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Named Endowment Funds


A lasting impact

If you would like to create a long lasting impact you can create your own named endowment fund. A named endowment fund involves a single donation or multiple donations over a period of time. The capital is invested and the income earned is awarded in grants. It is a sustainable and sustained donation that has a long-lasting impact for the community, providing a continual annual income for grant-making.

The Foundation will work with you to establish the funding criteria of your Fund, and will produce annual Impact Reports on the investment and impact of your giving. The CCF currently holds £4 million in endowment, most of which is restricted into our specific 20 named funds.

We work closely with you to identify the key causes or areas which you wish to support through your philanthropy, summarised in a Fund Agreement.


Our stewardship of your investment

Our Investment Committee is responsible for managing the Foundation’s investments, ensuring your endowment gift performs as well as possible to reap the best returns for grant-making. Committee members have considerable experience in wealth management, investment, managing and monitoring Fund Managers, and stewarding clients’ funds. Our investment returns have consistently performed above benchmark, thanks to robust and prudent policies and protocols.

The Foundation’s Annual Report & Accounts are audited each year, and our robust governance and management processes are monitored through the UK Community Foundation’s Quality Accreditation programme which is endorsed by the Charity Commission.

There are various tax incentives which may make your giving more attractive. For example an additional rate taxpayer can create a charitable fund of £125,00 for a cost of £68,750, providing leverage of over 80%. This is achieved as follows:




Gift Aid (25%)




Additional Rate Tax Relief (25% of the full amount including Gift Aid)


Cost to Donor