With your help, we can make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children in Berkshire.Launch of Berkshire Vital Signs Report at Dingley Early Years Nursery in ReadingThank you to everyone who raised funds to support those affected by winter flooding.

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Welcome to Berkshire Community Foundation

We raise funds for, and make grants to, local charities and community groups addressing need across Berkshire.  In 2013/14 we gave over £730,000 to local causes. 

Your donation can help us to continue supporting our local communities.

We:

  • Inspire philanthropy and charitable giving – connecting people, ideas, resources and needs to make a lasting difference.  Find out more.

  • Help build stronger communities and enrich lives by supporting organisations addressing need.  Find out more.

  • Influence the critical issues and needs affecting our communities. 
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We work with donors, large and small, to make sure their gift has the greatest impact.  This distinctive and personalised approach to philanthropy means many different kinds of donors use community foundations to manage their funds including individuals, companies, charitable trusts and professional advisors.  Find out more.

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Call for Government to Encourage Charitable Giving

Community Foundations call for the government to match donations to encourage charitable giving.

There's never been a better time to give money to local charities

Berkshire Community Foundation warns that local higher rate tax payers must act fast if they want to quadruple – or more – the value of their local charitable donations.