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Our year Our impact 2015/16 Giving money and support where people need it most


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Our impact Foundation grants Education grants Our ambition for Wiltshire and Swindon Doing things differently Why do people support us? How do we do it? Fundraising How can you help? Where the money comes from Patrons, trustees and staff

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Last year Wiltshire Community Foundation awarded over £1 million to support the people of Wiltshire and Swindon. This report shows the impact we’ve made.

Our impact

number of people supported in total

people supported who were affected by domestic violence

sessions at lunch clubs and day centres

additional funding secured by 21 groups following our grants

employment and education sessions

people directly employed


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people helped with mental health issues

grants for older people in fuel poverty over winter to keep them safe, warm and healthy

sessions of physical therapy for disabled people

sessions in 10 youth organisations

adults with learning difficulties supported

fitness, sport and recreation sessions groups supported to improve the way their organisation is run


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Foundation grants

We have so many numbers to share with you this year! We awarded £1.03million in grants to 119 different groups (£630k) and 212 individuals (£155k). We also awarded £242k through our first ever strategic grants programme. Our grant making increased in 2015/2016 by £288k mainly due to additional grants awarded to our strategic programme. Each one of our grants makes a difference to people’s lives. 87,625 people were supported during the year by our groups and through our grants to individuals; that’s 12.5% of the county’s population. Our strategic programme which you can read more about on page 18 will support 2,284 children and young people in Swindon over the three years of the grant. So what did we fund? The top 6 activities were: therapeutic interventions; youth development; creative activities; addressing poverty; providing advocacy, advice and information; and special needs provision. We know that we are providing funding where it is needed with 48% of our grants awarded to areas in the top third most deprived in Wiltshire and Swindon. 89% of the groups felt their project would not have happened without funding from the Community Foundation. Our work has been made possible with the dedication of our team of 36 volunteers who give us more than 1,500 hours each year to sit on our grants panels or visit groups on behalf of the foundation. We couldn’t do our job without you, so thank you! You can read case studies throughout this report which show the very real difference we are making. Heidi Yorke, Programme Director


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Foundation Grants awarded Value: £629,831 Benefitting: 85,129 people

Northern 25 Foundation grants awarded Value: £99,887 Benefitting: 6,367 people


Wootton Bassett and Cricklade

Swindon 54 Foundation grants awarded Value: £216,974 Benefitting: 51,967 people


Chippenham Calne


Corsham Melksham Devizes

Bradford on Avon


Trowbridge Westbury

Central 40 Foundation grants awarded Value: £187,742 Benefitting: 11,052 people


Warminster Amesbury

Salisbury South West Wiltshire

Southern Wiltshire

Southern Southern 38 Foundation 70 grants awarded grants awarded Value: £169,018 Value: £125,228Benefitting: Benefitting:15,783 people 15,743 people


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sessions of counselling 6

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Crosspoint Turning lives around Crosspoint (Westbury) helps the local community through the Westbury Welcome Centre, Food Bank, Job Club, Counselling Service and Debt Counselling. The grant awarded provided the support of professionally qualified counsellors for around 160 people. This service provides the catalyst for people to turn their lives around. The counselling service focuses on those with mental health issues, who for financial reasons cannot access individual one to one help beyond the basic short term group treatment provided under the new NHS guidelines. Through engagement with Crosspoint clients are often able to ‘move on,’ to get a job, develop their self-esteem and manage their lives better.


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291 creative therapeutic activity sessions

Dance Six-0 Increased confidence Dance Six-0 are a new organisation who applied for funding to enable them to develop a dance company and additional open dance workshops for people over the age of 60 in Salisbury and South Wiltshire. Through working with professional dance teachers on a regular basis they deliver benefits such as increased confidence, stamina, mental agility, physical mobility, friendship, and improve their general sense of well-being.


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18,416 children and young people supported through our funding


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C-Change Empowerment Positive attitude C-Change Empowerment develops and delivers low cost empowerment programmes for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. They help them to develop positive attitudes and the capacity to see themselves as contributors to their community. The grant awarded was to provide a programme for young people living in supported housing at the Swindon Foyer.


