as well as commercial and community activity
  • Act as effective stewards of the charitable trusts, heritage, ancient buildings and open spaces for which the Society is responsible.