Applying for a grant

Covid-19: We’re here to help you during difficult times

We want to be as helpful as possible so local causes can focus on the important work of supporting our communities.

Our grant programmes listed below can support both Covid-19 related activities and non-related activities. Please see our grant programmes listed below.

Please do get in touch:

Applying for a Grant

Quartet Community Foundation (QCF) awards grants to support community based work that has a charitable purpose. Primarily grants are awarded to organisations based and working in the West of England to benefit local people and where a relatively small amount of funding can make a significant difference.  We award grants covering a broad range of issues and welcome applications from both new and established groups.

We would encourage you to read our Vital Signs social needs report before submitting an application. The report combines the latest research and survey data to present a concise analysis of social needs in our region. We hope it will stimulate discussion around how best to respond to the complex challenges faced by our local communities.

Understanding the process

Before submitting an application, please read the ‘Essential Information’ section. If you are then happy to proceed you can browse the grant programmes we have available below. By clicking on the individual grant programme you can view the full guidelines, closing dates for the submission of applications and find out how to apply.

You can also see our ‘Top Tips for Grant Applicants’ video on YouTube. Please see here.

We are keen to ensure that we do not waste your time, so if you have any questions regarding eligibility, the application process or would just like to discuss your application before you apply, please email: or call Andy O’Sullivan on 0117 989 7748 or Julie Newman on 0117 989 771. We are always happy to help. Please use the following link if you would like to download our full Grant Making Policy:

Choose a programme

Browse the programmes below. You can apply to the programmes currently open (marked in bold).

All regions

Bath and North East Somerset


North Somerset

South Gloucestershire