Stories

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.

Helping mothers give children the best start in life

One mum who's been supported by Home-Start North Somerset tells us the support has been invaluable. Unfortunately they can only help half the people who ask for help, and they’d like to be able to fill this unmet need but this would mean having many more volunteers and more funding.

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Helping the Chinese community Survive Winter

Exercise sessions at the Healthy Eating event for the Chinese community

Members of the Chinese community flocked to an event about staying healthy in winter which has received a £2,000 grant from Quartet Community Foundation.

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Bishop of Bristol backs new appeal to help older people survive winter

Donate now to help older people like Mr and Mrs Pope who needed help to get through winter last year. As Mrs Pope explains: "The grant came as a welcome surprise as the money helped towards the purchase of a new oven which meant we could cook hot meals during the colder months. It also helped with the utility bills".

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Club offers friendship for Clevedon residents in their ‘Fourth Age’

Clevedon Happy Companions relies on volunteers

For some of members this is their only social outing of the week and the only meal they don't eat alone.

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Mothers and toddlers enjoy new group

Local mums find a safe, welcoming environment at the mother and toddler peer support coffee mornings in Weston super Mare. This project has been supported with a grant of £2,500 through the Mohn Westlake Foundation.

The group was the brainchild of local mums who needed somewhere safe to meet up with their children.

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Making the world of difference to children and young people

Stef Probert, HWCP’s Community Development Officer with volunteers at a football session in Hartcliffe, Bristol

Jayden – “There’s nothing to do, there used to be youth clubs but they’ve took them all down – I don’t know why.” Find out how funding through Quartet Community Foundation is making a difference to young people in Hartcliffe and Withywood.

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Launching the Alyson Chapman Fund

Philip Chapman and his children are pleased to announce that this month they are launching the Alyson Chapman Fund in loving memory of Alyson, amazing mother to Chloe, Jess, Ellie and Harry and Philip’s wife.

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Quartet supports residents’ work to clear drugs dens and fly tipping from estate

“My family have been living in this area since 1973 so I’ve been coming here since the early 70s when the estate was built. I would like it to look how it did when I was a youngster, it wasn’t so overgrown and the kids used to play in the trees and on the green spaces, have picnics and everything. I want them to have a safe space, a clean space, to enjoy."

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Fitness and fun for young people growing up in Bristol’s tower blocks

“Jacobs Wells is a pocket of deprivation which falls within the BS8 postcode - a very affluent area in Bristol, so there were no community projects happening” say JumpStart Fitness. The children have now benefited from fun fitness sessions thanks to a grant through Quartet Community Foundation.

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