Nick Hurd launches corporate giving scheme backed by government match funding
Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd last month launched a Dorset Community Foundation corporate giving initiative that will see government put in £1 for every £2 donated by businesses, up to £250,000 over two years.
Corporate Community Giving aims to connect Dorset companies to the causes that matter to them whilst giving them recognition for making a difference to their community. Through this scheme, companies are given intensive support to build a unique offer to the local community.
Dorset Community Foundation are also going through an accreditation process to make Corporate Community GIving a recognised kite mark scheme similar to Investors in People.
Hurd said: "Dorset Community Foundation's new Corporate Community Giving Scheme will make it easier for companies to support small scale local charities. Businesses tell me that they want to get involved in their communities because their employees like it, their customers like it and they want to feel proud about where they live."
Hurd described the match funding as: “A great incentive for people to support their local area."
Dorset Community Foundation is a leading provider of donor advisory and grant making services for companies, private individuals, charitable trusts and statutory bodies.
The main focus of the foundation's work is to provide independent expert advice that enables local companies achieve their charitable aims. During the past year the Foundation distributed £661,000 to 185 local charities, which benefitted 77,000 people across Dorset.