POVERTY HURTS - WE NEED YOUR HELP

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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.

£

977,966

AWARDS
GRANTED

200

LOCAL GROUPS
& PROJECTS

140,000

PEOPLE
SUPPORTED

Here are just some of the ways you can help and get involved…

START A NAMED FUND

LEGACY GIVING

CORPORATE GIVING

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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.

A group of young people are working out in a boxing gym

Developing self-confidence through youth coaching in the Forest of Dean

A group of six women stand in front of gymnasium equipment.

Improving wellbeing during cancer treatment

A woman and boy sit together at a table proudly looking at a car they have created together

Blasting off in Stroud!

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"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
Clay bowls

"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
People sitting under a tree

"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
Woman in a wheelchair being assisted into a mobility vehicle

"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
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Our Goals

Grow

By nurturing and supporting a committed community of philanthropists and donors

Offer

Promoting and encouraging best practice and innovation in philanthropy and grant making

Advocate

On behalf of our communities, promoting equity and diversity in everything we do

Learn

By identifying projects and organisations that help address local needs

Support

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.

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HOW WE CAN HELP

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ABOUT DIRECTING YOUR GIVING TO AREAS OF GREATEST NEED.

CONNECT YOU TO CAUSES YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT.

BE PART OF A MOVEMENT THAT'S COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES IN A TRANSPARENT AND INCLUSIVE WAY

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