Seedlings Fund

Local businesses offering a helping hand to local projects

About the Seedlings Fund

The Seedlings Fund offers a vital helping hand to small projects that make a big difference in our local communities.

This special fund is made possible thanks to the support of Herefordshire’s businesses.

From sole traders to large corporations, all sizes and types of business in the county can play their part by donating £10 per member of staff every year.

The Seedlings Fund makes it easy for businesses to plan and manage their charitable giving. Even better, the more that take part, the bigger the impact we can make!

Business giving made easy

Join with other businesses in Herefordshire to make a real difference!

By giving £10 per member of staff per year, the business community can collectively direct its charitable giving to projects in need across the county.

Your donations will be in very safe hands as Herefordshire Community Foundation has a 22-year track record of administering, investing and distributing funds.

  • Supports local projects
  • Makes a positive difference
  • Managed by Herefordshire Community Foundation

Join these businesses to do good

The Seedlings Fund has been brought to life thanks to the support of a handful of local businesses

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It feels fantastic to be joining with other local businesses to make a real difference in Herefordshire.

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Any business can give to Seedlings

Donate £10 per member of staff per year


Can any size of company get involved? 


Absolutely! All businesses are welcome to contribute to The Seedlings Fund, from sole traders to SMEs through to larger corporations. If you employ staff in Herefordshire then we would love to hear from you.


Who will be helped by our donation? 


Herefordshire Community Foundation has a deep understanding of the county and the issues it faces. We will ensure that the Seedlings Fund supports those community projects most in need, with a particular focus on helping new initiatives to get going.


How will we know who has been supported? 


We’ll keep you in the loop about the causes supported and how they are making a difference to local people. You will receive a quarterly e-newsletter with latest updates, such as invitations to apply for grants which you can share with your network, as well as details of grants given. There will also be opportunities for member businesses to get more closely involved, such as sitting on the decision-making panel.


How do we sign up as a business member? 


We can’t wait to discuss your involvement with the Seedlings Fund. Simply call xxx on xxx or email xxx.


How can we demonstrate our support for The Seedlings Fund?


We will provide you with a downloadable branding pack featuring logos in a variety of formats as well as short written info about The Seedlings Fund which you can then use on your website and other marketing collateral.


What are the benefits of supporting The Seedlings Fund?


The Seedlings Fund offers an easy way to plan and manage your charitable giving and can form part of your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility or ESG policy. It’s also a tax-efficient way of giving.


How do I apply for a grant from the Fund?


When we launch funding rounds, details will be shared via our e-news, this website and our social channels. We advise community projects to sign up to our e-newsletter to hear all our funding announcements.

Find out more

Get in touch to discuss becoming a business member of Seedlings Fund