Funding news from Quartet Community Foundation

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Access Sport are one of 12 groups to recently benefit from grants through the Dan Hickey Fund
  1. Friends and family of Dan Hickey make third round of grants in his memory

In February the Dan Hickey Fund awarded eight grants to voluntary and community organisations to help young people in Bristol enjoy sport and drama activities. The Fund has been set up in memory of a local young man who died tragically in a hit and run incident in August 2015. Dan was 25 years old when he died.

Thanks to the efforts of the Dan Hickey Fund supporters, £20,190 of grant funding has gone to charities and voluntary groups stretching from Hartcliffe to St George, and many points in between.

The wide range of beneficiaries include young people aged 6-14 years in Hartcliffe who will benefit from two creative holiday programmes this Easter and young people in Easton who will benefit from a 12 week BMX programme to learn cycling and bike maintenance skills, helping boost self-confidence.

Click here to read the full list of grants awarded in February 2019 through the Dan Hickey Fund.

2. Grants available for local groups

Local groups can apply for a range of grants through Quartet Community Foundation.

The Mall Fountain Fund is open until 6 May 2019 and offers up to £1,000 to groups within 15 miles of The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.

The North Somerset Community Transport grant programme is now open and offers small grants of between £50-£500 to local transport schemes providing accessible, affordable transport to North Somerset residents with limited mobility, typically run by local volunteers in the community.

Don’t forget our Express Grant programme is always open, offering up to £5,000 to benefit disadvantaged people.

See the full list of all the grant programmes currently open to applications.

First Steps, Bath could offer Rugby Tots sessions thanks to a grant through the B&NES Community Wellness Fund

3. Grant programme awards more than £16,000 to local wellbeing projects

Bath Carnival, First Steps Bath and Sporting Family Change are among 12 community groups and charities benefitting from the Bath and North East Somerset Community Wellness Fund grant programme to improve mental ill health and loneliness across the area.

Claire Wynne Hughes, Philanthropy Executive for B&NES at Quartet Community Foundation said: “These 12 groups are great examples of the kind of small, local good causes Quartet supports in Bath and North East Somerset. Our Vital Signs research highlighted many of the health and wellbeing challenges faced in the area including high levels of childhood obesity in Twerton and Radstock so we’re so pleased these grants will support groups in their work to promote health and wellbeing in the area.”

See where all twelve grants went.

The Hive Avon Ltd were awarded an Express Grant of £2,725 to run a pilot course on relationships for the benefit of people with learning difficulties

4. Local causes benefited from over £350,000 through us in March

The Hive Avon Ltd were awarded an Express Grant of £2,725 to run a pilot course on relationships for the benefit of people with learning difficulties

More than 50 small, local causes benefited from grants through Quartet Community Foundation last month. From Patchway to Knowle West and Weston super Mare to Wellow these grants, worth over £340,000, will improve life in the West of England.

Find out where all the grants went last month.