Localgiving.com is a website that allows donors to find and give to local charities and community groups, even those too small to be registered charities and therefore excluded from some other online sites and unable to register to claim GiftAid. Localgiving.com is half owned by a charitable foundation and half by the Community Foundation Network and as such is a not-for-profit organisation itself. Having a webpage on the localgiving.com website means that groups can receive donations from people who want to give to their charity and connect with their supporters. Although online donations to charities are growing; some groups may not have the opportunity, the resources or the technology necessary to take advantage of the growth in online giving. Localgiving.com is the solution to this, designed to help breathe new life into local community groups and to transform the way people give to local causes especially by being offered by your local community Foundation which enables it to claim gift aid on your behalf.
• Increases your exposure to the online giving community, and keep in touch with your supporters
• Creates awareness, raise your organisation's profile and the invaluable work you do
• Enables you to benefit from GiftAid on donations received (a possible 25% extra on top)
• Helps increase donations and volunteers for your group
• Enables people to search for your local group by postcode or by the nature of your work
Localgiving.com and Community Foundations across the UK are working in partnership to strengthen local communities through effective charitable giving. Community Foundations are independent registered charities and follow quality accreditation standards endorsed by the Charity Commission. All groups that appear on Localgiving.com are vetted by their local Community Foundation; all Devon groups on Localgiving.com will have been vetted by Devon Community Foundation.
If you are a group that is unknown to us then we will need to be sure that you are a genuine charity or community group that operates within the law and you are working in the interests your local community. This process ensures that donors can feel confident about the donations they make to groups. You do not need to be vetted by us if you have received a grant from us within the last two years.
All donations to Devon groups made on Localgiving.com are processed through Devon Community Foundation which allows Localgiving.com to claim GiftAid - even for groups and charities that are too small to be registered.
How do we register?
To register for localgiving.com please either email: email@example.com or call 01884 235887