Raised in Bristol supports community organisations across the city. We want local communities to become resilient and to flourish.

We’ve been thinking differently in response to the challenges facing the city and want to demonstrate that local people can take charge of the services they need to prosper.

To start with, we want to change the way business is done so that money spent locally stays local. We want to provide an alternative to ‘business as usual’ and demonstrate that enterprising approaches to community services can bring exciting results for everyone.

Experience shows us that community led nurseries can make a real impact on everyone, not just the children who attend.

Our first project is to create a network of nurseries across Bristol that brings both financial stability to community hubs and at the same time delivers an excellent and much needed service. It’s our vision that all children growing up in Bristol feel proud of their own neighbourhoods and are able to access everything that the whole city offers.

Raised in Bristol is a social enterprise and recycles profits locally.



Meet the Team

Between us we make up a highly skilled team with experience in childcare, community development and business

Anne Malindine

Kirsten van den Hout

Sasha Lines

Nicola Brimble
Head of Nursery

Research and Development Funding
for Raised in Bristol


Raised in Bristol has received some grant funding towards the cost of research and development of our business model, and its replication in partnership with other communities, from the following organisations:

Power to Change


Quartet Community Foundation


Awards for All
(Big Lottery)