Grassroots charities fearful for the future as cost of living crisis begins to bite.

98% of those we asked are concerned about the impact on their organisation’s ability to achieve their aims in the coming twelve months. Whilst it has made online fundraising more crucial than ever with 85% seeing it as important to support their future.

A fresh and exciting new brand for Localgiving

The team here at Localgiving has never been busier, and the demand from grassroots charities for our fundraising support and grantmaking connections has never been greater. To better reflect our evolution and growth our branding has undergone a relaunch.

In challenging times for community groups, Crowdfund Wales hits £2m funding landmark.

Since 2016 Crowdfund Wales has helped 450+ grassroots organisations across the length and breadth of the country explore online fundraising, access grants and succeed at growing their income sustainably to support community projects.

The demand for grant funding in the UK’s third sector has never been greater. Giving by all UK foundations is worth over £8bn per year across multiple sectors and causes. Today’s changemakers need access to simple, streamlined, efficient and measurable funding process, and that's what we deliver.

Supercharge your grantmaking

Magic Little Grants 2022 is set to be our biggest programme to date as we will be awarding £500 grants to 2,650 charitable organisations! Applications will be open from Wednesday 16th March and will take just 10 minutes to complete. Make sure you don’t miss out. Find out more by clicking below.

Apply for your grant today

We know that for grassroots organisations building a strong organisation and raising money for the causes you love can be a challenge. The team at Localgiving are proud to bring you a series of articles and guides to help you maximise the support for your team, recipients and wider community.

Advice and insights for grassroots charities

Funding from Magic Little Grants been invaluable for the Huddersfield Literature Festival, both to support specific projects and to help us demonstrate match funding when applying to the Arts Council. Additionally, using the Localgiving platform has helped us to attract regular donations to support our work. Thanks!

Michelle Hodgson, Festival Director, Huddersfield Literature Festival

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Stories from our community 

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

The past two years have been challenging, especially for Refugee Centre clients, who have suffered even greater anxiety, loneliness and isolation. "During this difficult time, we strongly relied on Localgiving to help keep supporting our clients remotely."

How are your donations helping refugees?

Forget-me-not Chorus

For those with dementia and their families, it offers a particularly difficult set of challenges, but since 2011 this Welsh charity has been organising weekly singing sessions for people with the condition and those who support them.

Hit some high notes with this fantastic charity

Cocoon Kids

We speak exclusively to Helene Griffin, a Director at Cocoon Kids and a Creative Counsellor and Play Therapist about their work with children and young adults, which due to the cost-of-living crisis among other challenges, means their skills are greatly in demand.

How are Cocoon Kids helping youngsters?