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Giving and philanthropy

People and businesses from all walks of life can be philanthropists through the Community Foundation. We help guide your giving journey no matter where it starts.


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We know philanthropy

We are philanthropy advisors and partners, helping to guide your giving journey no matter where it starts. Our unrivalled knowledge and research means that by giving through us, donors make the most difference.


We know no two donors are alike, so we offer options allowing you to give when and how you choose. From starting your charitable fund, to giving with others who share your interests; from leaving a legacy to donating now. Whatever route is best for you, we will match your generosity to what is needed in communities now and in the future.


We reach hundreds of unsung community organisations addressing a huge range of causes in every part of our region. We’re the most successful organisation of our type in the UK, and we meet the highest standards of governance and transparency. We ensure funds entrusted to us are stewarded securely and responsibly. And because we are a registered charity, you can donate tax efficiently when you give through us.

Start your fund

Give in a way that matches your wishes by setting up a fund.

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Leave a gift in your Will

Give through your Will and help your community for generations to come.

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Join the Giving Network

On our own it's difficult to make a difference. When we work together, the possibilities are endless.

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Give with others

Give with other with people who share your interests and make a bigger difference.

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Professional Advisors

If you're a solicitor, accountant, financial advisor or wealth manager we can help you give the right advice to your clients about their giving.

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Tax efficient giving

If you are a UK taxpayer or business, there are a number of ways to give tax efficiently.

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