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We know that many kind-hearted and generous people live in Berkshire who do and want to give what they can to their community.

If you have between £5 and £1,000 to spare, we can use this to help make grants to a network of local charities and community groups.

Online donations
Use the form below to make donations. You can choose a set amount to donate, or specify your own amount.

You can also choose a fund for the donation to go towards and also if the donation is to be repeated each month.

Once the “Donate” button is clicked, you will be taken to PayPal to make the donation (either with an existing PayPal account or a Credit/Debit card).

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Donate by cheque
Cheques made payable to “Berkshire Community Foundation” can be sent to:

Berkshire Community Foundation
100 Longwater Avenue
Green Park
Reading
RG2 6GP

If you are a UK taxpayer, or your company pays tax, it is simple to make a tax efficient donation to help your local community.  Just print off and complete this gift aid form and send it to us along with your cheque.  At no cost to you, every £1 donation is worth more to Berkshire Community Foundation, which as a registered charity can reclaim the standard rate of tax.

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Impact Report
Vital Signs 2016
  • “Diligence is always needed, as great projects, indeed great communities, aren't formed overnight."
    Joe McKenna
    Executive Director of BCF, 1993-1998
  • “During my 13 years as Lord Lieutenant, I witnessed what a difference Berkshire Community Foundation's grants made to the lives of so many people in Berkshire.”
    Sir Philip Wroughton KCVO DL
    Honorary Life President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • "I believe in Berkshire. We all put our own families and homes first but in doing so, we want to ensure the community in which we live is one that we can be proud of."
    Harry Henderson DL
    Vice President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • “The continuing support for local groups would not have been possible without a myriad of corporate and individual supporters, enthusiastic trustees and staff, the dedication of whom underwrites the success of Berkshire Community."
    Brigadier Robin Draper CVO OBE
    CEO, Berkshire Community Foundation 1998-2008
  • “Since I first became a trustee in 1991, my enthusiasm for BCF has never waned, as is the case it seems for everyone else who gets to know BCF. Particularly, of course, the recipients, who not only receive a grant but also sound advice on all aspects of developing the work of their organisation."
    Jane Wates OBE
    Vice President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • “The original plans for the Foundation were driven by the needs of those living in Berkshire and how those needs could be alleviated. History has proven that not only was the concept behind the Foundation an inspired idea, but it was a workable one. As a former trustee of BCF, I am very proud that my family was involved from the start in establishing and developing such a fundamental part of charitable operations within the county."
    Richard Benyon MP
    MP for Newbury
  • "Phi-lan-thro-py: the act of donating money, goods, time or effort to support a charitable cause...any altruistic activity which is intended to promote good, or improve the quality of human life..."
    Definition of philanthropy
  • "I view the Community Foundation as an ideal complement to our charity programme. It is a most effective method of delivering support to local charities."
    John Nike OBE DL
    Chairman, Nike Group of Companies
  • “Whilst many people believe Berkshire is an affluent area, each unitary authority faces a number of real and, sometimes, hidden problems."
    The Hon. Mrs Bayliss CVO JP DL
    Honorary Life President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • "I recognise that those of us that are luckier in life than others have the responsibility to those that are finding life a struggle... The Foundation makes it all so simple for me - I know the process and attention to detail ensures that what little help I do give hits the spot in the most efficient manner it can."
    Harry Henderson DL
    Vice President, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • “Localgiving.com is an excellent way of showcasing all the fantastic work being carried out at grassroots level to help those most in need. It allows people to support a local cause and to see what a real difference their donation has made."
    Liz McDaniel
    Fundraising & Events Manager, Dingley’s Promise
  • “Although child poverty is falling in the UK, there are still too many children growing up in disadvantaged circumstances, and we cannot be blind to areas of deprivation even in relatively affluent places such as Berkshire.”
    The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP
    Prime Minister
FEATURED

Friends of Young Carers

A grant of £5,000 from the NHS Carers Fund, managed by BCF, has helped to fund ongoing outings and activities for Young Carers in West Berkshire.