Welcome to Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation. We are a charity who helps local individuals and companies to give money, in a tax efficient way, directly to local needs.
Why We Do It
Our local charities and voluntary groups do amazing work. They help our children and young people, look after our elderly, work to prevent crime and even support us when we are ill. They help to tackle unemployment and training problems, invest in our local social enterprises and help people into sport and the arts. They also look after our unpaid carers, help prevent homelessness and much more.
These local charities and voluntary groups help to make our city and counties worth living in. Some of them you’ll know, while others are more hidden, but they all need our support.
How We Do It
For any sum upwards of £1,000, we can set up your very own company or personal local giving Fund. It’s like your own charitable foundation – without the cost and legwork.
Even if you just want to give a small sum to something that means a lot to you, or would like an introduction to something you’d like to support, we’ll always try to help.
Who We Are
We are a registered charity ourselves and we take very little for our small running costs to ensure fairness, good financial management and adherence to charity law.
We combine skills and networks across a huge range of specialist areas including business, investment management, law, finance-raising, grant-giving, media and innovation to meet the needs of our evolving city and counties.
The Community Foundation also works with a number of highly valued volunteers who bring a range of skills to our central staffing structure.