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UKCF teams up with Comic Relief to award £4.5m to local communities

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14 UK community foundations launch their Vital Signs community report cards

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Local leadership is key focus at UKCF Conference 2015

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Community Foundations Network

We help individuals, families, entrepreneurs, companies, charitable trusts and public sector bodies connect with, support and invest in their local communities right across the UK.
What is a community foundation?

A community foundation is a vehicle for charitable giving. Community foundations work with individuals, families and companies to design bespoke grant making strategies that target particular issues or focus on particular geographical areas. There are 48 accredited community foundations in the UK.

What is UKCF?

UKCF is the umbrella organisation for all community foundations.  We quality accredit our member community foundations to standards endorsed by the Charity Commission and provide advice and support. We also provide philanthropic advice to donors and work to deliver UK-wide fundraising and grant making programmes through community foundations.

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‘Surviving Winter’ is a simple and efficient way to alleviate this genuine need.  Wiltshire Community Foundation works with partner organisations such as Age UK, Aster Living, the Credit Unions, Citizens Advice and Wiltshire Good Neighbours who identify those who really need help.  We give grants of £200 directly to those identified and last year we were able to support nearly 300 households.

The Community Foundation in Wales is delighted to offer congratulations to Jan Gould, a Vicar based in Ely, Cardiff, who was presented with a Point of Light award in recognition of the vision, passion and commitment she has shown in establishing the charity ‘Making Music Changing Lives’. 

We know that donating or volunteering to support your local community are their own rewards, however community foundations think it is of vital importance to properly recognise those who go above and beyond the usual in encouraging their local communities to become thriving and happy places to live.


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