Foundations Match Fund 75

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The Community Foundation for Calderdale has matched the first £75 raised by groups registering on Localgiving.

The foundation has set aside £5,000 as part of its First Match 75, to help the fist 66 groups who set up their own fund-raising page on localgiving.com The fund has been set up to help local community groups and local charities get in on the action.

Chief executive Steve Duncan said: “There are over 3,500 groups and organisations raising money on localgiving.com and they’ve raised more than £2 million. I’d really like to see more Calderdale groups joining in this growing trend, raising much needed cash and becoming part of the brave new digital world.”

The money will help all community groups not just registered charities.

Localgiving.com provides a way for community groups of any size to fund-raise.