TO THE EXPERTS IN LOCAL GIVING - WE WON THE BUCKS AMBASSADORS 'CHARITY & COMMUNITY AWARD' IN 2013 - LET'S THINK LOCAL, GIVE LOCAL!
AND WELCOME TOO TO OUR 2013 SURVIVING WINTER APPEAL! In the winter of 2012/13 there were an estimated 230 excess winter deaths in Buckinghamshire. By contributing to our Big Heat Fund, for example by donating your winter fuel payment if you think receiving it is a luxury, you'll be supporting local people struggling with fuel poverty. For more details visit http://localgiving.com/charity/buckscommunityfoundation
"The Foundation offers you the most efficient and effective way of supporting local community groups. We are the vital link between donors and local projects, enabling both to achieve far more than they could ever by themselves. Helping communities to thrive together." The Countess Howe DL, Community Foundation Chairman.
Your gift can now go further. The unique Community First endowment match challenge adds 50% to your gift - click http://www.buckscf.org.uk/community_first_/ !
Buckinghamshire is a very special place to live and work. People want to see community life in the county continue to thrive. There are twice as many charities per head of population in Buckinghamshire compared to the national average.
Since January 2000 we have helped, thanks to our supporters, over 1,500 projects and provided funding of nearly £4.5 million to local communities. We have over 200 Individual and Corporate Friends who enable us to have an Outreach team that's out and about in touch with local communities. We're here for the long term.
You can join the growing number of donors who are helping build a secure financial future for Buckinghamshire's communities.
Click here to see our listing on the Charity Commission website which details all our statistics and access to our published accounts for the past 5 years.
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The Community Foundation invites you to donate to our Big Heat Fund as part of the Surviving Winter Appeal
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