Make your funds go further

With a network that reaches every corner of the UK, we are uniquely placed to work both with partners who want to fund nationwide programmes and those who wish to work in one or more specific areas.

We collaborate with Government departments, local authorities, businesses, trusts and foundations and individual philanthropists who, like us, share a commitment to developing thriving communities and supporting the community and grassroots organisations who provide the greatest impact in their local area.

Community foundations deliver our programmes, using their deep understanding of their region and their extensive networks to tailor their activity to the local context. UKCF links community foundations with our national partners, providing direction and support throughout the process.

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

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

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

Why partner with UK Community foundations

30 Years

30 Years Of
Experience

Support

Provide Advice
& Support

Reach

Reach More
Local Communities

National Reach

National
Reach

Woman passing VR headset to a man and another man watchingTuned in, supported by The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

Why give to UK Community foundation

Community foundations are rooted in their local communities. They have a long history of managing thousands of funds and they successfully distribute tens of millions of pounds each year, supporting good causes and grassroots organisations. Community foundations have an unmatched knowledge of their areas, evidenced by their abilities to match donors and partners with important local causes.

Our network has been chosen by the Charity Commission and DCMS as a partner in this programme, thanks to our due diligence process and ability to distribute money quickly, simply and effectively.

Depending on your situation, you could retain control over where your funds are spent, have a named fund or decide not to be involved at all.

“I was a little sceptical at first, as I didn’t want our family trust to lose its identity; I wanted it to continue in the way that we had set it up and to retain some involvement in where the money was spent. To my relief, when I discussed my concerns with the foundation, I discovered that they were as keen as I was to ensure that the fund stayed true to its purpose and that I could remain as involved as I wanted.”

A donor who transferred a charitable fund in her father’s name to Essex Community Foundation

Banner saying communityOxford City Farm, supported by Oxfordshire Community Foundation

Trusts and foundations

We are pleased to collaborate with other foundations and charitable trusts who want to reach communities across the UK.

 

Find out about the projects we've worked on

Laura

Speak with Laura

Contact Laura Cameron Long, Revitalising Trusts Manager, to find out how your trust could benefit local communities

020 7841 4373

lcameronlong@ukcommunityfoundations.org

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