About Us

Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups. It aims to empower grassroots organisations to fundraise online, connect with supporters and take control of their financial future. In addition, it provides advocacy for the local voluntary sector and works to secure third-party funding for its members. It provides free training opportunities, fundraising resources and regular incentivised giving campaigns to help groups raise funds.

Localgiving is a not-for-profit social enterprise, owned by registered charities; the Localgiving Foundation and UK Community Foundations. Founded in 2008 by Marcelle Speller OBE, it has since supported over 4,000 local charities to fundraise online and processed over £10m in donations, Gift Aid and match funding. For more information, please visit http://www.localgiving.com

Press releases

£300k Distributed To Local Charities Through Magic Little Grants Fund

● 600 local charities and community groups have benefited from Localgiving’s Magic Little Grants Fund so far in 2019 ● Magic Little Grants are... read more

26.09.2019 • By Localgiving

Best-Selling Author Crowned Local Hero 2019 Champion

Local Hero 2019 champion, Ben Kane, raises £10k for Park in the Past CIC and gains a top prize of £1,000 Over £160k raised for local... read more

15.05.2019 • By Localgiving

Magic Little Grants Fund 2019 to Support Hundreds of Local Charities...

Hundreds of grants of £500 will be awarded to local charities and community groups through Localgiving’s Magic Little Grants Fund 2019.... read more

25.03.2019 • By Localgiving

Localgiving to give fundraisers the chance to become Local Heroes this...

Localgiving’s fourth annual Local Hero campaign to run from the 1st – 30th April The top 20 fundraisers at the end of the month will secure cash... read more

13.02.2019 • By Localgiving

Free Localgiving Membership for BT MyDonate Customers

Localgiving is offering a free annual membership to current BT MyDonate customers. The online fundraising platform BT MyDonate will be... read more

24.01.2019 • By Localgiving

Localgiving raise £360,000 for local UK Charities through Grow Your...

Grow Your Tenner campaign raises £360,000 for 324 local charities and community groups across the UK 1,643 people set up monthly donations... read more

20.12.2018 • By Localgiving

Localgiving to Match 6 Months of Donations in Grow Your Tenner 2018

Localgiving will match monthly donations up to £10 for a full 6 months during Grow Your Tenner 2018 The campaign is open to all Localgiving... read more

19.11.2018 • By Localgiving

Localgiving announces major improvements to fundraising pages

Localgiving give individual fundraisers more control over the look and feel of their pages Fundraising pages can be set up and ready to receive... read more

25.09.2018 • By Localgiving

Localgiving to award over £200,000 to local charities through Magic...

Localgiving to provide grants of £500 to small charities and community groups thanks to support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery... read more

05.06.2018 • By Localgiving

£4,000 in prizes to be won in Localgiving’s Small Charity Week Challenge

Small Charity Week Challenge aim to highlight the wide range of causes that local charities and community groups support. At the end of the week... read more

29.05.2018 • By Localgiving

Localgiving report finds local charities fearful of their long term...

Report sparks debate about the future of UK’s local voluntary sector Localgiving report finds local charities are hugely overstretched... read more

26.04.2018 • By Localgiving

T​ake the chance to be a Local Hero this Spring

Localgiving's Local Hero fundraising campaign to run between 1st and 30th April 2018 Local Hero champion will receive £1,000 for their charity... read more

13.03.2018 • By Localgiving

Localgiving Awards £100,000 in Magic Little Grants to 205 Grassroots...

Since September 2017, Localgiving has awarded £100,000 in grants to 205 local charities across 59 counties through its Magic Little Grants... read more

31.01.2018 • By Localgiving

Localgiving calls on donors to support grassroots charities in the...

Localgiving’s Winter Giving campaign gives a platform to local charity appeals in the season of giving. Winter Giving launches on... read more

15.11.2017 • By Localgiving

Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner Match Fund Campaign raises £670,000 for...

Grow Your Tenner 2017 is set to raise £670,000 for local charities and community groups across the UK. Over 1,700 Direct Debit donations were... read more

09.11.2017 • By Localgiving

Localgiving Awards £35,000 in Funding to Local Charities through its...

£35,000 in funding awarded to 72 charities in first phase of Magic Little Grant 2017 funding. Grants awarded to charitable organisations... read more

04.10.2017 • By Localgiving

Six months of matched donations to celebrate six years of Grow Your Tenner

Localg i ving to match monthly donations up to £10 for a full 6 months during Grow Your Tenner . Localgiving to host a free webinar... read more

06.09.2017 • By Localgiving

Small Charities across the UK to benefit from matched donations on 22nd...

On Thursday 22nd June Localgiving will be doubling all one-time donations pound for pound up to £25. The Small Charity Week Match Fund will... read more

16.06.2017 • By Localgiving

Localgiving’s Local Hero 2017 campaign raises over £122k for grassroots...

Over £122k raised for local charities across the UK 340 fundraisers competed for £5,000 in Prize money Local Hero 2017 champion, Adam Curtis,... read more

08.05.2017 • By Localgiving

New Report Finds Local Charities Fear for long-term Survival

PRESS RELEASE 16th December 2016 Just 46% of local charities confident of 5-year survival Sector stretched to capacity: 78% of... read more

16.12.2016 • By Localgiving

Government-funded Match Fund Campaign to Raise Over £1 Million for Local...

Grow Your Tenner 2016 set to raise over £1m for more than 1,300 local charities and community groups More than 4,000 Direct Debit donations set... read more

06.12.2016 • By Localgiving

Government contributes £245,000 to Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner match...

The Office for Civil Society has injected £245,000 into Localgiving’s ‘Grow Your Tenner’ match fund to help local charities and community groups... read more

05.10.2016 • By Localgiving

NCVO, FSI, Sported and SCC Offer Free Localgiving Memberships until the...

FSI, NCVO, Sported and the Small Charities Coalition offering free first year Localgiving memberships until the end of 2016 Groups able to... read more

14.09.2016 • By Localgiving

Report Finds Match Funds Stimulate Higher & More Frequent Donations

A new Localgiving report explores how match funding and other financial incentives stimulate charitable giving In 2015, Localgiving’s... read more

04.08.2016 • By Localgiving

Localgiving Launches Initiative to Help Environmental Groups in the...

On 1 5th June Localgiving joined forces with Manchester social enterprise, Sow the City to build ‘The Perfect Wildlife Pond’ for a local care... read more

16.06.2016 • By Localgiving

The sky is the limit for daring granny Wendy!

April 2016 Wendy Richmond, 80, is no ordinary granny. Far from the TV and slippers, Wendy prefers to spend her time proving that age is not... read more

25.04.2016 • By Localgiving

Don’t be an April Fool; Be a Local Hero! Localgiving’s Local Hero...

Localgiving , the UK's leading online giving and support network for local charities and community groups, is putting the spotlight on individual... read more

01.04.2016 • By Localgiving

Localgiving to double 1,000 x £5 donations for #GivingTuesday

Localgiving announces #GiveMe5 campaign to mark #GivingTuesday on 1st December 2015 1,000 x £5 donations made to local charities will be... read more

30.11.2015 • By Localgiving

Local Charities Stretched to Capacity, New Report Reveals

PRESS RELEASE A report by Localgiving , assessing the state of the UK's local voluntary sector, has revealed that local charities and... read more

13.10.2015 • By Localgiving

Localgiving announce inaugural ‘Grow Your Tenner’ Award winners

Charities awarded for Future Impact, Fundraising Innovation and PR Superstar Charities hailed for their innovative ideas and enormous... read more

12.08.2015 • By Localgiving