We hope you share our passion for supporting people and causes in need of our help! There are so many good causes and fantastic work being in our District by the voluntary sector, it can be hard to know where best to lend your support.
Local community groups and charities can tackle very difficult issues and have a huge impact on local communities. We work with local groups to understand their needs, helping them to deliver lasting change and have the greatest impact.
We make local donating simple, as we provide you with peace of mind by carrying out all the necessary checks before making any awards.
We work with the groups we fund to measure and report on the impact of each grant.
Our expert knowledge and years of experience, means that we can provide you with all the information you need, to ensure you are making a LOCAL difference.
We are local… We have been around since 2008 and are part of a UK and International network of 2,500 Community Foundations. You can support the local community in which you live and work, and can visit the projects you support to see for yourself the positive impact that they are having.
We carry the financial and legal responsibility… All our funds and foundations sit under the Community Foundation’s Registered Charity Number. We take care of all the annual accounting, compliance reporting and tax claims, so you don’t have to, allowing you to focus on the enjoyment of giving.
You receive the credit… We offer a variety of ways to give to suit your desired level of involvement and a broad range of community organisations to support. You receive, if you so wish, the benefit of any publicity created.
We’re expert and professional… We provide a highly personalised and professional tailored giving offer to philanthropists, families, companies, trusts and statutory bodies. Whether you want to give now or in the future, we can customise a giving plan that meets your objectives and provides opportunities for learning to ensure your giving is effective.
We’re transparent… We are reputable stewards of community resources, committed to being accountable, accessible and responsible backed by the Charity Commission and UK Community Foundations.
We use and share our knowledge… We research local community priorities throughout each year, always consulting with local people. With this information and our learning from the work we support, we can guide you on how to have the greatest impact with the resources available to you, aligning your giving aims with the community’s priorities
We aim to have a collective positive impact… We provide a highly personalised and professional tailored giving offer to philanthropists, families, companies, trusts and statutory bodies. Whether you want to give now or in the future, we can customise a giving plan that meets your objectives and provides opportunities for learning to ensure your giving is effective.