Our role

Heart of Bucks is the county’s community foundation and our main aim is to encourage and enable localised ‘giving back’, so that together we can fund a wide range of charitable projects across Buckinghamshire.

As a community foundation, we secure donations from individuals, trusts and organisations that want to make a difference in the areas they are passionate about.  Through providing bespoke services to our donors, we can ensure that their charitable giving is maximised throughout the county. The donor development team are dedicated to ensuring that excellent service levels are maintained across their fund portfolio.

Throughout the year, local charities and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for funding for a hugely diverse array of projects. From the initial stages of expressing an interest in applying, through to a grant being awarded, organisations are assisted by our internal grants team. We are proud to offer custom support to ensure applications are of the highest standard before they are taken to panel. Our dedicated grants panel – who meet throughout the year to carefully consider applications – consists entirely of Buckinghamshire-based volunteers, whose experience covers everything from education to business and are a fundamental part of the application process.

We’re part of a network of 46 similar but independent community foundations throughout the UK, all working to encourage and enable local giving.

For more information on supporting your community and becoming a donor, click here. Alternatively, you can call us on 01296 330134 to discuss your specific requirements.

If you’re looking to find out more about applying for a grant or loan, click here.