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 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 run a Community Store & Jigsaw Loaning scheme in our Filton youth centre foyer, which is now 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' from July 2020.
We are now working on our re-opening plan from Sept/October 2020 for all groups, with different sessions possibly opening on different weeks - more details to follow soon.
Some sessions will be on different times and days than they were before as we reduce our group sizes and spread activities across the week.
Please see the dedicated Covid19 page for more information.
For Children and Young People
None of our youth groups are currently running, however from July we do have youth workers doing limited socially distanced detached youth work in Frampton Cotterell on Tuesday nights and Filton on Wednesday nights.
'Meet ups' for small groups of targeted young people are also taking place for other groups - members will be contacted about this.
Some resources and activities are shared on our 'covid19' page and families and young people can keep in touch with us via Facebook @foundationforactivecommunityengagement
For the wider Community
None of our community groups are currently running
We have an online fundraising quiz which can be accessed here: https://facefamilyquiznight.eventbrite.co.uk if you'd like to join our online quiz night on 5th September
FACE's Core Values
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