Donations, Appeals, Legacies & Volunteering


Arnos Vale is entirely reliant on the generosity of its supporters; we have no government or local authority funding.

Arnos Vale receives no council funding and we rely on our visitors and supporters to keep this historic gem open for the community. Despite our growing revenues from commercial activity we are developing on site, we still face an annual shortfall in our finances which means we rely on your donations.

The money you give goes towards maintaining the 45 acre cemetery site and numerous listed buildings and monuments we have at Arnos Vale.  We rely on a small staff and dedicated team of volunteers to continue this work and maintain the space for Bristol and the wider community.

A Gift in your Will


After you’ve taken care of loved ones, you may wish to leave a gift in your will to Arnos Vale and pass on something wonderful to future generations.

Every year, we receive gifts generously left in wills by our dedicated supporters. These kind gifts enable us to protect our wonderful heritage and allow nature to thrive and inspiring the next generation to value, enjoy and visit this wonderful place. From restoring our wonderful listed buildings and protecting wildlife habitats, to repairing pathways and working with communities, gifts in wills are used right at the heart of our work. Please consider leaving a gift in your will and help to look after the place you love.

A gift in your will to is an incredible way to celebrate your love of Arnos Vale and leave a lasting legacy to ensure that this special place is protected and enhanced. Every single gift, no matter the size, makes a lasting difference and is directly use to look after this amazing 45 acres of green space and stories.

How to Leave your Legacy

If you would like to leave a gift in your will to Arnos Vale it’s really simple. There are a number of options when it comes to making your will, but we always recommend seeking professional help to ensure your will is valid. This will give you peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out in the way you intend.

You will need these details:

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
West Lodge,
Arnos Vale Cemetery,
Bath Road,
Bristol, BS4 3EW

Registered charity number: 1120210 (England and Wales)

Telling Us About your Special Gift

If you've decided to leave us a gift in your will and you feel comfortable to tell us, we’d love to hear from you, so that we can say thank you.
A huge thank you to all our supporters we couldn’t do it without you.


The Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery

The Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery have long supported us since their hardwork saving the Cemetery in the original campaign. To join the Friends complete this 2020 Application form or send an enquiry below.

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0117 971 9117 to talk in person