1. Maximum impact
Thanks to our expert guidance and in-depth local knowledge, you can achieve far more with your giving than would otherwise be possible.
2. Complete flexibility
You decide on the level of involvement that suits you. The community foundation takes responsibility for the fund on your behalf and deals with the Charity Commission and Companies’ House.
3. Minimum hassle
You can leave any time-consuming administration to us, while you focus on the causes you care about.
4. Regular feedback
We’ll keep you up to date on how your gift to the community foundation has been spent, and what recipients have achieved.
5. Active engagement
Opportunities to meet, and be involved with, the people and projects supported by your fund, if you wish.
6. Value for money
We can provide you with information on the most tax-efficient ways to give, and we keep administrative costs to a minimum.
7. Long term effectiveness
By setting up an endowed fund, you can make a real difference to people’s lives, now and for years to come.
8. Professional expertise
The professional investment managers we use will be applying their expertise to build the value of your fund.
9. Independent and “cause neutral”
In providing you with expert advice and the benefit of our local knowledge, our only agenda is to help you ensure your giving makes a lasting impact in the areas that you care about most.
10. Individual and personal
Every fund established with a community foundation is precisely that: personal to you. It is not an off-the-shelf “product”, but made to measure, to suit your particular circumstances and meet your specific priorities.