Following a concentrated fund raising effort by The Billingham Legacy Foundation, the group raised just over £10,000 from local activity. Their aim was to set up a fund to generate income which would provide grants to support the people of Billingham. The Community Foundation suggested that the group take advantage of the Community First match challenge by setting up a named fund within its endowment. As part of this agreement the Community Foundation entered a partnership with Billingham Legacy Foundation to distribute a significant part of the ICI Fund, set up as a legacy of the company’s involvement with the community of Billingham. As a result the Billingham Legacy Foundation distributes approximately £11,000 every year in support of their local community.