Get Involved – Business

Businesses – how to get involved with the Knowle West Alliance

The Knowle West Alliance is a collaborative partnership of active and connected local residents, businesses and organisations building and supporting positive action in Knowle West.

Why join the Knowle West Alliance?

  • Because your business is based in or employs people from Knowle West
  • Because an economically vibrant Knowle West is good for both people and business
  • Because together we are stronger; together we can make the changes we want to see

Businesses – types of involvement:

Keep up to date: Join our communication channels to find out what’s happening in the area, celebrate what’s great and look for solutions for things that you want to change. 

  • Join our active Facebook group @KWAlliance
  • We are developing a website that will share useful information
  • We are developing an e:newsletter
  • We will be using local notice boards to share the newsletter
  • We will print the e:newsletter and copies will be available at local centres

Small Grants: We award grants of up to £100 for good ideas that make a difference to our area and we are also working with Filwood Community Centre who have some grants of up to £500 for positive creative projects in KW. LINK TO KW SMALL GRANTS INFORMATION

Become an Associate Business Member of KWA: Together we can create a Business Forum that encourages wider economic development in the area, that joins forces, shares ideas and takes action to support & promote local business.  This is a new and emerging group with the potential to:

  • Act as the voice for the business sector in Knowle West
  • Enable local businesses to get to know one another and help one another by working and trading in a supportive way
  • Work with the Alliance and its partners to help create the right environment for local businesses to succeed

To become an Associate Business Member your Business agrees to uphold the KWA Values, support good communication and help to develop the Business ForumContact the Alliance Coordinator for details.

Join KWA’s Working Group: If your business is based in or employs people from Knowle West you are welcome to join the Alliance Working Group.  We are looking for people who are committed to making good things happen, who will contribute skills & knowledge and actively support the wider work of the Alliance.  The group meets monthly.  Joining the Working Group: Contact our Community Development Worker (contact details on the back of this sheet) and meet up for a chat about the Alliance.  You’ll be invited to shadow a meeting, no obligation to join, but simply to see if it’s for you – if after that you would like to become a Member of the Working Group we’d ask that you agree to respect the Alliance Values (below) and commit to regularly attending meetings, at least half of the meetings each year and ideally all of them. 

Contact details

Alliance Coordinator: Lucy Holburn

Normal working days: Mon, Tue & Wed  
Community Development Worker: Frances Coates
Mobile: 07942 677 131
Normal working days: Mon, Tue & Wed  

Landline: c/o Knowle West Media Centre: 0117 903 0444

Post: Knowle West Alliance, c/o The Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Knowle West, Bristol, BS4 1NL