We are dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged people in Wiltshire & Swindon. We are building a permanent endowment fund to support the voluntary sector in our county by working with donors who are interested in supporting their local community. We give grants to groups and individuals fitting our criteria, during 2011/12 we distributed over £580k in funding to the county.
Each month we will be sending out a newsletter detailing information on recent grants and donations. To be added to the mailing list click on the links above!
Click Here to see how Perry's Recycling are supporting community groups in Wiltshire through the Community Foundation. Please support this work by taking your paper recycling to one of their special paper banks situated at supermarkets all over Wiltshire.
THE MAYOR’S APPEAL IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
WOULD £1,000 HELP YOUR GROUP?
The Mayor of Salisbury, in conjunction with the Wiltshire Community Foundation has raised funds to support local grass root community projects and voluntary groups in Salisbury. The Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Fund will make grants every year and the first will be awarded on the anniversary of the Queen’s Jubilee in June this year.
We are looking to make grants to organisations based in and serving Salisbury. You must be made up of, or be helping people who are disadvantaged in some way. (Disabled people, older people, people living in an area of deprivation, people from minority communities for example).
You can apply for help with project costs, equipment or outings.
To apply you must be a group with a committee, a constitution or set of rules and a bank account in the name of the group with a minimum of 2 signatories. We are unable to offer grant to groups who have more than 12 months running costs in reserve.
If you are working with children or vulnerable people you will need to send us a Child Protection/Vulnerable Persons Policy.
If you are just starting out and need help with the above, we may still be able to fund you. Please call 01380 729284 to discuss.
The Community Foundation for Wiltshire & Swindon is launching its Surviving Winter Campaign for the third year running. Rising energy prices mean than more people than ever are living in fuel poverty and it is shocking that around 400 vulnerable people in Wiltshire and Swindon die every year of causes directly attributable to the cold weather. You could help an older person survive this winter.
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Thanks to the generous support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Community Foundations across the country are creating a Fellowship of Philanthropists. We in Wiltshire are doing our part. Click here to find out more.
Do you want to make a difference and improve the lives of people in your community? Click here to find out how you can increase the size of your donation via this exiting match funding opportunity.
We fund voluntary groups and local charities who are working to reduce isolation, improve access to skills development, offer social and recreational opportunities, improve opportunities for employment and help people move on with their lives.
The grants we offer range in size from £50 to £10,000.