Stories

We’re so proud of the work that we do. Because of you, our endowment at Quartet means we’re able to award a thousand grants every year. We have the privilege of making a difference to thousands of people in our local communities, changing lives today, tomorrow and forever. Here are some of the stories of lives we have touched through our work with donors to inspire philanthropy and on the front-line addressing social needs.

A quiet place in the city

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Levelling up at the City Farm

QCF has helped the Denman Charitable Trust channel funding to St Werburghs City Farm to support its work with young people.

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Improving life chances

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Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) helps one parent families living in poverty and isolation to improve their lives and play a greater role in society.

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Family to family support

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QCF have helped Fund holders the Wilde family to channel funding to Home-Start.

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Inspiring change

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Drumming with Changing Tunes

A grant of £4,400 towards running music classes in prisons and post release work, to teach prisoners music and instill a feeling of self-worth and confidence.

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Giving advice

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Children receive individual instruction and learn skills from blowing bubbles to floating on their backs and leaning strokes, following the Halliwick Concept, an internally recognised technique for teaching disabled children to swim

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I love all of it, especially the art and the humour

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Alive! is a local charity working to alleviate those feelings of loneliness, boredom and isolation experienced by many older people, whether living at home or in residential care, by improving the quality of life for older people through fun and engaging activities.

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Funding social change together

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Working party group for the new garden project

At the 2014 Funding Network (TFN) Bristol event, the Carers’ Centre in Bath received £4,851 to create a new outside space where people caring for a dependent family member can escape the pressure and isolation.

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Ensuring permanence

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Enabling older people and those with mobility difficulties, to enjoy the benefits of a reliable and accessible transport services, giving access to everyday services such as shopping, healthcare, social and sporting activities

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Reconnecting with our food

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The project was established to provide a sustainable model of farming aimed at reconnecting people to where their food is grown.

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