Supporting voluntary groups across the county
Working in partnership with the Berkshire Community Foundation, Localgiving.com provides local charities and community groups with online fundraising webpages, as well as the opportunity to be part of a community that supports with fundraising, enabling organisations to become more effective and sustainable. This year voluntary groups have raised £181,904 through Localgiving.com
“Localgiving.com has been our lifeline. Without this support network we wouldn’t exist and our community work, in particular for the elderly, would be poorer. Localgiving.com has been a vital part of our fundraising for the Handbell Ringers and we have been able to raise much needed donations through the match fund campaigns which allows us to continue our work in the community.” Meg Hostler, Finchampsted Handbell Ringers.
Berkshire Autistic Society A grant of £9,965 from the Royal Wedding Fund was awarded to increase the number of carer visits and carer support group meetings. The funding enabled visits to124 parents in their homes offering advice, support and local information on health, schooling and handling disruptive behaviour. 6