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Giving a microphone to local residents

On the 21st of November 2017, an idea was planted in Halston drive community room. An idea to give a microphone to local residents, to amplify their voices and to champion that yes, their opinions really do matter. An idea of formulating and designing projects in collaboration with the local residents as opposed to offering a finished result alien to their reality. This idea is TALO, a women-led social enterprise run by highly skilled Somali women well connected both to the community and to local issues. This idea has blossomed into a space owned by the community that is easily accessible and flexible to their preferences.

Through the key priorities of positive representation and positive engagement, Team TALO are determined in empowering the families they work with by focusing on a tool-based approach which highlights individual talents and skills. This approach works and is the essence of a long list of successful activities which include family half-term trips, Queen’s night dinner, Eid festivals, children baking classes, bike rides, advocacy service, health and school’s curriculum information sessions to name a few. TALO is continuing to grow thanks to its valuable community support which played an integral role in establishing strong roots in Bristol.

Find out more about Talo by exploring the Feeder Canal Route on Bristol Giving Day.

We’re infinitely grateful to our Sponsors:

Burges Salmon

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.

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