We’re a youth and community charity, based in Filton in the north of Bristol (just within the boundary of South Gloucestershire Council).
We have been running youth work for 70+ years as a voluntary sector centre based within a Methodist Church-owned youth centre. As of May 2014, we registered as a new charity with a focus on youth AND community work hiring the same premises from the church next door to us.
Our Filton youth centre HQ building was 50 years old in April 2017 and we held a big celebration weekend and Golden Egg Trail around the community! See the ’50th Anniversary’ page for all the details.
We are an active charity which aims to work with people of all ages to improve their community participation, skills and learning, health and well-being, activity and work-readiness, and enable people to come together to break down barriers between different ages and backgrounds and improve life in the local area.
We have expanded over the past few years outwards from Filton and from 2017 have been delivering projects across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
In 2023 we took on the running of a second youth centre building, the Patchway Youth Centre, leased from South Gloucestershire Council, so we are now looking forward to expanding our youth provision more.
We are hoping to keep growing and developing as we attract wider funds and demand for our work continues to build, to allow our great organisation to flourish into the future!
Why not come and visit us – contact us to see when would be the best time.
Our big annual events are our AGM - next one is July 2024 - and then our Christmas Fayre at our HQ base in Filton - which this year will be on 2nd December 2023.
2024 is our 10th anniversary so we are looking forward to a programme of events for that!
FACE's Core Values
Our Core Values underpin all we do:
Equality: being fair and consistent, providing equality of opportunity where everyone can fulfil their potential
Fun: providing a safe space to develop, whilst maintaining an environment for fun
Respect: listening, trusting, encouraging, and challenging each other
Integrity: doing the right thing and being proud of all that we do
Empowerment: enabling people to grow, learn, participate, and thrive
Making A Difference: having a positive impact on people’s lives and in our local community