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Community First

Community First is a unique opportunity to make your donation go further by receiving a 50% match from the government. The endowment match is available through community foundations in England until March 2015.

How does it work?

Your local community foundation will talk through your donation with you to understand the sort of charities you want to support. They will then set up a donor advised fund for you at the community foundation. The 50% match will be drawn down and the investment will be managed by CCLA.

Who is eligible?

Community First match funds are available to individuals, families and corporates in England.

Your local community foundation - the support you’ll receive

Your local community foundation will manage all the administration, due diligence, reporting and compliance with the Charity Commission. Our expert teams can help you find the right organisations and causes to work with, helping you support the causes you care about in the most effective way. We'll keep you up-to-date with exactly how your money is being spent and the difference it is making.

What to do next?

Please read our factsheets for individuals or corporations for further information and contact your local community foundation if you’re interested in setting up a fund.

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