Philanthropy reaching local groups

Over £400k in grants went to 81 projects through Quartet Community Foundation in May 2022.

This grand total include £5,000 for a Lockleaze community dining club, £58k for BYCA-funded youth activities and £4,190 for a rural oil buying scheme tackling fuel poverty.

As part of our response to the cost of living crisis, we also awarded £17,500 to two charities providing advice to older people.

Four of the funded projects:

• £10,000 awarded to Age UK South Gloucestershire. For the Information and Advice service, supporting older people struggling with the cost of living crisis. (Catalyst Grant)
• £5,000 awarded to Changing Tunes. For the rehabilitative music service at HMP Leyhill. To engage vulnerable prisoners in trauma-informed music sessions, recording projects and performances. (Express Grant)
• £4, 000 awarded to Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH). Towards the upkeep and promotion in local schools of a helpline supporting LGBT+ young people. (Express Grant)
• £5,000 awarded to The School Kit Project (SKiP). To fund the purchase of new school uniforms for local primary and secondary school children in financial hardship. (Express Grant)

As many local people and the charities that support them struggle with the cost of living crisis, we’ll continue to respond to community need as we have done for the last 35 years. We’re proud to champion local giving which can make a real difference to lives in the West of England.

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