Duplication in the UK charity sector often causes funding to fall short of reaching the problems charities are trying to address. It is also very sad that many charities are set up without establishing whether there is genuine need - they frequently have a very short lifespan.

Community Foundations have lasted a century because they can solve some of these problems. We can supply the charitable expertise and local knowledge to ensure that funding is directed to the right causes. We can also introduce groups to one another to engender collaboration - building a far more efficient charitable sector.