An Introduction to Giving and Philanthropy

Suffolk benefits from an incredibly passionate and talented voluntary sector of over 5,000 charities and community groups, supported by over 100,000 volunteers. What you may not realise is just how essential their work is to changing local lives.

Over 50% of us will seek the support of a local charity in the coming year, and what many people don’t realise is that however severe the challenge, it is most likely to be a small local charity that will provide the grassroots support we all need.

Currently, 78% of all charitable giving reaches only the top 3% of the largest national and international charities, which means that only a tiny proportion of our giving currently goes to supporting the needs of local people.

We work with individuals, families, businesses, trusts and public sector partners to help strengthen their understanding, and financial support for the needs of people in Suffolk. 

If you would like to get involved, please do get in touch with us – we would be delighted to discuss your ambitions and explore a way of giving to Suffolk that might work for you. Alternatively, you can give now.

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Create an individual fund

A charitable fund in the name of your family is straightforward and easy to set up…

Create a business/corporate fund

A charitable fund in the name of your company…

Leave a legacy

A legacy to Suffolk Community Foundation can specifically name causes you want to support…

Give together

There are many ways in which you can support Suffolk by giving to one of our many…

Professional advisors

Working in partnership with professional advisors has directly benefited some of the…

Tax efficient giving

Individuals and companies can obtain tax relief on charitable donations: cash, shares, land…

Young Philanthropy

Philanthropy is usually a word we associate with the world of adults and rich people…

Transfer an existing trust or foundation

We can take on existing charitable trusts or foundations…

Funding in partnership

Find out more about how we partner with other organisations to ensure that their money…

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