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AdviceUK Foundation Fund

The Foundation Fund is AdviceUK’s vehicle for raising funds to support its members. The Fund received its first donation in 2017 and we’ve been building it since to create an endowment and income from which to provide grants.

How does it work?

  • Only AdviceUK members will be able to access the funds that the Foundation Fund will hold
  • Members will be able to apply for one-off grants for development and improvement purposes
  • The Fund will be overseen by a Grants Panel led by an independent Chair

How does it make a difference?

Demand for advice has never been greater. After years of austerity, cuts and falling real incomes, millions more people are living close to the edge and more likely to need outside help when something goes wrong. Advice services are there to help but they themselves are struggling. Most are local charities and they all have to raise their own funds and have nothing to spare for the kind of things that maintain standards or create efficiencies, such as training or new technology. Often the amounts that would make a difference are relatively small. That’s where the Foundation Fund aims to help – small grants to make a big difference.

The difference you can make

We are seeking to raise funds from:

  • Fundraising events
  • Corporate donations and sponsorships
  • Block grants from trusts and foundations
  • Individual donations

We would welcome your sponsorship when our own staff and trustees participate in fundraising events for the Foundation Fund. Even better, when you’re next organising or taking part in an event please consider us as your good cause.

If your company has a charity of the year, gives occasional donations or has dormant funds to dispose of please consider us. We can provide any financial accountabilities or indemnities required.

For grant-making Trusts and Foundations we can facilitate support to hundreds of charities through a single grant for a specified programme with full reporting.

Here are some examples of how your money can help:

  • £50 covers all costs of a typical advice session
  • £100 pays for a day’s training for a new adviser
  • £500 pays for 1 adviser’s specialist software for a year

Donate to the Foundation Fund via Virgin Money Giving.