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Bristol leads the way with contactless donation points to combat homelessness

Four 'Tap for Bristol' points have popped up outside various businesses throughout central Bristol.

A new contactless donation system has been set up in Bristol to try and combat the city's homelessness problem.

Four 'TAP for Bristol' points have popped up outside various businesses throughout central Bristol.

Each 'tap' of your contactless bank card would donate £3 towards local homeless charities.

The scheme is the first of its kind in the UK.

All money will go towards providing emergency support to the homeless population as well as preventing homelessness.

The scheme is the first of its kind in the UK.

The people behind the project say it will 'directly support people who are currently homeless in Bristol'.

Three of the current locations for the 'TAP for Bristol' points:

  • 25/27 College Green (the former FOPP store opposite the Green)
  • Waitrose on Queens Road
  • Café/bar at Bambalan at Colston Tower
One 'TAP for Bristol' Point at Bambalan

TAP points are also being installed in business premises to allow employees and visitors to donate.

The first to go live will be at Lloyds Banking Group's headquarters.

All donations will be divided equally between the charities.

Each 'tap' of your contactless card would donate £3 towards local homeless charities.

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