Bristol is a great place to live and work for so many of us. It's a city of opportunity but also a city that still has needs. There are areas of affluence and areas of deprivation. There are pockets of poverty where people struggle.
We're lucky that there are also fantastic small local charities, community and voluntary groups here to help. They support young people with mental health problems, adults with learning difficulties, lonely older people - whenever someone needs a helping hand they're in communities and ready to help.
Why should I support Bristol Giving Day?
Did you know that 90% of charitable giving in the UK goes to the 6.8% largest charities? Small charities receive the crumbs – a tiny 3% of annual donations.
We don't think that's fair. Bristol's small local causes really deserve your support but you'll never have heard about them.
That is why we are holding Bristol Giving Day - so people like you who care can have some fun and raise money to support 45 small, local causes.
How can I get involved in Bristol Giving Day?
All you need to do is:
- Register to take part in Bristol Giving Day & we'll email you all the information you need
- Get a team together or do your own thing
- Get sponsorship & twist your boss's arm to match whatever you raise
- On 9 October take part in the Bridges Challenge - walk, wheel or run across as many of Bristol's 45 bridges as you like
- Donate £1 per person per bridge - or more if you can - and we'll share it between 45 local causes - 1 matched to each bridge
Who's behind Bristol Giving Day?
Quartet Community Foundation is the local charity facilitating the Day. They've created Bristol Giving Day to help people who care to give to small local causes that matter & deliver more funding into the micro and small charities and causes that do so much good in our city. They've given nearly £50 million to local organisations over the past 30 years.
Quartet are always personal, permanent and professional. They are here to help you realise your charitable wishes. Quartet Community Foundation is part of a much larger network of community foundations covering the United Kingdom and is accredited by UKCF (registered charity number 1080418). If you or your business want support to give more to local causes just get in touch with us.