Foundation for Active Community Engagement (FACE) is a registered youth & community charity based in Filton, running regular activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the wider Bristol & South Glos areas.

Our focus is on supporting people to improve their lives and the community around them; through better skills, knowledge, opportunities, access to wider support, and making a positive difference by being 'active' in their community.

the Great Filton Elf Hunt!

FACE's Great Filton Elf Hunt will take place December 3rd - 21st.

There will be 25 elves hiding out across Filton. 

To be in with a chance of winning a fab Christmas Hamper, you can buy a trail map for just £1 and then you will be emailed a digital copy of the trail map (or you can collect one from FACE if you book an appointment for this!). Simply find all 25 elves and email us to tell us which of the 26 elves on the trail map is missing (one of the elves has gone to the North Pole early to help Santa!).

Get the right answer and you'll be put into the prize draw for a fab hamper!

The draw will take place on December 22nd and the hamper will be delivered to the winner (if the winner lives outside of Filton they may need to collect)

It's as simple as that!

Email info@facecharity.org.uk for more details, or look up the event page on Facebook!

Covid 19

The work of FACE is very different at the moment as all of our group sessions are cancelled following Public Health England and government guidance on stopping the spread of Covid 19.

We were coordinating a volunteer network and shielding helpline 4 hours per day, which ceased in August 2020. We continue to support a few people who need extra support during lockdowns.

We continue to run a Community Store & Jigsaw Loaning scheme in our Filton foyer, which is open Mondays - Fridays 10am-12pm.

We have been providing a range of resources and outreach activities for our members throughout the past 5 months via zoom, telephone, postal activities, and some groups began social distanced 'meet ups' and youth groups from July 2020 until National lockdown again in November.

We are now working remotely, using Zoom, with a variety of groups across the week for young people from Year 3+, and for young people and adults with social or learning disabilities. Contact us if you need the zoom log-on details.

Please see the dedicated Covid19 page for more information.

For Children and Young People

Our children and young people's groups started back in October 2020, following closure from March 2020 due to covid-19. 

We are following National Youth Agency guidance for youth centre re-opening. Youth Work is exempt from the national "Rule of 6", but in November these stopped due to national lockdown.

All youth groups have now moved online. Contact us in you need log-on details.

We await more details about when youth groups may re-open. We look forward to welcoming young people back to our sessions when we can. These will feel quite different with all the new guidance, restricted numbers, wearing masks (age 11+) and social distancing, but we will still be delivering great youth work activities for young people.

We also hope to soon be back to working within local schools, doing trips and residential activities, once Public Health England and National Youth Agency guidance gives this the all-clear!...next year?

For the wider Community

All community activities are currently cancelled during the pandemic.

We have a phased return for very small group community learning work from October 2020.

We hope to welcome back our Silver Surfers group, and start a new knitting & nattering group and a new jigsaw group... hopefully in 2021!

Quiz Nights

Following the cessation of the pub quiz nights we enjoyed so much, we have run 2 successful online quiz nights in July and September, and hope to have another one - celebrating all things Christmas - on December 5th! Contact us for more details, or follow us on Facebook!

 

FACE's Core Values

These core values underpin all we do:

Equality: being fair and consistent, providing equality of opportunity where everyone can fulfil their potential

Fun: providing a safe space to develop, whilst maintaining an environment for fun

Respect: listening, trusting, encouraging, and challenging each other

Integrity: doing the right thing and being proud of all that we do

Empowerment: enabling people to grow, learn, participate, and thrive

Making A Difference: having a positive impact on people’s lives and in our local community