Start a Fund

Set up a Named Fund and make a real difference in Herefordshire. Our expert team makes it easy and efficient to establish a charitable Fund that supports the causes that are important to you.

Making it easy to give

  • We match your interests with local needs
  • We look after your investment
  • We handle all compliance & governance 

Stress-free philanthropy

Our Named Funds offer all the flexibility and control of setting up your own charitable trust but without the administrative burden. We offer a hassle-free alternative to charitable trusts. Click here for further information.

As an accredited Community Foundation with a 22-year track record, you can rest assured your investment will be managed with care. Our friendly specialist team is on hand at all times, looking after everything from governance to grant-making. 

We work closely with you to ensure you meet your charitable goals and are confident that your money is being spent wisely.

Support the causes you care about

We provide you with a secure way of giving to the causes that matter most to you.  Make the most of our in-depth local knowledge to ensure your philanthropic support is targeted where it is needed and creates real social impact.

Permanent Fund

Most of our donors choose to set up permanent endowment funds which provide everlasting support to the county. We invest your capital and use the dividend income to make grants year after year, with the potential to build up the fund over future generations of your family. We recommend a minimum pledge of £25,000. 

Flow-through Fund

Alternatively, a flow-through fund provides the option for the full amount of your charitable giving to be awarded as grants over a specific time period. This means that your support can be put to immediate use. You can add to your fund as and when you wish, or not at all. 

Choose your level of involvement

Our flexible approach means you can be as hands-on (or not) as you like. Typical ways to get involved include assessing applications and choosing who to support, through to visiting beneficiaries. However, many of our donors prefer to set their fund’s priorities and leave the rest to us. We’ll create a bespoke fund that suits your individual needs and the way you like to work. We can offer confidentiality for donors who wish to remain anonymous.

How to Start a Fund with HCF?

Setting up a Named Fund with HCF is easy.

For a confidential discussion about your philanthropic giving, please call Bridie Sullivan CEO on 01432 272 550 or complete our contact form.

  • Talk to us about what you would like to achieve
  • Choose a name for your fund
  • Sign our donor agreement
  • Transfer funds
  • Be part of our community of fundholders, receiving annual reports & getting involved as much as you wish