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We enable local philanthropy. We set up inexpensive charitable grant giving funds on behalf of families, individuals and companies. We also deliver grants for government, and reinvigorate dormant funds. We specialise in giving grants to "unsung unseen" charitable and voluntary groups that keep our city and counties healthy, safe and thriving.

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Update from the Community Foundation’s CEO, Katy Green

At the beginning of the Pandemic the Community Foundation launched the Leicestershire and Rutland Coronavirus Support Fund for our local charities and community groups who were forced to quickly adapt their services and who have been working tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in our communities.

Eight months on and the Community Foundation has given over £1million in vital aid. With grants of between £500 - £10,000, the funding has given a lifeline to the often “unsung unseen” charitable groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who are crucial to our social fabric.

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