Free to access resources for charitable organisations provided by the Quartet Community Foundation and SPARK Somerset, including a “Top Tips for Grant Applicants” video

We’ve come across a few useful resources provided by grant-makers while researching our daily grants bulletin.

The Quartet Community Foundation, which is part of the UK Community Foundation Network and serves a population of about 1.1 million people in the four unitary authority areas of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, has a “Top Tips for Grant Applicants video on YouTube, which you can view HERE.

Not-for-profits in the area covered by the Quartet Community Foundation may be interested in its Vital Signs social needs report. The report combines the latest research and survey data to present a concise analysis of social needs in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. 

The Foundation also lists grants a number of grants programmes on its ‘Apply for a Grant‘ page *scroll down the page to find the list of grant-providers). Programmes that are currently open to applications are marked in bold.

Separately, SPARK Somerset, an infrastructure organisation for the charitable sector in Somerset which provides information, advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sector in Somerset, has a ‘Somerset Funding Portal‘. which is maintained by SPARK’s Funding Officer, Amelia Norton (LinkedIn profile).

The portal lists a number of funding opportunities by category, including Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Environment and Energy, and Health, Social Care and Wellbeing. Many of the funders listed will also support charitable organisations outside Somerset.

The links to the funding sources listed under each heading will take you to the website for each funder. While this may not always lead you directly to information about how to apply for a grant, Amelia is available to provide advice for Somerset organisations (contact details HERE), while GRIN can advise not-for-profits from other parts of the UK and overseas (contact us HERE).