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Youth Adventure Trust Hope, skills and confidence Youth Adventure Trust works with disadvantaged young people, aged 11–14 from Wiltshire and Swindon, who are experiencing social and economic disadvantage. They provide them with the Youth Adventure Programme, a combination of outdoor residential adventure camps and day activities over a 3 year period, designed to give them the hope, skills and confidence to face their personal challenges. Our funding went towards the coastal residential camps where experienced and qualified instructors work alongside fully trained volunteer mentors and key staff. At the Camp they learn to windsurf, sail and kayak and take part in a raft building challenge and team games. The sailing and windsurfing are big activities for these young people, very intense and challenging and they promote great responsibility, self-confidence, independence and resilience.


youth organisations were supported to run 926 sessions

Education grants

Our first foray into funding individuals began in 2008 when we received the Shuker legacy. Their direction to us was to fund students from West Wiltshire to go to university. The Shuker’s vision and initial gift of £2million has been added to by many others and now makes up £7.9million of our endowment fund. We now fund undergraduate degrees; apprenticeships; vocational training and support children with additional needs right across the county. Since 2008 we have funded over 130 university students, over 45 young people going into vocational training and over 120 young people with additional needs. This year we have made grants of £124,729 to 16 university students, 22 young people going into vocational training and 25 young people with additional needs. Kathryn Dingle from Bradford on Avon applied to the Community Foundation One Degree More programme in 2012 for funding towards living costs at Exeter University to read Psychology. Kathryn lived with her mother and brother on a low income and was not able to save prior to going to university. She suffered from CFS/ME so needed to save her energies for her studies and could not work. She was awarded a total of £6,833 for the duration of her course which included the costs of travelling to her ongoing assessments with a CFS specialist.

Kathryn said “I got to learn about a wide range of topics from compulsive behaviour to evolutionary psychology. The grant helped me to not only afford university but also to budget and allowed me to focus on my studies instead of overdoing it by having a job alongside.”

She achieved a 2.1 and since graduating this year has been a team leader for two National Citizen Service programmes. She is currently applying for the civil service fast stream to be a social researcher and is in the penultimate round. Alongside this she is organising voluntary work with a homelessness charity to work on their Life Skills project and is developing a website for the friends and family of people with mental health problems, having identified little support for this. This is being pitched to a charity with a mental health division who are looking at developing and incorporating this into their website.


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One Degree More students supported to attend university this year


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Our ambition for Wiltshire and Swindon

Being a funder in times of austerity is a privilege and a responsibility. As a grant giver we want to make the very best choices possible and make every penny count. We want our money and know-how to be used in building strong and supportive local communities. We can’t succeed in this by working alone; society is becoming ever-more complex with demographic pressures, technological developments, devolution deals, and the need for the voluntary and community sector to do more with less. We don’t have all of the answers. We need partners who share our vision of a more inclusive society and we need generous donors to provide the means by which we can create greater social value. In a nutshell our challenge is to inspire those with the means to provide money and support to the communities in Wiltshire and Swindon that need it most. In the past year we have put in place a number of significant things that will help us to achieve our aims; as we move towards a future shaped by collaborative relationships, greater accountability and a reframing of the role of charities and the State in the twenty-first century.


Trustees have approved an overarching and ambitious strategy, invested in building our capacity and have agreed a financial plan that provides a model for the journey ahead. The Community Foundation is extremely fortunate in having many generous supporters and an exceptional staff team. We are immensely proud of our achievements and on page 2 you can see how our grant making has helped to transform thousands of peoples’ lives. John Adams OBE, Chair of Trustees


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Total value of endowed funds to generate future giving for Wiltshire and Swindon


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Doing things differently

Working in partnership has been a key theme for us this year.


Our Board of Trustees wanted to try and address some of the needs identified in Wiltshire Uncovered but knew we would have to develop a new type of grant programme to have the impact they wanted to see. They also agreed to underwrite the strategic impact programme to provide the financial security for the £242k grant which is running for three years. Raising youth aspiration is a key need identified in Wiltshire Uncovered.

Working with Swindon Borough Council we identified three programmes with a proven evidence base that complements the work already being done. Paths helps 4–11 year olds learn social skills and improves self-control, emotional understanding and positive self-esteem. All Stars works with 11–13 year olds and aims to prevent young people engaging in behaviours that will put their health and well-being at risk and helps students envision a brighter future. Both programmes are being run by Barnardo’s and it is the first time we have commissioned a provider. The Respect Programme is being delivered by Swindon Borough Council’s Troubled Families unit and will work intensively with 55 families where there is ‘child on adult’ domestic violence.

