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Thanks a billion!

2 January 2018

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Local charities and voluntary organisations make up the lifeblood of our communities. They make a daily difference to millions of people. That’s why Community Foundations across the UK are proud to announce that collectively we have distributed ONE BILLION POUNDS to local charities.

This milestone shows the impact that UK Community Foundations have had on local communities. In the last year alone Foundations across the UK distributed £77million in grants and 4.7million people were impacted by that investment.  In Cornwall, CCF has invested more than £7.5million in local communities since 2003.

From floods to fuel poverty to food banks, we support communities where they need it the most. We reach every postcode in the UK and this reach means that we support the very smallest charities and community groups, who often go unnoticed by many. But it’s these charities that are a lifeline for so many people and desperately need our support

Fabian French, Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations, said “At UK Community Foundations we’re proud to work with incredible local charities day in day out. We understand the needs of the communities we work in and direct grants to causes that will meet that need and will make the biggest difference. That’s why Community Foundations are what the Chair of the Charity Commission says ‘exactly what charities should be’.”

Tamas Haydu, CEO of CCF says, “We are proud to part of a movement that makes a substantial difference in communities in need across the UK. We have supported more than 4,400 projects all across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We have ambitious plans to increase our community investment even further in the future.”

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