What we won't fund

• projects operating outside the county of Wiltshire / Borough of Swindon.
• organisations who's registered address and / or local voluntary management committee/board of trustees are not in Swindon/Wiltshire
• statutory organisations including Schools / Academies, Area Boards, Town and Parish Councils and NHS Trusts
• groups that have more than 12 months running costs in unrestricted reserves
• projects which cannot start within 6 months or complete within 12 months
• projects where a majority of beneficiaries are not disadvantaged
• mainstream work with children unless the majority are disadvantaged or have special needs
• activities which have already taken place
• one-off fundraising events / sponsored events
• general large appeals
• the advancement of religion
• medical research and equipment
• animal welfare
• party political activities

Funding of Community Area Partnerships is currently under review.

What we might fund

• continuation funding
• major capital building projects will only be supported where a grant from the Community Foundation will make a real difference, for example putting in the disabled access


    May Grant Round Results

    We are proud to have awarded grants worth £47,600 to 10 south Wiltshire charities, £71,452 to north Wiltshire charities and £35,705 to Swindon charities. Please see below for the full list.
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    Jon Yates visits Romanian Community Foundations

    Our Development Director Jon Yates recently Romania to attend their national conference of Community Foundations.
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    Annual Celebration 2014

    We were delighted to welcome 200 people to our Annual celebration at the 'Art in The Garden' Exhibition in West Lavington in June.
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What we won't fund