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.
We're delighted to share our new Covid impact report. It reveals how we responded to the Covid crisis, distributing a record £5.2 million. ‘A year like no other: responding together to the Covid crisis 2020/21’ shines a light on the remarkable reach of our grant-making, and the role of community action.
“The most memorable moment was when an elderly man with learning difficulties enjoyed performing ballet throughout our concert; dancing, pirouetting and twirling with staff members. He came up to us at the end of the concert, gave us a thumbs up and said ‘thanks for the great music!”
“We had to adapt the way we worked this year... plans have changed... I cannot underestimate the value of this grant during Covid and how instrumental it’s been in ensuring we still have a service 12 months later.”
When you drive up the M32 from Bristol City Centre it’s hard to imagine what lies behind the colourful roadside fencing on Newfoundland Road. Yet under the shadow of a large sycamore tree just short of junction 3 you’ll find St Pauls Adventure Playground.
"We have spoken to older people and their carers and many are still afraid of leaving their homes despite the easing Covid restrictions. Attending an Alive Club will help and support older people to feel reconnected with others and their wider community and help rebuild the social network that was taken away this year, in a safe environment.”
“It was really great to be out working face-to-face providing positive activities for those who have, for a long time through the various lockdowns, been isolated and stuck indoors." This LPW-run holiday scheme funded through the Bristol Port Company Fund benefited young people in the Avonmouth area.
The last round of Bath Half Marathon Funding in 2019 awarded grants to 12 projects including Wheels for All Bath & West.
They received £500 to offer cycling sessions for teenagers with learning difficulties. These sessions offer specially adapted accessible bikes, such as three-wheel trikes which offer more stability.