Our professional carnival artists, together with a dedicated team of amazing volunteers, design, prepare and deliver hundreds of hours of workshops in the community each year. Charities we’ve supported since 2013 include Action on Hearing Loss, Mencap, Three Ways School, Wheels 4 All, Genesis Trust, Mentoring Plus and Julian House.

We also invite local clubs and groups to get in touch to arrange a day of team building activities focused around music, dance and costume, with groups booking themselves a place in the procession in July.

Families were worried how their child would be perceived at a big event but after being involved in this year’s Carnival they’re really keen to take part in larger communal workshops, with the public helping them build even larger structures for their bikes!
— Alice McColl, Strategic Commissioning Officer for B&NES
The people we work with need to rebuild their networks, and getting involved in community projects is one of the best ways to meet people in a safe, comfortable environment. This project was really great for us
— Matt Prescott, Genesis Trust