Foundation raises £1m for small causes helping communities through pandemic

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 May 2020

The Quartet Community Foundation has raised £1million for small community causes.    Picture: Quartet Community Foundation

The Quartet Community Foundation has raised £1million for small community causes. Picture: Quartet Community Foundation

Quartet Community Foundation

The Quartet Community Foundation has raised more than £1million for the Coronavirus 2020 Response Fund.

The Quartet Community Foundation has raised £1million for small community causes.    Picture: Quartet Community FoundationThe Quartet Community Foundation has raised £1million for small community causes. Picture: Quartet Community Foundation

The fund is supporting small causes across North Somerset, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire during the coronavirus pandemic.

The response fund was set up in mid-March and hit the milestone figure in a matter of weeks, which the foundation says is thanks to the generosity and support of hundreds of fundraisers, donors, philanthropists and businesses in the area.

Quartet foundation chief executive Sue Turner, said: “Whether it’s taking meals to the homeless, reaching out to older people or helping learning disabled people fight isolation, people are going above and beyond in this time of crisis.”

More than £500,000 worth of grants have reached 100 causes in these communities.

To donate, log on to www.justgiving.com/campaign/BristolCoronavirusFund








If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury