Why Bristol Giving Day matters
Bristol…Everywhere you step you have the dust of history on your shoes, a sense of the past in a city heading for a green and prosperous future; a maritime history and an entrepreneurial destiny.
Bristol has always resisted the bland. Our sounds, sights, venues, and people show off our unique character.
A paradise for foodies. The city where every street is an artist’s canvas.
A city of business and learning with vibrant companies across every sector.
This is a city of innovation with a heart for sustainability.
This is a city of opportunity. But a city that still has needs.
There are areas of affluence and areas of deprivation.
There are pockets of poverty where people struggle.
There are local good causes – charities, community interest and voluntary groups who are helping in these communities.
And they need our collective efforts to help them help others.
That is why we hold Bristol Giving Day.
Bristol is famous for many things. We think that we should be known for inspiring generocity.
Who is running Bristol Giving Day?
Quartet Community Foundation along with our sponsors and partners will be heading up Bristol Giving Day with the support of businesses of all sizes across the city.
Quartet Community Foundation’s aim is to give everyone the chance of a good life. We give grants to charities and community groups that help change people’s lives for the better across the West of England, giving as many people as possible the chance to fulfil their potential. Our support helps so many people – from children living in poverty to adults with learning difficulties, from survivors of domestic abuse and people whose lives are blighted by addiction to lonely elderly people. We gave out over £3.9 million in grants across the West of England last year but this isn’t enough to help everyone so we set up Bristol Giving Day to inspire people across the City to help too.
We work closely with a wide variety of donors to harness their passion for helping others and match it to vital projects that meet community aspirations and make a profound difference to people’s lives.
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.