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Donor Matching Scheme (Currently Open)

The Community Foundation works with private donors who are interested in supporting their local community and voluntary groups. Private donors can be wealthy families, small business owners or local corporate organisations.

Our Donor Matching Scheme works to match voluntary and community group’s funding requests to the interests of private donors and the funding that they want to give.

Funding requests of up to £3,000 can be considered but typical grant awards are much less. Don’t just apply for the maximum: apply for what you need.

Read the guidelines below to make sure you are eligible to apply:


There are no deadlines for submission.

There are no set meeting dates to match groups to donors as this is dependent on when donors have funds available to spend.

We aim to consider funding requests approximately every three months.

Once you’ve submitted your application, you need not contact us again: we will get in touch if you’re successful or if we need any more information.

Everyone who applies to our Donor Matching Scheme is issued with an Application ID and Password.

This means you can log in, manage the information we hold in relation to your organisation and submit new funding requests to us at any time.

If you have previously submitted an application to us through the Donor Matching Scheme please contact us for your Application ID and Password: or

This is a simple process and will only take a few seconds.


If you have not submitted a Donor Matching Scheme application to us previously, please proceed with your application by clicking on the link below. 

Applicants with their online ID and password can also click on the link:

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