Doing things a little differently raised £637,441!

We’re a Community Foundation for Kirklees. This means we do things a little differently. We use our community connections to identify local need through community engagement, relationship-building and collaboration. Then distribute funding to local charities and community organisations.

Thanks to the support of an anonymous donor One Community Foundation were able to launch an innovative new funding programme. The programme offered charities up to £10,000 of match funding.

This new programme aimed to get more charities using online fundraising platforms, it provided free expert training to upskill staff and volunteers, giving them improved digital and marketing skills which they could use to increase their online fundraising efforts.

To get them started we supplied groups with the ultimate branding and social media starter pack to help them raise as much as they could.

The pack included: social media posts, web banners, cover photos, ‘how to’ guides, posters that were edited for the groups with their photos and logos, social media content, graphics and suggested text to accompany social media promotions.

Fifty-seven amazing local charities and community projects took part raising a whopping £285,693. We matched every round raised, doubling the impact the projects could have.

After gift aid was claimed the initiative raised £637,441!!

We understand that helping your community can be daunting. You don’t know where to start, who to help, or how your donation is used. We’re here to change that.

We’re proudly independent. On a mission to do good. Use our community connections to make sure every donation makes the most impact.

If you would like to support your community, find out how we can help you here.