Northampton community groups can sign up to a new scheme to have donations they receive doubled.
Local grant-giving organisation, the Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF), is offering community groups and charities the chance to register with the localgiving.com scheme to receive match funding on donations.
The ‘Spring for a Year’ campaign aims to allocate £15,000 of match funding to groups before May 2.
Organisations registered with NCF’s localgiving.com scheme will have monthly donations of up to £10 made via the webpage matched for up to 12 months, of a value up to £1,500.
Localgiving project manager, Sarah Sweet-Rowley, said the scheme helps small charities raise their profiles and added: “Localgiving.com is a great new lifeline for small, local charities who need to secure longer-term funds.
“Twelve months of match- funding will help charities forward plan their activities.”
Localgiving.com provides small charities with a personalised website where they can actively fund-raise for themselves. Supporters who make a monthly donation to one of the charities in the scheme will find that up to £10 of their donation is match funded for up to 12 months, meaning the charity receives £240 in a year instead of £120.
Gift Aid adds another 25 per cent to the original donation so the charity could raise £270 per year from a £10 monthly donation in the scheme.
Greens Norton Community Choir in Towcester has raised more than £4,000 in eight months on localgiving.com. Jonathan Kingsleigh-Smith said: “Localgiving.com is an easy payment scheme. It helps communities like ours to help ourselves. We are now part of a wider community of charities online who are providing a huge support network for vulnerable local people.” For more details or to sign up to the scheme, call NCF on Northampton 230033.