We are committed to building a just and fair society

As part of our approach to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion we are proud to support several cross-sector initiatives

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largest funder in the UK

accredited community foundations

£m

of National Emergencies Trust funding distributed during COVID-19

£bn+

in distributed grants

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We are working with our members to explore the many ways in which their work aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The alignment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the work of community foundations is clear. The 5 P’s (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership) in the 2030 Agenda capture the breadth of community foundation work and align with the core mission of community foundations – to drive philanthropy and collaboration across communities for transformative and sustainable change.

 

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Little girl pointing and looking at women, with women looking in the direction the girl is pointingThe Island York, supported by Two Ridings Community Foundation
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Mitigating Climate Change and Foundations Platform 20

We are working with International Community Foundation organisations and Foundations Platform 20 (F20), an international network of more than 60 foundations, to call for government action to mitigate the impact of climate change. As hosts of the 2021 G7, G20 and COP26 Summits, the UK and Italy have a unique opportunity to commit to climate action, and ensure a healthier, more resilient, and sustainable world. We have joined F20 and other leading foundations as signatories of a letter to the Prime Ministers of UK and Italy, as well as a letter to the Presidency of the G20 to call for action.

Flexible Funders – Open and Trusting Grant-making

We want our funding to reflect the needs of our communities, and so we promise to stand by VCSE organisations. Covering the eight commitments, we will offer flexible funding, be open and transparent about our priorities, ensure that our delivery is effective, and encourage these flexible approaches in our partners to make a successful impact.

Two little boys smiling at camera with their miniture gardensWaltham Abbey Youth 2000, supported by Essex Community Foundation
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Show the Salary

As a commitment to fairness and equity, we have joined the campaign, #Show the Salary. We want to encourage other organisations in our sector to provide salaries in job advertisements and openly promote opportunities, to tackle the power imbalances and pay gaps that currently exist for applicants.

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Group of woman holding a mix of laptops and tablets smiling at the cameraBlack Butterfly, supported by Sussex Community Foundation (Picture: Darren Cool)

#NeverMoreNeeded

#NeverMoreNeeded is a campaign that’s calling on the Government to provide more support to the charity sector by improving existing measures and delivering more flexible and long-term funding. In April 2021, we signed an open letter for the campaign’s #RightNow movement, requesting that these actions be implemented in the Chancellor’s Budget.

Transfer your trust

We work in partnership with the Charity Commission to revitalise trusts which have been identified as inactive or dormant, and we help trustees to ensure that available funds reach good causes LEARN MORE

Local giving

Local philanthropy is vital to thriving communities and is at the heart of what we do, so we can provide funding to those who need it in the future. Our members connect people who care about their community to the causes that most need their support LEARN MORE

Corporate partnerships

We work with businesses, locally and nationally, who want to give back to the communities they serve. Our members have a unique understanding of local needs and offer an easy, effective and transparent way for businesses to invest in their communities with maximum impact LEARN MORE