Gloucestershire Community Foundation


The Grassroots Endowment challenge for Gloucestershire is an exciting opportunity to double the impact of charitable giving that strengthens Gloucestershire. Between 2008 and 2011, because of a special government incentive, every £1 that you give will be matched by a special government incentive so that it is worth £1.92. If you are a higher rate tax payer you may claim tax relief so the gift only costs you 75p - more than doubling your impact.

history Campaign has now closed

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

Registered Charity in England and Wales (900239)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised





  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • OtherOther


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



Thanks to support from the Office of the Third Sector, community foundations and other organisations throughout England have £50million to offer in match funding for donors wanting to encourage and fund the long term growth of local small charities and voluntary organisations - organistions which provide really effective support to people in need, such as friendship clubs for older people, support groups for people with disabilities and positive activities for young people. To benefit from the match funding, all donations flow through 'local funders' over 90% of which are similar community foundations. 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. All the distributing foundations have been independently assessed as meeting quality standards endorsed by the Charity Commission. 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 Gloucestershire 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 geographic areas where your gift may be used. Please contact us directly using the major donor enquiries button below.