Donate to Wiltshire

The Community Foundation makes giving to your community easy.  You can set up an endowment fund to deliver grants year on year or we can distribute your funding immediately by setting up a flow through fund.

Endowment Fund Options

Named Funds

A Named Fund at the Community Foundation works like a charitable trust but is much easier to manage, saving you the trouble of appointing trustees, handling investments and administration.  Named Funds are available for those who wish to commit to a minimum of £5,000 and will support the Foundation's general grant making.  Funds created or reaching £20,000 or more can be used to support issues and areas of your choosing.  A fund can be set up with a minimum commitment of £500 per year.

Donations to Named Funds are tax efficient, attracting Gift Aid and allowing the donor to claim other tax reliefs.  The Foundartion is also happy to accept gifts of shares.  Funds are invested and the income is used to make regular grants to projects helping local communities.  All the grants we make are ratified by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Themed Funds

Not all our supporters are in a position to set up their own Named Fund, and some prefer to give to one of our themed funds.  The largest of our themed funds is the Wiltshire & Swindon Fund, which supports our general grant making to different projects across the county.  In addition, we have more localised funds - the Central Wiltshire Fund, the Salisbury Fund and the Swindon Fund.  Some donors prefer their donations to be used to benefit people in their own local area.

Flow Through Funds

We help many supporters give directly to commmunities.  Donors ask us to give a set amount of money to groups or issues they care about.  We work with the donor to identify suitable groups, process applications and distribute funding to those in need.  This is an immediate way to make a difference.  Current donors choosing this option are Comic Relief, the Rupert Smith Memorial Fund, the Verdon Smith Family Trust, Wiltshire Public Health & Well-Being, The Office of The Police & Crime Commissioner and Coventry Building Society.

For more information contact the Community Foundation’s Development Director Joanne Brady  01380 729284