Southmead Development Trust

What we do

The 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 Centre

Greenway is home to the Greenhouse Cafe, Greenway Gym and to teams which offer services to help residents. The Centre also offers event, meeting and conference space to hire, as well as business units and offices for rent.

Southmead Youth Centre

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

Southmead Adventure Playground

Southmead Development Trust manages the Southmead Adventure Playground (‘The Ranch’), working with Bristol Playbus 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.

Minister visits Southmead Regeneration: “a knockout transformation that came from local people”

The Government’s Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse MP, visited Southmead last week (31 January) to hear about Southmead Regeneration and meet some of the local people who are on the steering group for one of the largest community-led housing project in the UK, which he described as a ‘knockout transformation that came from local people’. He […]

Volunteering with Neighbours Connect Southmead

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Neighbours Connect Southmead is a new project to support Southmead residents who receive social care. The project will link up volunteers with local residents to facilitate greater connectedness and neighbourliness. We think that a strong community is one that is connected to each other, where neighbours look out for each other and where people feel […]

We’re Hiring: Finance Director

Come work for Southmead Development Trust! We are looking for an individual who is passionate about utilising excellent financial management and financial leadership to enable us to deliver our charitable objectives. Reporting to the CEO of SDT, you will drive forwards the Trust’s ambitions to grow its impact through continuous improvement of its financial systems […]

Regeneration: Behind the Scenes!

We may have been quiet in the community recently but the gears are still turning! Some big steps have been taken to move the Regeneration forward and we are excited to tell you about the next steps! A bid has now been submitted to Homes England to raise funding for the project. We feel that the […]

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