What Are Community First Funds?
Community First Funds are endowment funds set up by individual people and companiesor groups of individuals and
companies who want to make their charitable donations go further and who want to support their community and
the local causes they care about.
Why Choose An Endowment Fund?
You make a donation with a difference
You can give as much or as little as you want, there’s no upper limit
You can pool resources to create an area specific fund
You can create your own personal or family fund
You provide an income for your local community year after year after year
You have an asset to pass down to the next generation
You create a lasting benefit for Cheshire people and communities
You’re involved in deciding how, where and when your charitable funds are spent
You can rest assured that Cheshire Community Foundation Trustees will always look after your Fund
You get quarterly income to distribute and any capital gains annually as well
Until March 2015 you get an uplift on your donation of 50% at no extra cost to you
How Does It Work?
You make one initial donation which is invested in perpetuity in either a combined fund for Cheshire, your own named
fund, or an area specific fundwhich allows you to make Grants year in, year out to local good causes. The Funds are
invested on your behalf through Cheshire Community Foundation by CCLA Investment Management, chosen for its
solid investment track record in the charity sector. You can top up the fund at any time in the future or fundraise to
add money to the fund.
It's simple for Companies and Eligible Private Charitable Trusts
It’s simple for Individuals
If you would like more information on setting up a fund or the Government’s Community First Endowment Match
Challenge please contact Helen O’Donnell, CEO at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Community First donations are subject to a 5% set up fee. Gift Aid, as income, is subject to CCF’s standard 10% fee on income.