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

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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.

Here are just five of the grants awarded:

·         £9,996 to Bristol Drugs Project to sustain their Youth Groups for children and young people whose parent’s/carer’s alcohol or drug use is problematic. (Catalyst Grant)

·         £2,500 to Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust toward the cost of the Nailsea Memory Café which provides support to people with dementia and their carers. (Express Grant)

·         £2,000 to We Hear You to cover the cost of additional counselling sessions in B&NES for adults and children diagnosed with cancer or other life threatening illness; and for their family members. (Express Grant)

·         £10,000 to NAOS towards therapeutic activities for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are experiencing mental health difficulties but who may not meet the threshold for statutory services. (Bristol City Council Youth Sector Support Fund)

·         £2,000 to Pauls Place to purchase an automatic shower toilet that allows adults with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments to perform their own personal care. (Stoke Park Friends’ Fund Grant)