Grassroot Communities

creating sustainable change in everyday communities building connections, projects and programmes that are based on the wants and needs of young people.

About us

Grassroot Communities is a community-based organisation that is creating sustainable change in everyday communities in Bristol through dedicated youth and community work. We are closing the gap on opportunities and supporting young people to realise their passions. We do this by providing them with access to education, training, employment opportunities, mentoring and support.

Change is happening from the grassroots and up!

Detached Youth Work

We work out, in and with everyday young people. We are where they want to be building connections and supporting them with what they want and need. It helps us to identify and understand what really matters to young people. The GC Detached Youth Work Team is a friendly group of skilled youth workers in South Bristol, helping young people in disadvantaged areas navigate life’s challenges. We are all about having real chats, offering support, and busting myths. Building connections and making a difference is at the heart of what they do!

Weekly sessions run Tuesdays in Knowle West from 5pm-7pm; Wednesdays in Hartcliffe from 5pm-7pm; Wednesdays in Hengrove from 5pm-7pm; Wednesdays in Withywood from 5pm-7pm.

Group at a local skatepark


Growing streets together

CREATIVITY - Growing Streets Together

Our Growing Streets Together team is about bringing Bristol communities closer, one fun-filled event at a time. Weekly sessions run Thursdays from 330pm-630pm in South Bristol Parks. We bring all people together through, play, bubbles and tunes. Check out our socials for the next location…Head for the tunes bringing the vibe! FINAL PARK is Hengrove park. Come join us for our end of project FINALE! 

Forest school view

NATURE - Forest School & Outdoor Cooking

Sessions on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th at the BS13 Climate Action Hub Roundhouse. Free to young people eligible for benefit related free school meals. 

Multi Sports Club group

SPORT - Multi Sports Club

Every Thursday we are running an open access, free to all Multi Sports club in partnership with the Merchant Venturers/Merchants Academy for young people aged 8-12 years old.
Grassroots Activators Programme group

The Grassroot Activators Programme (GAP)

Discover your passions and realise opportunities

We believe young people have ALL the talent, but many lack the opportunities. We are working to close the gap, so that young people regardless of their backgrounds can pursue their passions. We have designed the GAP to support young people to be able to realise their passions. It is open to all young people aged 16-30 years old who live in Bristol. We work with you to help you realise your passions and build an opportunity you want. This could be in education, employment or training. We fully support you with our dedicated youth work team and match you with a mentor, who is specifically chosen based on your wants and needs. We are currently delivering our social action projects for Mini GAP and are not recruiting. Stayed tuned to our socials to find out what is happening now on the GAP!

“GAP has made me realise that there are good people out there. I used to think that every adult only wanted to benefit themselves. Now I realise that they also want to be kind and give back to others.”