“As a Gloucestershire family, we want to support local initiatives for many years to come and by working with the Community Foundation to manage our funds, we can do just that.” Steve Windsor

The Windsor Family Trust has been working with Gloucestershire Community Foundation since 2010, creating an endowment fund to support charities across Gloucestershire. The Trust provides matched funding to Gloucestershire groups who have shown creativity, initiative and effort in their own community fundraising activities.

Groups are encouraged to monitor the success of their independent fundraising activities and share fundraising best practices with others to develop a sustainable voluntary and community sector in Gloucestershire.

The Windsor Family Trust’s portfolio of Gloucestershire giving since 2010 has included grants to a Sea Cadets group towards a sailing dinghy for young people and a contribution to the David Vaisey prize to encourage literacy in county libraries. The programme has also supported a community group in Dursley who provide lunch clubs to reduce social isolation.

Community groups can apply to GCF to match up to 100% of the money they have raised from their own fundraising event/initiative. Applications to the fund are open all year round through the main grants programme.  

To find out when the main grant programme is open and the deadline for applying please go to the grants section