These programmes will take place in areas of high social need and 2,284 children will benefit over the three year period of the grant. We decided to centre our efforts in Swindon because Swindon Borough Council is focussed on building a knowledge economy for the future. By raising young people’s aspirations through early intervention, more of Swindon’s young people will be able to participate in that knowledge economy and achieve their potential. We hope to roll out these programmes across the county in due course. And that’s not all. Wiltshire Council invited us to be part of their Passenger Transport Review Board, one of the areas identified as a need in Wiltshire Uncovered. They also helped us find a site for the new children’s hospice in Devizes, Julia’s House. We are helping to provide new lives for Syrian refugees in Wiltshire as part of a very large partnership involving charities, statutory agencies, housing associations, government and many dedicated volunteers. It has been an honour to support our local authorities when they have so many challenges ahead. Rosemary Macdonald, Chief Executive


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people supported through projects we funded

Why do people support us?

John and Sue Rendell live in Devizes and have strong roots in Wiltshire. John’s family can trace their Wiltshire heritage back to the 17th Century, as John puts its “many of my forebears were vassals to the Longleat Estate with a highly developed sense of service.” Sue, a Zimbabwean, moved to the West Country in 1989 and now thinks of it entirely as home. Their association with the Community Foundation goes back a number of years too and is driven by a passion for their place and the people in it. “Charity does begin at home,” explains Sue, “you make sure your family have enough, not too much that might discourage self-reliance but enough. Then you must think about the wider community and I like the Community Foundation because it is so well run and understands local needs. It is not wasteful and it gets help to the right people at the right time across a wide range of needs.” Through their named fund John and Sue see the benefits it generates for the local community now but are also pleased that it is something that will live on. To this end they have also made a provision for additions to the fund in their estate. As John puts it “what is important for me is that the Foundation is funded, is permanent and is outside of government. It is not just about money flowing through but it is an asset which is there to support people now and into the future. I hope the Foundation keeps building its funds in this way.” The Community Foundation exists to provide community-minded and philanthropic people like John and Sue with a simple, wellstructured and effective way to give back to the places they love and the people they care about. As John observes, “some of our local problems, the poverty of opportunity for young people, the isolation of older people, may be small in the great big scheme of things and will not be solved by government. But these local issues are there nonetheless, and it is up to the local community to do something about them”. Sue adds that “the Foundation convenes around issues, is open to change and always assesses the impact of the money. There is a great team there with a great value system.”

John and Sue Rendell

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The Community Foundation is honoured to have the support of people like John and Sue and would like to work with more. Please get in touch to discuss how we might be able to help you support your communities and target the local issues you care about. Jon Yates, Development Director


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people benefitted from projects addressing poverty


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How do we do it?

Emma Gibbons became a trustee in 2012, was appointed Treasurer in September 2014 and chairs the Audit, Finance and Investment committee. Emma is a Chartered Accountant working as a Senior Manager with the accountancy practice of Smith & Williamson in their Salisbury office. Emma works closely with Vicky Hickey, Finance Manager for the Community Foundation. The Community Foundation focuses on building endowment as a key strategy for growth. Our endowment is there for the longer term and therefore we are able to plan for the future. Donors who invest in the endowment know that their gifts will continue to deliver year on year. Intel has had a £100k fund with us for over 20 years and has now given out over £65k in grants to the community without eroding their initial gift which is now valued at £125k. Stability like that means we can commit to funding groups and students with multi-year funding, giving them confidence to achieve their goals. Our endowment has been invested with three fund managers since 2011, Smith and Williamson, CCLA and Ruffer. We have two trustees with fund management expertise overseeing the performance of those managers, Sally Walden and Jason Dalley. We have a diversified portfolio that has given us some protection against the volatility in the market. Our investment focus is on income and a small amount of growth to support our grant making. The overall performance target for our fund managers is RPI +4%.


The trustees made an important decision this year, to award £1m of grants. By committing to make the money available we have been able to set up our strategic impact programme and increase multi-year funding. Emma Gibbons, Treasurer


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hours rowed by Bishop Ed Condry


