Outside body

Plymouth Drake Foundation - The Community Charity


The foundation’s purpose is developing wealthy, healthy and lively communities in Plymouth. We aim to achieve this by providing grants to Plymouth’s voluntary and community sector; They fund charities, community groups and social enterprises.


The foundation was established in its current charity role in 2007.  It is distinct from other not for profit and voluntary organisations in Plymouth on its objectives of raising funds from corporate and private donors and distributing them solely for the purposes of developing Plymouth communities now and forever.


It is a community-owned financial institution to promote local philanthropy.  The principal focus is developing and managing a community endowment fund, the income from which will be used to support the development of Plymouth’s communities.


The City Council is asked to appoint two councillors as trustees to sit on the Board.


Contact information

Paul Read
Chief Executive

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