Community work

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The Brandon Trust

A group from the Brandon Trust enjoy a spot of pond dipping © NT/Tyntesfield

A group from the Brandon Trust enjoy a spot of pond dipping

Brandon Trust is a Bristol-based UK charity working throughout the South West, supporting people with learning disabilities to live the lives they choose. Groups from the Brandon Trust daycentre in Nailsea have been coming to volunteer at Tyntesfield on a weekly basis since 2005, helping to care for the wider estate.

City of Bath College

City of Bath students, bankers workshop, Tyntesfield, North Somerset © NT/Kate Gunthorpe

City of Bath students, bankers workshop, Tyntesfield, North Somerset

Since 2010, we've been working with stone conservation students from City of Bath College to restore our beautiful Orangery in the Walled Garden.  This unique partnership won the people's choice award at the English Heritage Angel Awards in 2011.

The Bonfire Project

Every year we invite different community groups to take part in one day volunteering challenges with our outdoors teams. Groups help with a range of tasks from fencing and scrub bashing to pond clearance and harvesting.

Partners in learning

Our learning team have a number of partnership projects which have provided in-depth and unique opportunities for local children and young people to get involved. 

Going local

Our retail and catering teams are committed to supporting local suppliers, both in our shop stock and our tasty restaurant menu. We also hold monthly food and craft markets to showcase local producers.

A student involved in our 'Get Into' project © NT/Tyntesfield

A student involved in our 'Get Into' project

Prince's Trust

Young people from Bristol and North Somerset supported by the Prince’s Trust have been involved in a series of projects here at Tyntesfield since 2002. Through the ‘Get Into’ project, three groups of young people joined our team for three intensive training weeks to gain skills in either customer care or heritage construction to support them into the workplace. Through the Team Programme, young people have also been involved in raising money and creating accessible raised beds in the gardens for volunteers with disabilities.