Why Give Locally?

We hope you share our vision of making the Bradford District a happier, healthier and safer place in which to live and work. There are many important needs and great causes right here on our doorstep and we would like to use them to inspire your charitable giving.

Every penny raised in the area will stay in the area , supporting and benefiting the local economy.

Local community and voluntary groups can reach parts of the community that other sectors just can’t meet, tackling really difficult issues and having incredibly positive impacts. Sometimes a small change makes a really big difference in a person’s life.

You can see, at first hand, just what difference your gift is making by visiting the projects and meeting the people who are putting your gift to great use.

You can often combine fundraising with volunteering activities, providing very practical support for local groups as well as raising funds.

Why give through the Bradford District Community Fund?

  • With over 1,500 community groups and charities in the District, it is not easy knowing where to start. Our expert, local knowledge means that we can provide you with all the information you need – about local needs, what groups are tackling which themes or working in specific areas of the city. We help ensure that your giving is targeted and effective.
  • We offer a personal service, with tailor-made solutions to meet your needs. We work hard to find the right options to suit your interests and your resources and then work with you to help put your plans into action.
  • Through us you can join a network of other philanthropists who share a passion for the area, and who are committed to making a difference. You can meet to discuss ideas, co-fund projects together, learn about other people’s passions and interests and begin to develop your own philanthropy strategy.
  • We take the hassle out of giving and provide you with peace of mind, knowing we have done all the necessary checks before we award a grant, as well as continuing to work with the community group so that we can report on the results as well.
  • You avoid the legal and administrative expenses of administering a separate charitable trust, reviewing applications and responding to requests. That is our job, leaving you free to enjoy the impact of your giving.
  • We also help ensure that your gift is made in a tax-efficient way, potentially saving you money.

We are always pleased to talk to people, to answer your questions and to hear your thoughts about how to make a difference.