Nottingham Community Foundation Inspiring Philanthropy – supporting local causes that matter- making a difference today, tomorrow and forever. NCF was established in 1997 as Sherwood Coalfield Foundation and changed it’s name in 2001 to Nottinghamshire Community Foundation (NCF). It is a local registered charity and company limited by guarantee set up to encourage philanthropy for the benefit of the people of Nottinghamshire. NCF was established in 2001 to encourage philanthropy for the benefit of the people of Nottinghamshire. Foundations have a unique approach to philanthropy allowing individuals and businesses to support their own specific local interests and causes and in doing so invest in the future of their community. NCF acts as a ‘broker’ on a flexible low cost basis between people and organisations who care about their local community. Providing support for the wide range of voluntary organisations, local charities and social enterprises that do the hands-on work to make a real difference to their – and our – communities. NCF has distributed over £25m of grant funding to voluntary and community groups in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire since 2001 to over 3,500 community groups connecting people who care with causes that matter. The Nottingham Comunity Foundation through Thomas Farr Charity, JN Derbyshire Trust fund Refugee Roots.