Covid 19 has changed our lives. Things that we took for granted: who we can see and what we can do. We’ve had to adapt: sometimes painfully. However, many incredible charities in Bristol have continued to work to reduce suffering across Bristol’s communities.
This year Bristol Giving Day had to adapt too, meaning no day of fun social activities like last year. Instead we celebrated the achievements of our City’s many local charities and the businesses that work with them with an online event.
Bristol Giving Day 2020
Celebrating our wonderful local charitable organisations and everyone who supports them
This event took place from 11.00 – 12.00 on Wednesday 14th October 2020. We were joined on-line by 6 amazing speakers, 60 participants and two VIPs.
Thank you for everyone’s contributions; for great conversations and the inspiring charitable work behind it all.
Whats Bristol Giving Day?
Bristol Giving Day encourages Bristol businesses and their employees to support the small, vital community organisations on their doorstep.
The latest figures show that 80% of all charitable income goes to the largest 4% of charities. Yet local organisations not in the largest 4% are often the ones there to help people in need and they need our help now to support their work.
Bristol Giving Day helps to shine a light on the great work our small local causes do all year round, and how they have proved to be our local communities last line of defence during Covid-19.
Now in its third year, Bristol Giving Day, due to the pandemic, is taking an online form and will be celebrating the great work of charity and business relationships during this difficult time
Bristol Giving Day is organised by Quartet Community Foundation with a range of partners including Burges Salmon.
Quartet addresses local needs
In the first nine months of 2020 Quartet awarded over £1.475 million to small charitable groups in Bristol: the highest amount ever.
We distribute around 1,000 grants each and every year to voluntary and community groups across the West of England.
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