Charitable giving is an important way for a company to strengthen its role in the community. As well as providing something for your employees to get involved in, it provides an opportunity for you to have a positive impact on the area in which you operate.

We see many examples of businesses who want to support their local community but struggle to manage all the requests they receive.

Our expertise in grant making and in-depth knowledge of local need means we can target grants very accurately. We're local experts in connecting those who want to give support, with the community organisations that are most in need; we manage and distribute funds getting money to where it really matters.

Named funds

By setting up your own corporate named fund your charitable giving can have a real impact. You can establish funds to meet your company needs. For example, you might want to support causes that align to your company values; or simply fund projects that run within the geographical area in which you operate. You set the criteria, we'll recommend a programme of giving.

Employee benefits

Getting your employees involved in supporting local causes is a great way to boost morale and bring staff together. Working with a community foundation also means that we can handle the day to day management, leaving your staff charity team to get on with the important fundriasing. We can also help you set up a payroll giving scheme.  

Gifts of Shares

Businesses can get tax relief for gifts to charity of certain shares and securities.  This is in addition to the relief business can claim for them when calculating capital gains tax.  The company can get tax relief when you give, or sell to a charity at less than market value, any qualifying shares or securities.  However, a company cannot get tax relief for gift of its own shares.

Tax benefits and further information

For general information about gifts from companies to charity, please contact us for an informal chat or take a look at the Corporate Gifts section of the HMRC website

To discuss your company giving strategy please get in touch with Catherine Kevis, Development Director on 07557 478855 or catherine.kevis@gloucestershirecf.org.uk