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Helping Build Thriving Communities

Ten community “health-checks” were published this week by community foundations. The reports pair existing data with the community foundations' local knowledge and the results of community consultations.

Vital Signs Published

Our manifesto for the General Election 2015, to create a positive culture of giving across the UK.

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The South Yorkshire Community Foundation Child Sexual Exploitation Fund in response to the abuse in Rotherham has raised over £70,000

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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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“Volunteering is vital to all communities”

16 October 2014

Two Ridings Community Foundations considers how, as a small and dedicated staff team, donations of time are equally as integral to community foundations role in the community as donations of money. Read more about their Volunteer Assessors here. 

Ten community “health-checks” were published this week by community foundations across the UK. The reports, which pair existing data with the community foundations' detailed local knowledge and the results of community consultations,assess communities on indicators such as employment, health and education.


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