The Quartet Community Foundation support small, community-based charities and voluntary groups in the West of England whose work benefits local people. They give grants to a broad range of causes and welcome applications from both new and established groups. The Quartet Community Foundation is a charity that helps donors in Bristol and surrounding area to support the local causes and charities they care about. They manage a range of funds, all of which have their own funding criteria, priorities and closing dates. There are so many different types of fund we recommend you visit their website as these are changing all the time. Relevant Quartet grant schemes as of February 2023 include:


  • Express Grant (open all year)– the Express Grant can support charitable and community activities, projects and services that fulfil the following: Aim to improve the lives of local people by addressing specific needs and disadvantages within their communities, Reflect the concerns and priorities of the people they aim to benefit, Where possible include the active involvement of local people in designing and delivering the activity, Complement existing local charitable and community initiatives
  • High Sheriff of Somerset Charitable Trust Grant – help to combat crime.
  • High Sheriff of Somerset Charitable Trust – Neighbourhood & PCSO Policing fund – To support charities and community groups working closely with their Neighbourhood Policing Team and PCSOs to improve quality of life by preventing and reducing crime.
  • North Somerset Realising Potential Fund – supports disadvantaged people.
  • Commissioners Crime Prevention Fund – create safer communities. There are 3 opportunities to apply each year. The deadlines are Friday 27 May 2022, Friday 30 September, and Friday 24 February 2023.
  • Stoke Park Group Friends Fund – Grants are awarded to individuals and care groups working with people with learning disabilities. The fund is intended to benefit clients who previously enjoyed the facilities provided by the now disbanded Stoke Park Hospital Group and its outreach provisions, and other people with learning disabilities who may have used these facilities, had they still been operating.
  • North Somerset Community Transport Grant – support for community groups and car schemes.

How to apply: Most funding streams have their own application form which is downloadable from the website. For more information please phone 0117 989 7701, or Email: or visit



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