Derbyshire Community Foundation

Derbyshire Matchmaker Challenge

Derbyshire Community Foundation has been set the challenge of raising £975,500 by March 2011. For every £1 that we raise towards this target, the government will match it with a £1 donation. If we reach our target by March 2011, we will have increased our endowed funds by £1.95m, helping to ensure that we will continue to make grants to Derbyshire communities for many years to come.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 1:00 PM, 22 January 2009 to 1:30 PM, 2 May 2010

Check mark Match funded




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



Derbyshire Community Foundation has been set the challenge of raising £975,500 by March 2011. We need to ensure that these vital funds for Derbyshire are not lost - we need your help and we need it now! We are a community organisation which provide really effective support to people in need, such as luncheon clubs for older people, support groups for people with disabilities, positive activities for young people. We also support Arts Festivals, advertising and promoting new initatives and local sports groups. We are firmly rooted in the local community and experts in supporting local organisations. We ensure that the grants that are made are relevant to local needs, with all kinds of additional benefits to tackle the issues that really make a difference to local deprivation. Any donations that are made, together with the match funding, are invested in special endowment funds and invested effectively for the long term benefit of people in need. Every year your gift will be part of a fund that contributes to helping local people and, in that sense, it is a gift that keeps on giving. Gifts of any size may be made, but if you give over £10,000 you can also be involved in specifying the kinds of issues and geographical areas where your gift may be used. Please contact us directly as you will not be able to give online. To find out more please visit our website