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Wider World

Wider World is a Bristol-based children's charity. We deliver life and learning skills development programmes for economically disadvantaged children, aged 8 - 12 years in the Bristol area.

www.wider-world.org.uk Fundraise for us


Registered charity no. 1161397

Member since March 2019

About us

“Developing life and learning skills”

We support children to develop character strengths and life skills through our three pillars of support, which includes delivering stimulating skills development enrichment experiences, life and learning skills classroom-based programmes and parent support.

Our programmes are split into three categories: experiential - children are taken out across the city and beyond, participating in activities designed to help them build their skills; theory - classroom-based workshops and courses helping children understand and practise their skills; and parent support - this includes parenting classes supporting with behaviour, independence and confidence, and academic support such as maths and English.

We have been working with children and their families across Bristol since 2014 working closely with primary and secondary school, Bristol University, UWE, The Civil Service, a multitude of activity providers and venues and have supported over 200 children so far.

We are funded through grant programmes such as The Big Lottery, John James, John Lewis, Bristol University Internship fund, The Co-op and others, plus personal donations, fundraising events and limited school funding.

“Small, with big plans” We’re still pretty new, emerging and building up our programme, our funding base and staff. These are exciting times for us. We’re passionate about the work we do and where we’re going. Our vision is to support more and more children across Bristol to build the skills they need to be successful in life.