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Donor Matching Scheme

The Community Foundation works to increase private giving to local needs. We do this by setting up private donor funds – which are like a donor’s own personal charity, but for less expense and administration.

Our Donor Matching Scheme gives groups looking for funding space to give details of ongoing funding requirements they have or activities they would like to run.

If we find a donor whose interest matches the work of your group, we will present your information, among others, to see if they might support it.

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

It is important that you read the application guidelines below to make sure you are eligible to apply:

**Eligibility criteria & Guidelines**

There is no deadline for submission.

Once you have submitted your application, you need not contact us again: we will contact you if you’re successful or if we need any more information from you.

Everyone who applies to our Donor Matching Scheme is now being 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 the grants team who will give you your Application ID and Password:

0116 2624 916

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 following link:

******Donor Matching Scheme apply online*****