Our key aims are to create a landmark event for carnival’s 50th anniversary next year, provide a sustainable future for St Pauls Carnival, and support the local community.
Carnival is traditionally a participatory event for local people, not a spectator show.
The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, is very supportive of St Pauls Carnival, our vision and focus on long-term sustainable success.
St Pauls Carnival CIC is a brand new organisation and all the directors are unpaid volunteers. So currently we have spent very little money.
We understand that in recent years the large, on-street St Pauls Carnival events have cost in the region of £250,000 of public money.
The CIC is a Community Interest Company, created by members of the community to secure a sustainable future for St Pauls Carnival, getting Carnival on its feet again and taking it back to its roots.
The new board are a team of 9 local people offering range of specific skills and expertise on a voluntary basis.