Donations, Appeals, Legacies & Volunteering

Supporting Arnos Vale

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

Volunteering... Leave a legacy...

Leaving a Legacy

We currently have an amazing chance to save Arnos Vale for future generations.

From now on the care of Arnos Vale will rely almost entirely on donations. We are encouraging all our supporters to consider a legacy to support the cemetery.

To discuss alternative ways of raising money for Arnos Vale or becoming one of our major donors, please contact Kate Parsons on 0117 9719117 or email


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 simply click on the download here link below to download the application form. Alternatively for more information, fill in the enquiry form.

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Volunteering is vitally important to ensuring that Arnos Vale has a sustainable future.

We rely heavily on volunteers to deliver many of the activities offered here, and the maintenance and development of the site. We have both indoor and outside volunteer positions available as well as on specific projects like our wargrave maintainence team.

We also need volunteer tour guides to help us tell the story of Arnos Vale and some of our notable residents. If you can spare a few hours and want to help us manage this wonderful green space then we would like to hear from you.

As well as a wide range of opportunities for individuals we offer corporate or group volunteering experiences and team building days. Corporate Volunteering days are a great way to benefit your staff through team building and the challenge of working together in a new environment whilst making valuable investment in the local community.

Examples of work undertaken by Corporate Volunteering Groups:

  • Tree felling
  • Firewood preparation
  • Grass cutting
  • Maintenance projects
  • Clearing graves and paths

Contact and find out how you could help.

Arnos Vale is not run by Bristol City Council. You activities will be coordinated by our team. Please don’t hesitate to contact if you have any questions.

Corporate Sponsorships

Arnos Vale works closely with local businesses by signing them up to its Corporate Sponsorship Programme.

The sponsorship supports the activities of Arnos Vale’s Fundraising Team. Thank you to all our sponsors for their commitment, energy and enthusiasm for fundraising success at Arnos Vale. To discover the benefits to your company of becoming a sponsor, please contact

0117 971 9117 to talk in person