Create a legacy.

Our ambition now, and forever, is to #DoMoreLocal.

Working with our donors, we award money to local community organisations supporting a variety of themes. We know local people have the talents, skills and knowledge to tackle the issues affecting their communities. We have the expertise to work alongside them, providing vital investment to make positive change a reality, leading to healthier and happier communities.

We know organisations across our region want to do more locally, one way to do this is by working with us to set up charitable foundation. With our knowledge and expertise, and your desire to do more, we are able to simplify the process of setting up a foundation and create maximum impact with a legacy to be proud of.

Why us?

You can set up your own charitable foundation, and you can administer your own grants, but why should you work with us?


  • Incredible local knowledge
  • Connections across the UK
  • Flexible & able to provide tailor made programmes
  • Cover a range of issues
  • Value for money (administration, due diligence & time)
  • 25 years experience
  • See your impact almost instantly

Who’s done it?

gbpartnerships – Connecting in 2019 we helped gbpartnerships set up the gbpFoundation which supports projects in Birmingham, Coventry and Liverpool. As a foundation they’ve really embraced supporting projects with their expertise and time; as well as grant awards! Our knowledge has enabled them to support groups financially and physically! More info. 

Coventry Building Society – In 2012 we took over CBScharitable foundation which they had been managing since 1998. As the building society began to struggle with handling various applications the Foundation was best placed to take it to the next level. Over £260k has been awarded since. More info. 

Wesleyan Assurance – Our largest donors, Wesleyan worked with us to set up The Wesleyan Foundation in 2017, since then together we have distributed more than £3m to 541 projects across the UK using the UKCF network. More info. 

What they said:

“In the last three years we’ve been amazed by the work that they do on our behalf administrating our small and large grants programme.”
Jess Wilkes – Ball, Corporate Responsibility Officer at Wesleyan.

“The team have introduced us to some wonderful people & we’ve been able to have a far greater impact.
Nikki Hopkins, Business Development Director at gbpartnerships.

“Partnering with Community Foundations was the perfect solution.”
Anna Cuskin, Corporate Responsibility Manager at the CBS. 

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