UK Community Foundations

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UK Community Foundations


Grants for projects in all sectors of the local community. Each foundation has its own character appropriate to the location and grants may be made to a wide range of activities including: health; children and young people; arts and culture; the environment; services.

Current Status: Open for Applications

Maximum value: Discretionary

Objectives of Fund

The broad purpose of UK Community Foundations is to promote and support local charitable and community activity.  This is achieved through managing donor funds, building endowments and making grants to charities and community groups.  Community foundations are created by and for local people.

Value Notes

Each community foundation has its own grant-making policy and may administer funds on behalf of other agencies.  Levels of grant assistance, therefore, vary greatly.

A total of £98.3 million has been awarded in grants over the course of the last year through 46 community foundations.

The average grant size is around £4,000.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not required.

Who Can Apply

Local voluntary, community and charitable groups may apply whilst some community foundations have funds for individuals.  Each has its own grant-making policy, criteria and timescales.

Applications from national charities may be accepted if the proposed project is firmly rooted in the local area.


Each community foundation is specific to its region and the categories of support vary, although there tend to be some factors in common in the definition of what they do not expect to support.  They are unlikely, for example, to donate to major capital appeals or to consider standard appeal letters.  Most would rule out projects and services with an exclusively religious purpose.  They also refuse to support any work with a party political content.

Potential applicants are advised to contact the sponsor directly for further information.

You can also visit their website for further information here UK Community Foundations

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