Building a

Funded project: Growing Local CIC

We are Herefordshire Community Foundation (HCF), an independent charity raising funds locally and giving grants to those most in need across the county.

We help the county by…

  • Funding local good causes
  • Supporting individuals in need
  • Inspiring charitable giving & philanthropy

Latest initiatives to change local lives

Current appeals and grants, plus latest news.

Seven children’s outdoor projects awarded grants from George’s Fund

From therapeutic Forest School sessions and accessible gardens to a new outdoor family space George’s Fund is delighted to announce…

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High Sheriff’s Fund awards grants to 23 youth projects

Herefordshire Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the High Sheriff’s Fund has awarded grants to 23 worthwhile projects across…

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Children & young people spring into social action thanks to seven pioneering projects

From tackling climate change and empowering young carers to establishing a community garden, Herefordshire Community Foundation is pleased to announce…

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Time for a new start! Helping student launch watchmaking career

Herefordshire Community Foundation (HCF) first met Benjamin Lerigo in 2021 when he asked for support with the cost of his…

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Our funds target the issues that matter most

With our expert understanding of the county, our funds help tackle specific local challenges.

Fuel Poverty Fund

Fuel Poverty Fund

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Jack Hughes Fund

Jack Hughes Fund

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Appeals & Programmes

What IS a community foundation?

Community foundations are an international movement and there are 47 in the UK  looking after every corner of the country. Working in specific geographic areas, they connect philanthropic people with local causes that matter to them. They build endowments and generate funds to support community needs and local organisations making a difference.  Community foundations offer grant-making programmes funded by donations from individuals, families, businesses as well as grants from other bodies, such as the Government.

Bringing together funds

Distributing to local good causes