BYP Fund

Bristol Young Professionals has a fund with the Quartet Community Foundation. Quartet is a Bristol-based charity who have managed funds on behalf of individuals and groups throughout the South-West since 1987.

Quartet manages over 130 charitable funds which award over £2.5 million worth of grants every year to those in the most need throughout the local community.

Quartet has had a fund for young people in Bristol to donate to since 2003. This fund was previously called 'Bristol 500' due to its aim to attract 500 people to give at least £5 a month. In order to reflect the link with BYP the fund has now been renamed 'Bristol Young Professionals Fund'.

The BYP also donate to the fund from other fundraising initiatives throughout the year. The aim is to grow the fund, using half of the contributions to make one or two major grants a year and the remaining half to grow a long-term fund – an endowment fund – retaining the capital and using the income generated for future grants.

BYP Fund Grants listed below - via Quartet.

Date: 27/08/2015
Recipient: PAPER Artistic Development CIC
Amount: £1,000
Description: This grant funds their 'Creative Advice Bureau' project, a new creative careers advice service run by and for young people to benefit those not in education, employment or training.
Date: 27/08/2014
Recipient: Babbasa Youth Empowerment Project
Amount: £1,984
Description: Towards the cost of the Ask About Me mentoring project, supporting young people from disadvantaged communities to achieve their goals using an intergenerational dinner and networking event as an informal platform for aspiring young to connect with mentors.
Date: 25/06/2013
Recipient: Room 13 Hareclive
Amount: £2,000
Description: Funding was to develop a 'Friends of Room 13' network as a way to rally support and raise funds. This included building their online presence and fundraising capabilities and a launch event planned and delivered by young people.
Date: 06/03/2012
Recipient: Hartcliffe and Withywood Angling Club
Amount: £1,500
Description: This project established a Peer Education Program where more experienced anglers support young people, diverting them from crime and anti-social behaviour by engaging them in the activity of fishing.
Date: 14/02/2011
Recipient: Portishead Youth Centre
Amount: £1,200
Description: This grant covered the licence costs for the 97.9fm Radio Dynamic project, a radio station run by young people at Portishead Youth Centre.
Date: 19/04/2010
Recipient: Baggator
Amount: £1,000
Description: Funding enabled disadvantaged young people to take part in a cultural exchange with a youth group in Leipzig, Germany.
Date: 08/04/2010
Recipient: ACTA
Amount: £2,000
Description: This grant funded ACTA and Hartcliffe and Withywood Teenage Parents Project to provide arts activities for teenage and young parents in the Hartcliffe and Withywood area.
Date: 21/10/2009
Recipient: Community Resolve
Amount: £1,945
Description: Funding supported 2 young volunteers on community conflict resolution projects to gain an accredited youth work qualification.
Date: 15/10/2008
Recipient: Inspire Trust
Amount: £1,000
Description: This grant covered the cost of providing bursary places on Inspire's Pop Academy workshops, where members are tutored in pop dance and vocals by professionals. The grant allowed 10 disadvantaged young people from South Gloucestershire to attend.
Date: 15/10/2008
Recipient: Kingswood Young Homeless Project
Amount: £2,000
Description: This project enabled the young people at this hostel in South Gloucestershire to plan, design and develop their garden, so that they could create a nicer environment to live in, work as a team and learn new skills.
Date: 30/08/2007
Recipient: ACTA
Amount: £2,000
Description: This grant contributed to the cost of running a theatre project with people with mental health issues to help support them in finding meaningful employment.
Date: 03/05/2007
Recipient: Wheels Project Ltd
Amount: £3,500
Description: Funding contributed to providing two consecutive, intensive one week, courses for unemployed, disadvantaged and excluded 16 –18 year olds: a course teaching basic moped mechanical and maintenance skills and a second teaching car servicing and related skills.
Date: 09/03/2006
Recipient: Bristol Foyer
Amount: £3,731
Description: This grant supported Bristol Foyer to provide training, accomodation and support to find/maintain employment to up to 51 young people aged 16-25.
Date: 16/11/2004
Recipient: Ashton Vale Club For Young People
Amount: £2,000
Description: Funding supported this youth club to provide a safe and welcoming environment where young people can express themselves through activities and participation, whilst also making new friends.
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