As the Member of Parliament for Bristol North West, I felt it was important to create something that would last longer than my time here as MP. I grew up in Lawrence Weston surrounded by barriers to opportunities – so, I created the Henacre Trust.

The Henacre Trust aims to support young people from families who struggle to make ends meet. We grant small amounts of money that will unlock opportunities, which could include:

  • The cost of a school uniform;
  • The cost of a bus pass to get to college;
  • A train fare to visit a university;
  • The price of a suit or dress for a first job or apprenticeship interview; or
  • The price of certain materials needed to study or work.

How to donate:

We need to raise an initial £15,000 in capital before we can start making grants. We’ve already received generous donations from £10 to £1000 – every pound will help towards our target. Thank you for your donation!

  • Online: visit and when asked “where would you like your donation to go” please select Henacre Charitable Fund from the dropdown list.
  • Cheques: Payable to Quartet Community Foundation. Please write Henacre Charitable Fund on the back of the cheque.  Post to Quartet Community Foundation, Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol BS1 4GB.
  • Bank transfer to:  Please quote your name and “Henacre Charitable Fund”
    • Bank – Bank of Scotland
    • Sort code – 12 05 77
    • Account Number 06004700
  • Standing order:  Anyone who would like to set-up a regular donation can contact and they will set this up with you.

You can use Gift Aid to boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate – simply email to request a Gift Aid claim form. As  long as you’re a UK tax payer, simply fill in the form, return it to Quartet and they will do the rest.

Henacre Launch

On the 8th March 2019, I held a Charity fundraiser at Kingsweston House to launch the Henacre Trust Charitable Fund, which will make grants to young people across Bristol North West. The dinner was supported by local businesses and residents, including Mayor Marvin Rees.

We can only give grants to young people who live in the Bristol North West parliamentary constituency.

This is limited to people living within the following areas:

  • Avonmouth;
  • Brentry;
  • Coombe Dingle;
  • Cheswick Village
  • Henbury;
  • Henleaze;
  • Horfield;
  • Kingsweston;
  • Lawrence Weston;
  • Lockleaze;
  • Sea Mills;
  • Shirehampton;
  • Sneyd Park;
  • Southmead;
  • Stoke Bishop;
  • Westbury Park;
  • Westbury-on-Trym.

How to apply for a grant.

We work with community groups across North West Bristol, who will meet with you and check you meet our requirements before giving you a grant. Our current partners include:

  • Ambition Lawrence Weston (covering Avonmouth, Kingsweston, Lawrence Weston, Sea Mills and Shirehampton);
  • Southmead Development Trust (covering Brentry, Henbury and Southmead);
  • North Bristol Advice Centre (covering Horfield and Lockleaze); and
  • Trinity-Henleaze URC (covering Henleaze, Westbury-on-Trym, Westbury Park, Sneyd Park and Stoke Bishop).

You should contact your local community group directly to apply for a grant.

Please note that we are not currently awarding grants. We have to raise an initial £15,000 of capital before we’re able to start work – we’re nearly there. Please donate if you’d like to help us get started.

Compliance Information

Whilst the Henacre Trust has been established by Darren Jones MP, please note that the Trust is not in any way associated with the Labour Party nor Darren’s political work in Parliament. This is an independent charitable trust that is managed by the Quartet Community Foundation (Registered Charity Number: 1080418).