Supporting local and national charities

As well as being at the centre of all that’s gorgeous and stylish, The Mall is also at the heart of the community. Here’s how we’re supporting some important local and national charities and organisations.

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Fountain Charity Fund

The Mall established The Fountain Charity Fund in March 2003. Administered by the Quartet Community Foundation, it provides grants to charitable organisations within a 25 mile radius of The Mall. All the money thrown into The Mall's fountain by shoppers - around £7,000 a year - provides the bulk of money in the Fountain Fund. The Fund will also be supplemented with proceeds from a range of fundraising activities at The Mall. 

Our charity partner for 2019/20 was Changes Bristol, a grassroots mental health organisation supporting the communities of Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Read more about our partnership with them here.

The Grand Appeal

The Mall are proud supporters of The Grand Appeal, which helps patients and families at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Gromit Unleashed

In 2014 The Mall was a proud sponsor of The Gromit Unleashed campaign and hosted a public auction of specially designed Gromit sculptures, which raised £2.3 million for The Grand Appeal.The Mall is also home to the Gromit Unleashed pop up store, which sells a fantastic range of Wallace & Gromit merchandise, Gromit Unleashed figurines and a cracking selection of gifts and memorabilia. All profits from sales of their merchandise go to Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.

Shaun in the City

Following the runaway success of Gromit Unleashed, a 'baa-rilliant' public arts trail hit the streets of Bristol in 2015. Shaun in the City saw giant sculptures of Gromit's pal, Shaun the Sheep, popping up in new pastures to raise money for The Grand Appeal. The Mall were proud to be a 'leader of the flock' sponsor for Shaun in the City.

Gromit Unleashed 2

The success of Gromit Unleashed and Shaun in the City continued in 2018 with Gromit Unleashed 2! Gromit is back, and this time he's brought his friend Wallace and arch nemesis, Feathers McGraw, with him! The Mall was proud to sponsor a special sculpture of Wallace as Star Trek's 'Spock' and also hosted two further sculptures, Gromit P. Sullivan and In-Cog-Nito, as part of the sculpture trail. Raising money for the Grand Appeal, the trail ran through summer 2018 and The Mall  then played host to the trail exhibition - 'The Greatest Dog Show On Earth 2' in September 2018. 

Working with schools and colleges

The Mall has formed strong links with local schools and colleges through different initiatives and is proving to be a great venue for students undertaking project work in geography, tourism, and business studies. 

Schools and colleges can visit The Mall and carry out surveys with customers. We can also arrange a presentation of The Mall’s history, customer research, design and marketing strategy for school and college parties.

Please note that school and college visits and presentations must be arranged in advance.
For more information, please contact us on 0117 915 5555. 

The future of Mall Cribbs

When it opened in 1998 Cribbs promised to bring the best in national and international retail to the South West – and it succeeded. Retailing has changed significantly in recent years and we want to invest to enable the centre to develop, so it can continue to deliver on that promise for future generations.