Berkshire Community Foundation
Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) is an independent charity that aims to connect local people with local causes and projects, ensuring that their donations provide the greatest benefit for those in need. BCF raises funds and makes grants to local charities and community groups across Berkshire, addressing issues such as child poverty, unemployment, social isolation and homelessness.
In June 2010, the Redwood Technologies Group set up a dedicated fund to support local charities and collaborated with the BCF to create the Redwood Technologies Grassroots Fund, which makes grants to support a wide range of local initiatives and community organisations. Through the Grassroots Grants scheme, the UK government matches donations made to the fund pound-for-pound.
The Redwood Technologies Grassroots Fund’s creation was marked by the presentation of a cheque for £10,000 to Richard Griffith-Jones, Chairman of the Berkshire Community Foundation, and Joanne Stokes, former Development Director at BCF, who currently works as a Project Manager at Content Guru.
Sean Taylor, CEO of the Redwood Technologies Group said: “Berkshire is a prosperous county, but there are pockets of real, often unseen, deprivation here. The Berkshire Community Foundation has an excellent track record of helping local people to help themselves and each other, ensuring a steady flow of vital funds straight to the places that need them most. The work of the Foundation has made, and will continue to make, a genuine difference to local people’s lives.”
Redwood Technologies maintains its longstanding commitment to the BCF by making regular donations, which are matched pound-for-pound by the UK government as part of the Grassroots Grant scheme.