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.

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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Stroke cafe helps Ron start again

Last summer we awarded Bristol After Stroke £7,000 through the Medlock Fund for Older People to redesign their volunteer service. The charity relies heavily on its volunteers to run its front-line services including the popular drop-in Stroke Cafés which benefit so many people, including Ron.

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What difference do Quartet Community Foundation’s grants make in Bath and North East Somerset?

B&NES Carers Centre previously benefited from a grant through the Bath Half Marathon Fund towards a series of physical activity sessions for young people

The young people from Carers Centre B&NES explain why the Art Awards Programme means so much to them.

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From small donations to the Corrigan Fund

Ed Corrigan on Pero's Bridge

Local Professional Adviser Ed Corrigan explains why he set up a corporate fund for his company, Corrigan.

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Thanks to all who came to An Evening with Professor Alice Roberts in conversation with Miranda Krestovnikoff

Professor Alice Roberts, pictured, will be in conversation with Miranda Krestovnikoff

Thanks to all who joined us for our annual philanthropy event last night as we joined Professor Alice Roberts in conversation with Miranda Krestovnikoff.

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What did you have for breakfast today?

“Not every parent can afford to provide breakfast or all three meals for their children. It is the times we are living in at the moment" said a single parent who's children benefit from the breakfast club at Evergreen Primary in Easton.

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Thanks to all of you who’ve already donated to our Surviving Winter appeal

Older people will be able to keep warm and eat well thanks to the generosity of donors to our Surviving Winter appeal.

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