Where our funding comes from

 Localgiving's work is funded via a range of means, including grants from other charitable foundations, donations from private individuals and trading income. 

Grants and awards



Our Magic Little Grants Programme is funded by the players of the People's Postcode Lottery through Postcode Community Trust




Big Lottery has provided funding for our Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Development Programmes.





Our North West Development Programme is funded by players of People's Postcode Lottery.




The Robertson Trust has provided funding for our Scotland Development Programme.




Making a Difference Locally funded our 2016 Local Hero Campaign.





Google Ad Grants enable us to run AdWords campaigns.





Your donations, big and small, are vital in helping us to achieve sustainability and continue delivering our mission into the future. 

If you are interested in supporting Localgiving through a one-time or regular donation, you can do so here. Thank you. 

Trading income

In addition to the funding we receive through grants and donations, we also generate trading income via charity memberships and commission on donations made through our website. Revenue is reinvested into developing our technology platform and delivering improved services to our members.

Past funders

The following organisations have supported Localgiving's programmes in the past:


The Office for Civil Society funded two match funds through Localgiving in 2011 and 2012. It also provided funding for our annual Grow Your Tenner campaigns from 2012 - 2015 and our 2015 #GiveMe5 campaign as part of #GivingTuesday.




The Peter Sowerby Foundation funded our North Yorkshire Development Programme from 2013 to 2015.




Heart of Experian provided funding for our 2015 Local Hero campaign.




Nutmeg provided funding for our 2015 Local Hero campaign. 



The Childhood Trust provided match funding to support London children's charities through its Summer Smiles campaign and again through Grow Your Tenner 2015. 



Berkshire Community Foundation provided match funding to support Berkshire charities through Grow Your Tenner 2015. 



The Community Foundation for Calderdale provided match funding to support Calderdale charities through Grow Your Tenner 2015. 

Support our work

If you're interested in helping Localgiving to make an even bigger difference, we'd love to hear from you.

Like many of the thousands of groups we work with, Localgiving is also working towards sustainability. By diversifying our income sources to include earned income, grants and generous donations from philanthropists, corporates and other funders, our hope is that we can continue to serve the local voluntary sector long into the future.

How you can help: