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 you during the Coronavirus crisis

3d visualisation of the coronavirus

We're here to help during the Coronavirus crisis. Whether you would like to donate to help others, or if you are a local charity, community or voluntary group that needs support then we are here for you - now and always.

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Getting Black2Nature

Young man has a wild moment in nature at Camp Avalon

Young people from inner-city Bristol enjoyed the benefits of being in nature thanks to a Black2Nature camp supported by a Quartet Community Foundation grant.

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Helping mothers give children the best start in life

While many of us are preparing for Coronavirus, vulnerable members of our communities are being left exposed. You can help those often left behind by supporting small local causes tackling the impact of this disease.

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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