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Today we launch our UK-wide Surviving Winter appeal. An annual campaign that helps older and vulnerable people facing fuel poverty in the colder months

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The Beacon Awards for Philanthropy has launched a search for the most inspirational philanthropists in the UK. Nominations are now open and will close on 5 December 2014

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Sussex community foundation celebrated its 9 year anniversary last month at the grade I listed building Goodwood House, seat of the Duke of Richmond.

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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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Today we launch our UK-wide Surviving Winter appeal. The annual campaign, which helps older and vulnerable people facing fuel poverty in the colder months, raised £1.46m last year, and helped 23,000 individuals. Last year, the Office for National Statistics estimated that 30,000 more people in England and Wales died due to winter conditions, an increase of 29% on previous years.


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