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.
Louise tells us how getting involved with Bath City Farm, which offers her somewhere to socialise, enjoy the green space, the plants, the animals plus the joy of making, baking and working in the cafe, has given her mental health and wellbeing a real boost.
Nailsea Social Shedders are part of the 'Men's Sheds' movement, offering men - and women too - the chance to make and repair things, socialise and run a repair cafe. However their valuable machinery and tools were at risk of theft. But now, thanks to a Quartet grant, a former shipping container has been given a new lease of life as a secure lock up for their tools and machinery.
Youth Moves and the wider BYCA programme champion early intervention and prevention work for children and young people facing disadvantage and who may be at risk of anti-social behaviour or exclusion. Jim has been through the system himself and is now working to support young people in his local area.
Frank has late stage dementia and depression. He spends his days pacing restlessly around the Bristol care home where he lives. Alive! applied to us for a small grant to support their 'guided reminiscence' sessions to help elderly care home residents to connect with others, and express their identity...
Ellie had become disinterested in learning due to various pressures at home and elsewhere. Quartet supports a Bath-based charity called Mentoring Plus. Luckily for Ellie, she was referred to Mentoring Plus by her school and began to turn her life around...
We awarded local charity Emmaus Bristol a grant at the end of 2014, to establish a Business Incubator project, aimed at helping people facing poverty and crisis to develop sound business ideas. This is Stephen's story.