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.
Our new Vital Signs 2021 report says that Covid has hit our most disadvantaged communities hardest - and warns the climate crisis will do the same.
“Our local charitable organisations will be frontline in responding to climate change because they’re on the ground, ready to act swiftly, as they’ve been doing throughout the pandemic." Picture - Bath City Farm.
“I found the walking group helps my anxiety” said Charlie*. “Osprey Outdoors gives me a sense of purpose and a reason to get up in the morning. I meet lots of great people and it has improved my confidence.”
Since 1 April last year we have given out grants totalling over £4.5m in one year for the first time ever. This is good news for local charitable organisations as they rise to the challenges of Covid, increased demand and fundraising difficulties.
“Coronavirus has hit disabled people and their families disproportionally. A Disabled Children’s Partnership study showed 71% of disabled children have worse emotional and mental health and 79% of parents say their own is worse too."
“The need for Southside's services has increased significantly during this crisis, with a surge in domestic violence as reflected throughout the UK. Referrals are increasing with more complex issues: increased mental health challenges, self-harm, drug/alcohol addiction and children and young people witnessing or being involved in violence."
"I like the Food Club because I don’t need to worry about paying my bills anymore, and it gives me space to think”. How Weston Hub is adapting throughout Covid-19 to support local families when they need it.
“We have been repeatedly forced to close our advice lines in recent months, due to overwhelming levels of enquiries. This grant will ensure we keep our advice lines open throughout the coldest months, enabling us to offer immediate support to those facing housing emergencies."