In 2015 a successful businessman from Nottingham decided to start a fund with 1% of his profits to support local charities in Nottingham. A second business leader quickly saw the potential and was the first to offer his support.
Working with Nottinghamshire Community Foundation (NCF) they created a new charitable fund with the aim of growing it to build a permanent legacy for the people of Nottingham. As government and councils reduce their grants to local charities, they wanted to do what they can to help.
In 2018 the 1% Matters Fund TM set up in Derbyshire with the same aims and ethos but for the County of Derbyshire
Many people can afford to give 1% of their salary, their company profits or dividends and every penny matters to local charities. £500 can go a long way for a small local project providing essential support in our communities.
Whilst we know many people give generously to charity, many would like to give to more local projects, if they knew which ones to give to and if they knew the groups are carefully checked and the spend monitored.
The 1% Matters Fund TM will provide small grants to local projects who are helping young people, the elderly, those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, vulnerable people or those suffering mental health issues.
To find out more about this Fund or indeed to consider donating please visit the Fund’s own website by clicking here