In mid-March the High Sheriff of Somerset 2020-2021 Mary-Clare Rodwell gave us a special award. Our trustee Jonathon Baker received the High Sheriff Special Recognition Award on Quartet’s behalf. The presentation came a year to the day from the launch of our Coronavirus 2020 Response Fund on 16.3.2020.
Mary-Clare Rodwell High Sheriff of Somerset 2020-2021 said: “Quartet’s prompt response, making grants to new and existing groups, continues to help our community. Thank you.”
Over £1.1m awarded to groups in historic Somerset
The award comes at the end of a record-breaking year of grant-making at Quartet, and also within the historic county of Somerset served by Quartet – B&NES and North Somerset.
- Over £500,000 has now been awarded to more than 100 projects in B&NES
- Over £660,000 has gone to more than 100 projects in North Somerset.
As a result across historic Somerset our grant-making since 1 April 2020 now stands at over £1.1m. This enormous achievement is in so many ways down to the generosity of our supporters, who’ve helped nearly double the amount of funding going to charitable organisations helping local people in need since Covid hit.
Claire Wynne Hughes works with our fund holders in B&NES. She says: “We are so grateful to all of our fund holders and those who have added to their funds who have made this support possible”.