The first 15 years


Community Resolve’s street-based team, 2012

Community Resolve was formed in 2001 by three volunteers interested in expanding mediation principles to broader community development work. By the time our innovative on-the-ground delivery work ended in Bristol in 2015, we had 35+ part time workers from across a huge range of backgrounds merging their ideas and experiences into projects touching all aspects of city life.

For examples of our work across Bristol and its multiple levels:

When our on-the-ground work in Bristol closed down, we were touched by the support and goodwill expressed by residents, agencies and professionals for what we had achieved in the previous 15 years:

‘They had the skills to go on the streets, to meet younger people from different cultural backgrounds and to engage them better than any other organisation in the city.’
Service user 

Every time I come here they show me love …
I’ve got nothing but love for them.’

Young service user

‘[They] filled a role: saw a particular issue that was very serious and tried to deal with it and had considerable success but were a casualty of a sea change in the funding landscape…’
External partner organisation

‘One of the Bristol organisations with the most
aried intelligences and experience’
Public sector commissioner

Our wide-ranging work is evident from this schematic we produced in 2010 – zoom to see what an amazing diversity of projects and interventions the team were delivering to Bristol residents, workforces and children and young people.