Why give

We have been Wiltshire’s biggest provider of philanthropic services to individuals, families, companies and organisations since 1975

Lasting impact

Over the last 45 years we have awarded more than £17million in grants to charities, community groups and individuals across Wiltshire and Swindon. 

Our expansive grants programme provides support for hundreds of community groups tackling disadvantage across the Wiltshire and Swindon.

We firmly believe that to meet long-term local need, we must be an enduring resource for our communities. That is why our endowment fund, which generates vital funds for grant-making year on year, is so important.

Work with us and we can help to ensure your charitable giving not only reaches those most in need, but makes a real and lasting difference to our county.

Need in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is perceived as an affluent county and a great place to live and for many that is true. But there are pockets of real deprivation and disadvantage in our towns and rural areas.

Some of the key issues we help to address include inequality, loneliness, poverty, disability, domestic violence, mental health and rural isolation.

Our knowledge of local need, and of the small grass roots groups working to address it, means we will help you make a difference with your giving and make a telling contribution into improving the lives of the most disadvantaged people in our communities.

400
people in Wiltshire and Swindon die each year because they cannot afford heat their homes
40%
of children are living in poverty in some wards in Wiltshire and Swindon
100,000
people across Wiltshire and Swindon are lonely often or all the time

Work with us

While many people feel motivated to give something back to the place they live or work in, they are unsure about where to start. That’s where our close relationship with Wiltshire and Swindon’s voluntary sector will help. We know the groups that are working at grassroots level to address the issues you care about - we helped many of them get started. You choose the issues and we find the right groups and projects that need your help to make a difference.

Our professional team carry out the due diligence and assessments, manage payments, monitor grants and provide reports to let you know how your generosity has helped. We work with hundreds of individuals, families, businesses and charitable trusts who rely on us to help them make an impact in Wiltshire and Swindon.

There are many ways to give cost effectively and tax efficiently and you can choose the timescale over which to make an impact - flow-through funds for immediate impact, endowed funds for the long term. We pride ourselves on being an efficient and effective and for every £1 we spent on fundraising activities in 2019/20 we raised £9.66.

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How to give
Case Study

Starting a named fund: John and Sue Phipps' story

"We know that our fund is in safe hands. At the same time, we have control over how it is spent, and we have had the satisfaction of seeing several projects blossom in the seven years since the fund was set up."

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