There is increasing academic evidence that giving is good for you and it’s even better if you know how those gifts are being used.

Suffolk Community Foundation is a jewel in Suffolk’s Crown as this is the model that it uses.

We spoke to Tim Holder, the Foundation’s Head of Public Affairs about what they do.  Suffolk is generally thought of as an affluent county but that does not mean that there are no needs.

Tim explains how needs can be hidden in both towns and rural areas alike and how the Foundation works to address these with the voluntary sector.

We also hear how the people of Suffolk rose to support the cash needs of charities and community groups as an immediate response to the pandemic.