We fundraise for specific appeals and for our own core costs, however, our focus on endowment building has enabled us to stabilise and increase our annual grant making for the benefit of people across Wiltshire and Swindon. We were hugely indebted to Lady Gooch in her year as High Sheriff of Wiltshire which came to an end in March 2016. From the outset Lady Gooch chose to support our One Degree More education grants for young people through a range of fundraising efforts, raising £20,000 and helping 7 young people to attend university and college. Each year we also raise funds through the Surviving Winter campaign to help older and vulnerable people stay warm and well in the UK’s coldest months. On average 300 people in Wiltshire and Swindon die each winter because of the cold. Norman from Chippenham told us that the grant “has taken a lot of worry from me, as my electricity bills are so heavy. I am over 90 years old and have heart trouble. I have to keep the house warm and I feel the cold so much. Your grant has helped me feel comfortable.” We work with partner organisations such as Age UK, Aster Living, the Credit Unions and Citizens Advice who identify those who really need help. We give grants of £200 directly to those identified and last year we were able to support nearly 150 households. We were very grateful to have the support of Angus Macpherson, Police & Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire & Swindon who hosted a Jazz Lunch at his home in Wroughton in support of the Surviving Winter Appeal for 2015. Bishop Ed Condry put in an enormous effort to raise funds for the Surviving Winter Appeal by undertaking a non-stop challenge on the rowing machine for over 13 hours. It was an extraordinary achievement for Bishop Ed as he shattered the pain barrier in his quest to raise money and he said, “I achieved what was always the main target – hitting my sponsorship target and raising awareness for the excellent Surviving Winter campaign. I’ve now raised over £5,000 for pensioners unable to heat their home due to poverty this winter.” We are grateful to all our donors and supporters throughout the year and the immediate impact they can have to improve the lives of those who are most vulnerable in our county.


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Lady Gooch

Angus Macpherson

How can you help?

We want to increase the impact of local philanthropy for our county. If you are interested in the needs in your community and have the means to help we can support you with a structured and well-organised way to do so. If you have been inspired by what you have learned about us and our work there are many ways to get involved: Individuals and Families We provide philanthropy advice for people who want to give back to their community. Setting up a bespoke individual or family fund targeting issues that you care about is a cost effective alternative to creating a trust of your own but retaining all the good stuff. We can also help you create a gift in your estate that can support things you care about well into the future. Businesses We are an ideal partner for community engagement. We can help you to create a Corporate Social Responsibility framework that allows your business and employees to support the communities in which they live, work and play. This will help you raise your profile as a socially responsible employer. Professional Advisors We can work with you to help your clients. We provide services including philanthropy advice for clients wanting to give something back. We help charitable trusts to continue to meet their charitable aims without the administrative burden and we are an ideal choice for gifts in wills to create a lasting legacy. We would be delighted to arrange a meeting in person. Please call Joanne Brady or Jon Yates on 01380 729284 to find out more. Joanne Brady, Development Director


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.98m future legacies promised


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Where the money comes from

Delivering immediate benefit where Wiltshire people need it most Flow-through funds deliver an immediate impact over the short term Andrew & Belinda Scott Fund Chippenham Constituency Small Grants Fund Comic Relief Coventry Building Society Grants Fund John Laing Charitable Trust Fund Local Giving Support Fund Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner Fund Surviving Winter Grants Fund Syrian Refugee Resettlement Fund The Rupert Smith Memorial Fund Trowbridge Community Benefit Fund Verdon Smith Family Trust Fund WCF Small Grants Fund Everlasting benefit – money and support for today and tomorrow Endowed funds are there to provide a sustainable source of grant making year in and year out Endowed funds which target a specific area or need Abbots Fund Aviva Fund Avon Rubber Fund BJ Richards Trust Fund Blagrave Trust Fund Blagrave Trust Strategic Impact Fund Boris Karloff Fund Castrol Fund Gazette & Herald Fund Gordon Lake Fund for Groups Handy Fund


Harrison Fund Haydon Wick Fund High Sheriff’s Fund Honda Motor Europe Logistics Fund Honda UK Manufacturing Fund James Smith Fund John Cowe Memorial Fund Kestrels Fund Kilcreggan Trust Fund Kitty O’Connor Fund Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Fund Little Somerford Trust Fund Maples Fund North Wessex Downs Fund Paul Osborne Fund Peanuts Trust Fund Peter Holmes Fund QinetiQ Fund Rotary Club of Swindon North Fund Salisbury Diocesan Social Welfare Fund Salisbury Jubilee Fund Samuel William Farmer Trust Fund Swindon Solar Farm Fund Teal Barnett Fund The Filling Station Fund The Taurus Fund Thomas Grace Fund Triumph International Fund Villiers Fund WCF Central Fund WCF Salisbury Fund William Doc Couch Fund for Groups Wiltshire Music Centre Fund Wiltshire Times Fund Youth Action Wiltshire Growth Fund Endowed funds which support our Foundation Grants programme A. W. Gale Charitable Trust Fund Ainslie Foundation Fund Ancram Foundation Fund APT Electrics Fund Arbib Foundation Fund Barclays Bank Fund Bluemay Fund Cairns Foundation Fund Catalent UK Fund Clare Evans Foundation Fund Clark Holt Fund Cleland Family Fund David Airey Foundation Fund David Rogers Fund Dolby Laboratories Fund Ebble Fund Edwards Ford Fund Enterprise Inns Fund

