Wiltshire Community Foundation is an independent charity that gives grants and funding to the voluntary sector and charities across Wiltshire and Swindon. We are an expert on local need and disadvantage in communities and offer high quality advice and support for all types of donors who want to make a difference in their local area.
In 2015/16 Wiltshire Community Foundation supported 87,625 people across Wiltshire and Swindon through projects we funded. We achieved this by awarding grants of over £1.03 million to groups and individuals in need.
Wiltshire Community Foundation has made a significant contribution to local communities by making grants of £10 million since 1991, giving money and support where people in Wiltshire and Swindon need it most. Over the last 40 years with the support of individuals, companies and trusts we have built an endowment of £18 million to generate grants for the future benefit of local communities and young people.
What is a Community Foundation?
UK Community Foundations
UK Community Foundations is the national network for all accredited Community Foundations across the country.
- UKCF helps people and organisations to invest in local communities where it is most needed and where it will make most impact. UKCF envisages a society where communities will be able to support all those in need.
- UKCF covers the whole of the United Kingdom and we have an unparalleled reach into local communities. Each Community Foundation has an in depth understanding of their local area, what the priority needs are and how best to address these issues. They are able to direct donors to fund causes that they are not only passionate about but that will make the most difference.
For more information, visit www.ukcommunityfoundations.org.
UKCF quality accredit member community foundations to standards endorsed by the Charity Commission and provide advice and support. Quality Accreditation is a programme run by UKCF to endorse and encourage best practice in the network.
We work closely with the seven community foundations in the South West of England. Our key relationships are with Cornwall Community Foundation, Devon Community Foundation, Dorset Community Foundation, Gloucestershire Community Foundation, Quartet Bristol and Somerset Community Foundation.
We are proud to support Swindon as a City of Sanctuary for refugees and asylum seekers.