POVERTY HURTS - WE NEED YOUR HELP
We connect people with communities
Our foundation is made up of both short-term (annual) and long-term (endowment) funds. Over the past 2 years, we have awarded grants totalling over £2,200,000 to over 340 community groups and organisations in Gloucestershire.
WHO ARE WE SERVING?
At the Gloucestershire Community Foundation we are working to support groups and organisations that work with a wide range of people across communities in our county. Our vision is for Gloucestershire to be a place where people and communities are empowered to be resilient and strong. Please read the stories below to find our more.
The Rock supports young people at a time of transition
Brendan’s Bridge builds community cohesion in Tredworth
Stroud Beresford supporting families living in refuges during lockdown
"We have greatly appreciated your flexibility in making this award – particularly adapting at short notice around the circumstances of Covid. We have also appreciated the online webinars and forums that you have staged with funding professionals and other agencies and organisations that together make up our Gloucestershire community. The sharing of information and supporting of best practice, along with timely notifications of funding opportunities at a time of challenging communications have been a godsend. Thank you to all concerned."Sarah Grout, Leonard Cheshire Gloucestershire
"Gloucestershire Community Foundation have long supported us at Priors Park Neighbourhood Project with contributions towards essential core funding, often at times in the early days where reserves were very low. Core funding is often the hardest to find, especially for a small charity. To thank and offer GCF some team building time, we invited team members to take part in a pottery workshop with our creative facilitator Laura where it was a very successful day."Ruth Ward, Priors Park Neighbourhood Project, Tewkesbury
"We just love GCF, our local funder - you understand the issues we have in the county around rural poverty and isolation, lack of provision for young people and inclusion in mainstream activities. Always happy to welcome you to look around and join in!"Creative Sustainability, Stroud
"Thank you again for this grant, we very much appreciate the continued support of the Community Foundation, not just financially but with useful information and a forum for the sector."Cotswold Friends, Moreton-in-Marsh
"We really enjoy working with the GCF. The smooth and quick process relating to the Covid emergency funding was so valuable. Thank you!"Rosa Barratt, Allsorts, Stroud
By nurturing and supporting a committed community of philanthropists and donors
Promoting and encouraging best practice and innovation in philanthropy and grant making
On behalf of our communities, promoting equity and diversity in everything we do
By identifying projects and organisations that help address local needs
Through positive leadership, striving to lead by example in everything we do.
INSPIRING IMPACTFUL PHILANTHROPY
Community partnerships are key to achieving our goals, fostering long-term relationships helps us achieve meaningful impact and transforms lives.
We match donors with causes they care about, managing and distributing funds that get money to where it really matters.
We connect people with communities, deploying our knowledge of the local charitable landscape, and the social sector, to allocate grants where they will achieve maximum impact. We work with charities, social enterprises and community interest companies across Gloucestershire to improve people’s lives. Our advice helps donors to make informed decisions when it comes to which causes to support within your local area.
If you want to be more flexible with your giving or are unsure how to set up a fund to benefit your local community, we can help.
Inspiring local philanthropy: we provide help and advice to those who want to give at the heart of their communities, both now and in the long-term.