About Us

Southmead Development Trust supports residents in the communities of Southmead and North Bristol.  We run the Greenway Centre, Southmead Youth Centre, and Southmead Adventure Playground (‘The Ranch’). We work in partnership with community groups, other charities, organisations and businesses to raise funds and manage projects and services which increase opportunities, reduce isolation, and promote wellbeing.  We are governed by a Board of Trustees who are local residents.

Greenway is home to the Greenhouse Cafe, Greenway Gym and to teams which focus on improving the health, wellbeing and employment opportunities of residents. The Centre also offers event, meeting and conference space to hire, as well as business units and offices for rent.

In partnership with Creative Youth Network our Youth Team runs a weekly programme for young people at Southmead Youth Centre.  The Centre also offers a fully equipped gym including Boxing Club facilities, and spaces for hire.

We also manage the Southmead Adventure Playground (‘The Ranch’), working with partners to provide play sessions for young people. The playground has spaces for hire, including a soft play, five a side football pitch, and large playground.

Southmead Development Trust is leading one of the largest community-owned housing projects in the UK, addressing local demand for affordable, suitable housing and regeneration of public spaces and amenities.


Read our most recent Annual Report here