The Localgiving Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to providing funding opportunities and advocacy for local charities and community groups in the UK. Its mission is to safeguard the sustainability of the local voluntary sector by empowering charitable organisations to connect with supporters, fundraise online and take control of their future.
The Foundation operates through its wholly owned subsidiary Localgiving Ltd. and its online platform at www.localgiving.org Localgiving validates all new charities and community organisations on the platform. It manages the distribution of funds to each group via the Foundation. This ensures that all donations are appropriately spent by trustworthy charitable organisations, so online donors can feel confident about the donations that they make.
An exciting new chapter for the Localgiving Foundation
We’re delighted to announce that social entrepreneur Tom Latchford has been appointed as the new Chair of the Localgiving Foundation.
Tom has helped raise tens of millions of pounds for charities online as founder of Raising IT, which is the UK market leader for websites and fundraising tools for the third sector. He will be bringing his experience, passion and philanthropic pedigree to help more local charities grow. Marcelle Speller, the Foundation’s founder, has decided to hand the reins to Tom after 9 years’ service. We are hugely grateful to Marcelle for her vision in setting up Localgiving and her leadership throughout our first decade. Marcelle’s passion for local charities continues unabated and she will remain an ambassador for the organisation. Read More Here
England and Wales charity registration number: 1132411 Scotland charity registration number: SC047395