Grant evaluation
It is essential charity best practice that Berkshire Community Foundation monitors the success and impact of every grant awarded from any of our funds.

It is from evaluations that we learn about the groups we fund and how successful projects have been. This knowledge helps us to be accountable to our donors, and to consistently improve our grant-making.

Grant evaluations are so important to us that we will be reluctant to fund a group a second time if they have not returned previous evaluations.

Every group who receives a grant will be asked to complete a Grant Evaluation Report within 12 months of the date the funds were received. A copy of this form is available below.

We are happy to supply a high-res version of our logo for any group wanting to acknowledge us in their annual report or official marketing. Please contact We would also be keen to collaborate with you on creating case studies, news stories and PR about the great work you do. Just get in touch!

For a summary of the impact of our strategy and grant-making, please download our 2015 Impact Report. 

  • “Diligence is always needed, as great projects, indeed great communities, aren't formed overnight."
    Joe McKenna
    Executive Director of BCF, 1993-1998
  • “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
  • "We have been very active in Slough, thanks largely to your very generous funding award."
    David Jannetta
    CEO, Alzheimer's Dementia Support
  • “We are very grateful to Berkshire Community Foundation for their grant. The funding will help Launchpad to continue to provide one to one support to disadvantaged people in Reading – by providing a clean, safe home, the foundation of all our support – and then the services to help people get their lives back on track: education, training and employment.”
    Roz Taylor
    Launchpad Reading
  • “We would not have been able to fund so many of these events without the generous support of Berkshire Community Foundation and we are immensely grateful. The smiling faces of the Young Carers says it all.”
    Alison McIntyre
    Friends of Young Carers
  • “Berkshire Community Foundation does a great job in our local area."
    The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP
    Prime Minister
  • "We remain determined to increase grant making year on year because the need in Berkshire is increasing, not diminishing."
    Chris Barrett
    Chair of Trustees, Berkshire Community Foundation
  • "Berkshire Community Foundation has been instrumental in providing funding to kick start and/or maintain sporting activities. Without this help we would not have been able to achieve anywhere near the successes we have had in these sporting areas."
    Tom Conlin
    CEO, Berkshire Vision
  • "The physio, home exercise, remedial massage and acupuncture financed by grants from Berkshire Community Foundation have helped out members' mobility, flexibility, strength and stamina. These grants have been invaluable and we cannot thank you enough."
    Rosalind Milne
    Maidenhead & District Stroke Club
  • "The additional practical support from Berkshire Community Foundation on how to make best use of this online giving site was brilliant as it helped us to raise some much needed funds for core costs as well as supporting some of our learners."
    Seema Kamboj & Bobbi Johal
    Project Coordinators, Apna Virsa
  • "My leg would not move following my stroke 12 week ago. Now it is starting to move. I couldn't have done it without you."
    Stroke survivor
    (whose therapy is based primarily on the use of the equipment paid for by The Herongate Fund through Berkshire Community Foundation)
  • “We really appreciate your support and continue to be touched by the kindness of so many people, which has allowed us to continue our work with the families. Please be assured that your grant really will make a difference in helping us to support more families with young children here in Reading.”
    Grant recipient