More than 30 local projects benefited from grants through Quartet Community Foundation last month

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Access Sport received £2,500 through the Dan Hickey Fund towards the cost of BMX activities in the Easton area.

Last month more than 30 community groups and voluntary projects received grants through Quartet Community Foundation.

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the family and friends of Dan Hickey, over £20,000 went to eight voluntary and community organisations to help young people in Bristol enjoy sport and drama activities.

From the seemingly mundane yet essential – a £3,568 grant to Hawkspring substance misuse service to get some working computers – to the adrenaline fuelled – a £2,500 grant to Access Sport for BMX sessions in Easton – these grants invest over £150,000 in our local voluntary and community groups to support their vital work.

Here are just five of the grants awarded through us last month:

· £5,000 to Crisis Centre Ministries towards the running costs of the Wild Goose cafe, providing hot meals to people who are rough sleeping or living in poverty. (Catalyst Grant)

· £2,300 to Unique Voice toward the cost of running two creative holiday programmes over eight days in Hartcliffe for the benefit of 50 children aged 6-14 years. (Dan Hickey Fund)

· £1,900 to Autism Independence towards yoga and relaxation sessions for parents of autistic children in Bristol. (Express Grant)

· £52,900 to the Matthew Tree Project, the second year of a three-year award towards a project providing a food centre and wellbeing service for vulnerable families in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. (Henry Smith Charity)

· £3,000 to the North Somerset LGBT Forum towards a hub for LGBT+ organisations and support in North Somerset. (Express Grant)

Read the full list of the over 30 grants we awarded in February 2019.