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European Metal Recycling Fund Fiege Merlin Distribution Fund Fiona Richards Foundation Fund Fitzwilliam-Lay Fund Friends of WCF Endowment Fund Fuelforce Ltd Fund Giles Family Fund Gold Fund Hannick Fund Heart Fund Hescott Fund Hiscox Fund Hopton Sports Fund HSBC Fund I & D Wilson Foundation Fund Ian Mactaggart Fund Intel Corporation Fund Intergraph Fund James & Lucilla Joll Foundation Fund Jane Mactaggart Fund John & Susan Rendell Fund John & Valerie Rendell Fund JP Morgan Fleming Fund KPMG Fund Lindsey & Alastair Muir Fund Marsden Foundation Fund Matthews Family Foundation Fund Michael & Annabel Gibb Foundation Fund Michael Wilson Fund Millennium Fund Motorola Fund Moyra James Foundation Fund Mrs L E Sutton Fund Nationwide Building Society Fund Newbigging Fund Nicholas & Diana Baring Foundation Fund Nora Clayton Fund Ottons Land Rover Fund Paws On Fund Peter & Nicky Alberry Foundation Fund Peter & Sarah Troughton Foundation Fund R & VH Fund Reekie Foundation Fund Ross Nicholls Fund RWE Npower Fund Sangster Group Fund Sir Charles & Lady Nunneley Fund Stanley Security Solutions Fund Steve Willcox Foundation Fund T E Connectivity Fund Tessa & John Manser Fund The Best Foundation Fund The Macdonald Family Fund Tithegrove Ltd Fund

Trethowans Fund Uniq Fund Wadworth Fund Walter & Barbara Marais Foundation Fund Wansbroughs Fund William & Madeline Wilks Fund Wilsons Solicitors Fund Wiltshire & Swindon Fund Withy King Fund Woodget Fund Wyldbore-Smith Fund Yorke Fund Funds which support our One Degree More programme for individuals Broad Town Trust Fund Gordon Lake Education Fund Greenacres Fund Old British School Fund Shuker Education Fund Small Council Trusts Fund Withy Trust Fund William Doc Couch Fund for Individuals Wiltshire Education Fund Wiltshire Society Fund

Our Annual Report & Accounts are available to view on our website at www.wiltshirecf.org.uk

3,141 older people helped


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Patrons, trustees and staff

Patrons • Mr John Bush CVO OBE CStJ JP • Sarah Troughton CStJ, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire • The Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon • The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury Trustees • John Adams OBE, Chair • William Wyldbore-Smith DL, Vice-Chair • Emma Gibbons, Treasurer • Denise Bentley • Helen Birchenough • Christopher Bromfield • Jason Dalley • Angus Macpherson (retired October 2015) • Dame Elizabeth Neville DBE QPM DL • Alison Radevsky • Ram Thiagarajah DL JP • Sally Walden • Steve Wall • Elizabeth Webbe • Sue Webber (appointed June 2016) • John Woodget, Chair (deceased July 2015) Staff during 2015/16 • Rosemary Macdonald, Chief Executive • Jon Yates, Development Director • Heidi Yorke, Programme Director • Vicky Hickey, Finance Manager • Kirsty Haasjes, Grants Manager • Jonathan Whitehead-Whiting, One Degree More Grants Officer • Maggie Russell, Grants Co-ordinator and Finance Assistant • Maggie Watson, PA to Chief Executive/ Development Team New Appointments for 2016: • Joanne Brady, Development Director • Kirsty Haasjes, Marketing and Communications Manager • Jane Butler, Grants Manager


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Supporting the Foundation Particularly important to the Community Foundation are those donors who have committed to help us to grow by funding some of our running costs. • Brewster Maude Charitable Trust • Gaiger Bros • Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd • Old Mill Accountants limited • Perrys Recycling • The Fulmer Charitable Trust • The Inchcape Foundation • Wadworth & Co Ltd • Wiltshire Council


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new volunteers were recruited and trained

Photography: Sally Sargent, Natural Portraits (p6, p10, p21, p29); Adrian Harris, Adrian Harris Photography (p8) Design: Mytton Williams

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of groups reported that their project would not have taken place without our grant

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