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Charitable Trusts

Worcestershire Community Foundation's specialist knowledge of the charitable sector and need in their local area makes them a key member of the best team you can have.

Worcestershire Community Foundation can share ideas and examples of philanthropy that showcase a more targeted and knowledgeable approach to charitable giving - helping clients consider how and when they may best give their money.

Charitable Trusts and Transfers (PDF)
Charity Commission Advice (PDF)
Comparative Table (PDF)

Trusts supported by the Community Foundation

Named Funds

The Community Foundation already works closely with many charitable trusts operating in the county. We distribute funding on behalf of charitable trusts as part of our flow through funding programs and have endowment funds set up by charitable trusts to provide year on year support to the causes they care about. We provide valuable local knowledge and assistance to help charitable trusts distribute funding in our county. We currently distribute funding for Comic Relief, Glencora Fund, Youth Social Action Fund.

We are also an efficient, cost effective alternative to the creation of a Charitable Trust in the first place. The settlor can create the same benefit for the issues they care about and have the same personal involvement by creating a Named Fund at the Community Foundation.

Trust Transfers

Occasionally, trusts will decide that it is the right time to close as their original charitable objectives have been fulfilled; due to administration becoming time consuming, or because the Trustees wish to retire. When trusts close, the Community Foundation is able to assume management of charitable trusts that benefit the people of Worcestershire. Trusts can be recreated as Funds within the Community Foundation as a new Named Fund, but with the same name as the former Charitable Trust. The objects of the Trust can be retained or amended, and if any of the Trustees wish to remain involved they can often do so as an advisory panel.

The Community Foundation takes on all the responsibilities for investment, administration and compliance with Charity Law. All applications for funding will be thoroughly assessed by the Community Foundation’s grants team and ratified by the board of Trustees, ensuring that good-quality grants are made regularly from the fund, now and in the future.

For more information contact the Community Foundation’s Development Director Lucy Wells, 07909 111812; email: Lucy.wcf@comfirst.org.uk

Our Supporters

Worcestershire Community Foundation,
c/o Community First, First Floor, Unit 3 Harmac House,
Chequers Close, Enigma Business Park, Malvern, WR14 1GP