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Mentor and downs syndrome child

In the last year, the organisations we work with have experienced increasing demands on the vital services they provide to our most disadvantaged communities. They are seeing rising numbers of people needing support, alongside a change in the nature of the help being asked for. And, with increases to their own operational costs, finding the funding required to keep going has become particularly difficult.

Quartet works with local authorities across the West of England. Funding from Bristol City Council enabled us to award a £5000 grant to St. Mark’s Baptist Church and Community Café, to support the challenges of isolation, loneliness and food poverty in Easton, Bristol.

The funding helped with the provision of a warm space with craft activities, games, laundry services and weekly home-cooked meals to guests.

“I came in December, stood outside in the cold, I was so anxious. I could hear chatting and laughter inside so pushed the door. I’m so pleased I did! It was warm and cosy (not a bit like a church), and the people were so welcoming. I was offered tea, there was space to sit and be quiet and games to play. I saw a jig-saw laid out with the edge pieces in place and it drew me. I started to add pieces, someone came and did similarly. Before I knew it, it was time for the meal and we all sat and ate together. I love it and I feel I’m accepted.”

A guest of St. Mark’s Baptist Church Community Café

This story is reflective of the feedback we receive each week. It demonstrates how small amounts of local funding can have such a large impact within our local communities.

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