Established in 1996, Foundation Derbyshire (the new operating name for Derbyshire Community Foundation) now manages endowment funds of over £6.5 million and has made over £14 million of grants across Derbyshire.
Community foundations are charities throughout the UK dedicated to strengthening local communities, creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion. Community foundations target grants that make a genuine difference to the lives of local people. They manage funds donated by individuals and organisations, building endowment and acting as the vital link between donors and local needs, connecting people with causes, and enabling clients to achieve far more than they could ever by themselves. Community foundations allow donors to specify how, where and over what period of time their money is spent. Gifts of cash, shares, trusts, bequests and property are pooled in multipurpose endowment funds, creating a capital sum whose earnings address donors’ specific interests.
Projects funded by our Derbyshire Freemasons Fund
A new hoist was purchased for Derby based charity umbrella. Umbrella provide critical respite services and parental support to mum’s, dads, siblings, grandparents and other carers of children and young adults with a range of learning difficulties and severe physical disabilities.
The Bus Cafe. They offer a meals on wheels service delivering hot, nutritious food to elderly residents who might be isolated or housebound. They also have a ‘knit & natter and stitching group’. These social clubs support residents from local care homes plus items they sell at local markets go back into providing community care for the elderly.