Professionals & Advisors

Gloucestershire Community Foundation can help you in advising your clients when they consider their charitable giving. We have over 30 years’ experience matching donors with the local causes they care about. Our knowledge and understanding of local needs mean we can guide your clients to have the greatest impact with their giving. We work with solicitors, accountants, financial advisors and wealth managers, we can enhance the service you provide to your clients by sharing ideas and examples of philanthropy that showcase a more proactive approach to charitable giving.

  We see many examples of businesses who want to support their local community but struggle to manage all the requests they receive. 

Our expertise in grant making and in-depth knowledge of local need means we can target grants very accurately. We’re local experts in connecting those who want to give support, with the community organisations that are most in need; we manage and distribute funds getting money to where it really matters. 


The difference this grant has made has been significant. It has enabled children and parents to continue to thrive by meeting both their basic needs and also offering, stimulation, maintaining learning opportunities, bringing calm to complex emotions and households.

Lucinda Field, Kingsholm C of E School
An adult and two children work together on a handmade craft

Whether setting up a named fund, a one off donation, making a gift of shares or property or making provision in a legacy, GCF can give your clients the flexibility to choose precisely how, when and where they give. We can advise on:

  • Tax effective giving
  • Legacies
  • Gift of shares
  • Setting up a fund
  • Transferring an existing fund
  • Gloucestershire’s needs

For an informal discussion please contact

Talitha Nelson, CEO on 07557 478855

Gift Card

Gift Aid means that we can claim the tax back from the donation you have made, as long as you are a UK taxpayer. This means that we get 25p back from the HMRC for every £l that you donate. A Gift Aid Declaration does not involve any complicated procedures. Once executed, the Declaration operates for all future donations to Gloucestershire Community Foundation by that individual.
To discuss your giving strategy please get in touch with Talitha Nelson, CEO on 07557 478855.


Gifts of Shares

Individuals are able to get tax relief for gifts to charity of certain listed shares, securities and other investments when calculating their income for tax purposes. You can get this income tax relief, in addition to the capital gains tax relief on gifts of assets to charity. The tax relief applies if you give, or sell at less than market value, any qualifying investments to a UK charity.