Helping You To Help The Community

The Community Foundation is an organisation that specialises in charitable giving, managing over £7 million per annum in funding for local communities. These funds are managed through a variety of different grant schemes that are aimed at supporting community groups, grants for individuals as well as funds for specific geographical areas through our ‘We Love‘ community funds.

We provide grant funding to numerous community groups, charities and non-profit organisations across the county, all of whom provide invaluable services to their beneficiaries. These groups are at the forefront of tackling social issues and disadvantages in our local communities and work tirelessly to make a difference in your area. Through supporting them through your Community Foundation, you will be providing the support these groups need to help thousands of disadvantaged people across the county.  Whether you would like to make a monetary donation, join our new Foundation Club, or support The Community Foundation in another way, we would welcome your support.

How Easy is it?

We offer a full philanthropic management service for individuals, families and businesses that may wish to give something back to their local community in order to meet their Social Responsibility aims.

Most people want to give something back every now and again, and there are lots of channels to do so…..but, what happens when you want to know that your donation has had a significant impact on the cause you choose to support?  There is often little follow up and how do you know that your donation has gone to where it is most needed?

The Community Foundation is an organisation that specialises in the management of philanthropy.  We make sure that anything you give has a huge impact on our local communities, so not only can you hear about it, you can see it first-hand.

We turn charitable giving on its head, it’s not about how you give, it’s about what you want to achieve.  We’ll be with you every step of the way, helping to make sure that you are supported and that every penny you give has an impact locally.

Think of it like a journey.  Most people are on the journey, but they have little idea of what the destination looks like.  We look at your destination and help you to plan the journey that will help you to get there.  Sometimes you may get distracted on your journey and you may want to look at things that weren’t originally planned or you hadn’t thought about, but that’s OK.  We can support you with that and help to refine the plan as necessary.  When you’re on that journey, if you decide you want to change the destination that’s OK too.

It’s all about making sure that you are in control of the journey without having to worry about the minutia.

  • It’s about making sure that you can maximise your charitable giving.
  • It’s about making sure that you can maximise your charitable impact.
  • It’s about making sure that you can achieve the things that you want to achieve.

But, it’s also about being guided so that you only do the things that you want to do.

  • It’s about minimising the cost to you for your philanthropic support.
  • It’s about minimising the work load, so that you have more time to see the effects of your charitable giving, as opposed to worrying that you’re doing everything right.

Everyone wants to give in a slightly different way and everyone wants to achieve slightly different things.  With our bespoke philanthropic management plans that are developed with your wishes and needs in mind, you can be sure that you will be able to give and achieve what you want to – at your own pace and in your own time.

It can be a daunting and difficult process to start and done properly it can be expensive, but The Community Foundation can take all of that away to make it the best it can be, for you.

When you are ready to start your philanthropic journey, you can be sure that we will be there to support you and to make sure that you can achieve everything you want to; effectively, efficiently and easily.