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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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Quartet Community Foundation brings together people who want to help the local community with projects that make a real difference. Our main focus at Quartet Community Foundation is to change people’s lives for the better across the West of England. We are part of a national network of 46 quality accredited Community Foundations that match those who want to give money locally with those organisations and charities working to improve local communities.

Bristol Giving Day joins together businesses and local community causes to spread generosity across the city. One day in the year we strive to inspire extra charitable giving and right proper fun to make a big difference to local causes. Organised by Quartet Community Foundation with the support of the Bristol business community, Bristol Giving Day calls proud Bristolians to join together to love our city.