Worcestershire Community Foundation

Strengthening Worcestershire Match Fund

Worcestershire Community Foundation in partnership with Worcestershire County Council have launched a new match funding programme to support disadvantaged local communities, positively impacting all areas of the county.
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The aim of our new Fund is to support local communities which are continuing to experience ongoing life challenges, by enabling vital projects via charities, community groups and social enterprises.

The priority areas of Strengthening Worcestershire include support with cost-of-living, reducing loneliness and isolation and helping people stay safe and well in their communities.

Funded projects could include community fridges/food banks; setting up/expanding local social groups; or training staff/volunteers to deliver advice and support to disadvantaged groups.

Strengthening Worcestershire is offering an exciting match funding opportunity for the county's donors - whether individuals or organisations - to get involved and show their support for our local communities.

Our Fund aims to raise a total of £100,000 (by autumn '24), with every £1 donated matched 1:1 by Worcestershire County Council. With the help of local donors, we will be able to raise £200,000 to distribute to local people where it is really needed.

By making a donation, businesses and individuals will double their money, so maximising the available funding. (Remember - individual donors can also gift aid their contribution, adding an additional 25% to the fund - and businesses can benefit from tax breaks).

This means we will be able to double our reach to people who really need our support and double the impacts of this amazing programme!

All donors will be offered the opportunity to be listed on our website and engage with our funded projects. We will also hold an event to celebrate the campaign and its successes in '25/26.

Please give generously and help us reach our target so we can make a real difference in Worcestershire.

Thank you!

For further information on the Fund or making a donation please contact: Lucy Wells, Director lucy.wells@worcscf.org.uk


About the charity

We fundraise to support Worcestershire's community groups and charities of all kinds, wherever there are needs in the county.

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