The Bristol Wing is part of YMCA Brunel Group – a local charity and social enterprise in Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Mendip and South Somerset (and part of the worldwide YMCA movement).

Alongside our Bath hostel, The Bristol Wing helps to fund our charitable work. Therefore, everyone who stays is making a small contribution to our work through their room rate. If you chose to stay with us not only are you getting a great experience but you are also helping someone else by giving them a chance of accessing the support they need.

Wow – now that really does make us different!

House iconCommunity Pollinator Garden

Thanks to West of England Combined Authority’s Bee Bold Awards, YMCA Brunel Group has been granted to opportunity to turn two of our disused outdoor spaces into community pollinator gardens! Our hostel is lucky to have a unique rooftop space that is crying out for something amazing!

We will be working with local young people and members of the community to transform the space and educate about the importance of urban green spaces and pollinators.

The funding also covers our site at YMCA Bath where we are upgrading our old nursery garden – read here for more details.

Funded by the West of England Combined Authority.

Community Pollinator Fund – West of England Combined Authority (


House iconMural Call-out

Together with Creative Youth Network, we have created the Activate Bridewell initiative which will engage local young people in helping us to create an urban green space. We hope to create a mural with young people that responds to the importance of pollinators and green spaces.

Part of the funding awarded has been allocated to the mural, including an artist fee of £750. The project will run for a few months, with the goal of completing the mural in the Autumn/early Spring (weather dependent) so that the space is ready for the growing season!

Interested? Email Sarah at with a little bit about yourself, your work, and your interest in inspiring creativity in young people!