We’re so proud of the work that we do. Because of you, our endowment at Quartet means we’re able to award a thousand grants every year. We have the privilege of making a difference to thousands of people in our local communities, changing lives today, tomorrow and forever. Here are some of the stories of lives we have touched through our work with donors to inspire philanthropy and on the front-line addressing social needs.
Join the Friends of Quartet Community Foundation for carols and festive tunes from North Bristol Wellbeing Choir, a wonderful group who come together in Southmead to boost their wellbeing through music. Sing carols and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies.
“Coming to the group is about socialising, it stops us feeling isolated, some of the group would be really isolated if they didn’t come. People get two buses to come here, they love to come and chat with everyone, making friends, we do have a laugh,” Abigail said.
63 pre-school children from the lowest income Bath families received a free, nutritious hot lunch each day at nursery thanks to a grant for £2,400 through us, giving them the energy to fully enjoy a fun-packed day of learning.
Thanks to our supporters disadvantaged young people in Bristol can stay out of trouble this summer, older people in B&NES will be able to get out and about this winter and ten people in South Bristol will get help to learn to read.
Noone should be left to struggle in old age, scavenging in bins for food and going without food and heat. Grants through us help older people cope with crises, and enjoy social and learning opportunities in what can be their golden years.
“One young boy, who started to come to the sessions around half way through the holidays would come to get food at least three times a session. He was clearly very hungry and we were able to provide healthy nourishing food for him, which he appeared not to be getting at home” says Baggator who’ve received several grants through us including a grant last year to set up a Monday club for young people in Easton.
Different generations in Barton Hill didn't always seen eye to eye. But through working together on a festival performance, and sharing their personal stories, young and old really came to know and respect each other. Lesson learned? "Young people need to believe in their power to unite communities."