We were founded in 1986 to support voluntary and community organisations dedicated to improving their local communities. In that time over £25m has been awarded in grants to these groups, totaling in over 7,000 awards.
The Community Foundation movement originated in America over 100 years ago and its success and ‘local help for local people’ values has seen it become a worldwide movement. On a national level there are 48 Community Foundations in the UK which in 2014 alone, distributed over £65m in grant funding.
This new fund will directly support the local community organisations and initiatives that are tackling the biggest issues local people face right now.
We aim to:
“What is great about the 30 year fund is that once groups start benefiting, the people who donate to the fund will be able to say, ‘I did that’. We all know that we have need in our community, the same as everywhere else and this is a really simple way to help your own.” – Julie MacDonald, SYCF Trustee
We have been giving for 30 years. Now is your chance to join in and give back to your local community. Whether you are thinking of giving £3 or £300, rest assured that your donation will go to supporting someone on your doorstep.
If you are thinking of getting active with some fundraising this year then why not head to our JustGiving page by clicking the link below and fund-raise for our 30th Anniversary Fund?
To find out more about how you can give local please visit the 'Give' section of our website or get in touch direct by calling 0114 242 4857.