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Donor Matching Scheme

Donor Matching Scheme

Finding community groups for donors


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.

We continually build our database of local groups and the work they do within our communities, and we do this through our forms below.

These forms give 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.

There is no guarantee that we will be able to find funding for you but it will increase your chances of being showcased to interested donors.

Make sure you read the guidelines before you complete the forms. If you have any queries on eligibility or how to complete the forms do get in touch.



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:


You must complete and send both an Organisation Overview form and a Funding Request form in order to be considered for funding.

The forms must be submitted as Word documents (no PDFs) and returned as email attachments to:  


Organisation Overview (- open and complete the form by clicking on it)

This is your organisation overview that we will keep on file. You will only need to submit this information to us once.

Funding Request Form (- open and complete the form by clicking on it)

This form will capture specific details of on-going work or new projects you would like funding for. Please complete one form per funding request. You are welcome to complete and submit funding requests as needs arise.

There is no deadline for submission.

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

Hard copy forms are available on request – please call us to request one