We are continuing our efforts to support good causes in the West of England

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Young people from Babbasa at Quartet's Annual Celebration in 2017

Thanks to our supporters, over 70 groups were awarded a grant through us last month. This put over £345,483 of grant funding into charities and voluntary groups stretching from Weston super Mare to Radstock, from Tortworth to Bitton, and many points in between.

The wide range of beneficiaries included preschoolers at Bannerman Road Primary in Bristol, who will be enjoying forest school sessions this summer and older people at risk of falls, who will benefit from Mature Movers exercise classes.

Click here for the full list showing grants awarded through us every month.

Already this year we’ve made 150 grants to vital projects improving life for local people.

Here are just five of the grants approved in March 2018:

·         £15,000 awarded to Second Step Housing Association to build the skills and capacity of front-line staff in their homelessness accommodation services so they are better trained to help clients with complex mental health needs (Catalyst Grants Programme)

·         £444 awarded to Bitton Village Residents Association to replace their existing projector and purchase a microphone for free film nights in the village (Express Grants Programme)

·         £2,000 awarded to Weston and District Community Transport to replace a server and computer system so they can better run this essential service (Express Grants Programme)

·         £1,000 to South Gloucestershire Citizens Advice Bureau to contribute towards the cost of a Specialist Debt Advice Worker to help clients with fuel debt problems (Surviving Winter)

·         £6,000 to Babassa Youth Empowerment Project to cover the cost of a Business Development Coordinator to create a business plan to boost their work supporting aspiring young people from disadvantaged communities to pursue their professional ambitions (Comic Relief Local Communities)

Quartet Community Foundation offers philanthropy services, makes £3million in grants each year and offers community leadership, all to bring about stronger, more resilient communities where people are better able to organise and respond to the needs and aspirations of all who live here. We have over 240 grant-making funds, and manage an endowment of around £28 million.