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.
A radio project we supported with a Megawatt Community Energy is helping bring diverse voices to the climate conversation. “The grant gave us the opportunity to work with and discover a huge array of people and organisations doing such important work in the Bristol community and the environmental arena. It enabled us to continue the important work of the Black & Green Ambassadors too which received global success at this year's Cop26."
"The ultimate goal of the event is not only to celebrate Black History Month but also to bring together key figures of the community, local talents, and scholars/writers/ educators of Somali heritage who came from other parts of the world."
A recent grant to Flamingo Chicks helped children with multiple disabilities enjoy some much-needed post-Covid fun. "C struggles a lot with walking for long distances but loved every moment of the walk, listening to the music and performing with Flamingo Chicks."
“As well as the need to support all those in temporary and settled accommodation, there’s also a need to support the new demand from those that will become vulnerable to losing housing due to the end of the eviction ban, the end of furlough and the end of the Universal Credit uplift.”
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.”