Heart of Bucks take pride in offering convenient and impactful ways for companies to support grassroots organisations in the areas where they operate or where their employees live.
In 2020, we established the Community Investor Fund, to provide a simple way for businesses of all sizes to donate to local charities and good causes. Businesses can make a one-off or annual donation of any size into the fund. These contributions are then divided into immediate support funds and investment funds, ensuring a positive impact both now and in the future.
Heart of Bucks has nearly 25-years of experience in awarding grants. Heart of Bucks utilises its local knowledge and expertise to attract and evaluate applications, conduct rigorous due diligence checks, and allocate grants that have the greatest impact across a wide range of beneficiaries. By supporting smaller, local charities and organisations, your business can make a difference and provide financial support to those most in need. We also provide detailed reports on the impact your donation has made and the lives it has touched.
Community grants awarded
The fund has awarded more than £84,000 in grants to a range of projects including:
- Providing equipment for a monthly movie night in a local village to combat social isolation.
- Offering activity sessions for individuals living with disabilities to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
- Empowering women from black minority ethic backgrounds through a fashion design and sewing programme to enhance their employability.
- Supporting individuals and families in crisis due to alcohol, drug and/or gambling problems.
- Upgrading a children’s play area to provide accessible and diverse play equipment to promote physical health and development.
A percentage of the donated funds is transferred into the Heart of Bucks endowment fund which is invested to ensure the organisation’s long-term sustainability by generating a permanent income stream.
Benefits for businesses:
Donating through our Community Investors Fund is an easy way to fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals and give back to the community in which you operate.
We provide an opportunity to localise your charitable giving without the usual administrative hassle. By donating to our fund, you can rest assured that your contribution will have a positive impact on the people and landscape of Buckinghamshire. We’ll handle all the necessary administration and due diligence.
We believe in celebrating the philanthropic achievements of all our Community Investors. As an investor, your company will be named on our website, and we also award a Community Investor of the Month.
We share these achievements from our Community Investors across our social media platforms and website. Examples of some recent news articles featuring our Community Investors include:
Our annual Community Investors event brings together all our community investors to share best practice and recognise the achievements made possible through their donations. It’s an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, learn from others, and share your experience to inspire others. Read more about our 2023 event here.
We provide regular impact reports, informing you about the programmes and groups that have received grants from the Community Investor Fund. This information can be communicated to your employees to enhance engagement and support for your charitable activities.
Community Investors are invited to our Seeing is Believing events where you will get to go out into the community and see first-hand the great work being done as a result of your donations.
Heart of Bucks is so much more than our Community Investor Fund. We help businesses establish named charitable funds, bespoke charitable foundations and much more. Discover more about the other ways we can support your corporate giving aims.
Our Community Investors range from small companies to national brands, and we value each one equally for their positive impact on the Buckinghamshire community. See a full list of our current Community Investors.
Interested in becoming a Community Investor? For more information and to discuss your needs, email email@example.com