Vital Signs

The Vital Signs 2021 Report ‘Climate and communities: a fairer, greener future in the West of England’ highlights how Covid has hit our most disadvantaged communities hardest – and warns the climate crisis will do the same. 

Published in March 2021, the report examines how the climate crisis is already affecting lives in the West of England and includes local and national data on energy and transport, food, weather and nature.

It also features local projects already taking positive steps to improve the environment and tackle climate change. This 16-page Vital Signs report is unique as it collates data from many sources and highlights the role philanthropy can play by supporting community projects across Bristol, B&NES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. To read and download a copy of our Vital Signs 2021 report, click below.

Organisational Resilience in Third Sector Youth Organisations in Bristol

This report looks at organisational resilience in voluntary, community and social enterprise sector youth organisations in Bristol. Our findings identify five key factors that affect resilience. The research is a collaboration between academic researchers at the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and Quartet Community Foundation.

Coronavirus Recovery Report 

A strategic four point plan to bring new resources in to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in the West of England. Available as an Executive Summary. 

Further reports referencing COVID recovery:

Annual Review

The reviews tell some of the stories featuring the amazing people who help to inspire local giving.

Funding the Future of vital community hubs – Report

The report shows us how we can help support community hubs, so they can carry on their vital community role long into the future.

Existing fundholders

See a complete listing of all our permanent and flow through fund holders.

Grants awarded

Browse the latest grants awarded.

Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change diagram, below, shows how we expect our work to benefit local people over the short, medium and longer term.

Social needs of younger and older people

We produce a range of reports and publications. We have produced a menu of social needs profiles in response to requests for more information about local need.

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