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Vital Signs 2022

The Vital Signs 2022 Report ‘Philanthropy in the West of England’ celebrates the value of philanthropy and calls for us to give local and give…

Philanthropy reaching local groups

81 projects benefited from grants worth £418,889 through Quartet Community Foundation in May 2022.
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Responding to the cost of living crisis

9 out of 10 charities are concerned about the impact of rising costs on their beneficiaries, but did you know these same charities are facing…
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Video: Sowing the seeds of change

You’re invited to watch our newly launched ‘Sowing the seeds of change’ video. It’s what we do – work with our communities to bring about…
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Quartet supports local communities to celebrate the platinum jubilee

11 local charities and community groups received £79,498 to help local communities celebrate the jubilee.

Local insights on a national crisis

Last week fund holders at our Behind the Scenes event heard about our response to the cost of living crisis. Two grant recipients – Penny…

South Bristol - Call for Expressions of Interest

We are looking for an organisation interested in delivering a project brief to create and connect people to welcoming spaces in Withywood.
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Global day shines a light on gender inequality

The Women and Equalities Committee recently warned of the risks of ‘turning the clock back on gender equality’ by overlooking the labour market and caring inequalities faced…
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Who gets to live a long healthy life?

As a new report reveals the enormous health inequalities in Bristol, we look at the projects across our region taking action to offer good health…
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A Behind the Scenes look at health and wellbeing

This week more than a dozen fund holders joined our virtual Behind the Scenes event to learn about two key projects making a difference to…
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Bristol City Lab

Local people’s expertise at the heart of City Funds’ decision-making: City Lab – a pilot project.