Quartet Community Foundation is the largest local charity supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) in the West of England. Its primary purpose is to connect people who care with causes that matter.
In pursuit of this, Quartet develops close relationships with fundholders, donors and supporters, helping them to match their giving with the causes that mean most to them. We work with organisations whose work spans a wide range of needs and issues, from addressing homelessness and poverty, to provision of food, and advice/support around mental health and wellbeing and domestic abuse.
We work across a wide geographical area: Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset.
As a result of the pandemic, it’s been a year like no other, but Quartet has continued to grow and to deliver its activities on an unprecedented scale. Our Endowment Fund stands at an all-time high, having reached £56.6 million on 31 March 2021. In 2020/21 we distributed a record-breaking £5.2 million in funds, helping hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged people fulfil their potential.
We have opportunities in three key areas for people to engage more closely with our activities: helping to shape our future plans, work alongside us as we implement them, and be an ambassador and advocate for the work of Quartet in the wider community. The three areas are as a trustee, a committee member or a grant panel member.