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Contactless donation points already raised £1,000 for homeless in three weeks

The charities behind TAP for Bristol have now announced the installation of four new TAP points.

A new contactless donation system that was launched in Bristol only three weeks ago has already raised £1,000 for the city's homelessness problem.

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

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

Waitrose on Queens Road makes up half of the total, raising £500.

Each 'tap' of your contactless bank card donates £3

The charities behind TAP for Bristol have now announced the installation of four new TAP points.

The TAP locations:

  • University of Bristol's Beacon House Study Centre at the bottom of Whiteladies Road
  • The Mercure Hotel on Welshback
  • Inside the Lloyds Banking Group building on Bristol's harbourside.

The Mercure hotel will have two TAP Points, one on an outside window for passers-by and another hand-held, counter-top donation point on the main reception desk for guests.

Lloyds Banking Group is also installing two hand-held TAP Point devices inside its main entrance aimed at staff and visitors.

Lloyds Banking Group is also installing two hand-held TAP Point devices

If all nine of the current TAP Points receive the same level of donation as the Waitrose site, the scheme will raise well over £10,000 before Christmas.

The current locations:

  • 25/27 College Green (the former FOPP store opposite the Green)
  • Waitrose on Queens Road
  • Café/bar at Bambalan at Colston Tower
All money will go towards providing emergency support to the homeless

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'.