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.