The Community Foundation in Wales promotes the cause of philanthropy in Wales by creating and managing relationships between donors and those who are running
We are dedicated to strengthening local communities by providing a permanent source of funding, building endowment and ‘immediate impact’ funds to link donors to local needs.
Our philanthropy advice and grant-making services are valued by individuals and families, businesses, and grant-making trusts within and outside Wales. Our clients and supporters include the Welsh Assembly Government, the Charity Commission in Wales, the Fair Share Trust, and the BBC’s Comic and Sport Relief Programmes.
Graduate Trainee Vacancies at the Foundation
The Community Foundation in Wales is recruiting new graduate trainees to join our team so that we can grow and manage business development activities, philanthropy initiatives, and grant-making:
If you’re interested in joining the Foundation click here
Red Nose Day Community Cash 2013
Red Nose Day Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in South West Wales and North Wales that are doing great work to help local people who are disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disability, race, sexuality or gender. Further information can be found on our grants page.
Red Nose Day 2013 is coming and everyone across the UK is being asked to do something funny for money. The money you raise will be spent by Comic Relief to transform lives here in South West Wales, across the rest of the UK and in the world’s poorest countries.
Get involved and help change lives right here in the UK and in the world’s poorest countries. Visit rednoseday.com to find out how.
Social Enterprises in Wales article
Community Foundation in Wales Chief Executive, Liza Kellett, has a feature on the Guardian website this week discussing the state of the social enterprise sector in Wales.
For further information on Philanthropy Week 2012 click here
Job Vacancy - Philanthropy Assistant
We are currently seeking to recruit a Philanthropy Assistant to support the business development and philanthropy elements of our work with their administration, creative, communication and organisation skills.
Click here for further information about this role and how to apply.
Closing date is Monday 22nd October 2012
Foundation manages Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards
We are delighted to be working with Santander on the management of its social business award programme in Wales – the winners of which have just been announced.
RWE npower renewables offers a community benefit fund in relation to the Taff Ely Wind Farm, to support community organisations and voluntary groups based in Tonyrefail, Gilfach Goch and Llanharan.
We are delighted to announce that there is an additional £10,000 available in the fund in 2012.
Applications for grants are usually limited to £1,500, but in acknowledgement of the level of funds currently available, this limit has been increased to £5,000 for the next round of grants, the closing date for which is Monday 19th November.
We are seeking to recruit new trustees in order to enhance and bring wider diversity to our board.
If you would like to contribute to the future of philanthropy in Wales, click here for further information about this role and how to apply.
Philanthropy Week Launched
Monday 14th November saw the launch of Wales’ first ever national Philanthropy Week, organised by the Community Foundation in Wales as part of our ambition to show the value and impact of philanthropy in strengthening local communities throughout Wales. Read More.
The week included several Welsh launches: of localgiving.com, a fundraising and website tool to help community groups raise their profile and funds; a Philanthropy Wales website; the Surviving Winter Wales campaign to encourage donations to support older and vulnerable people suffering from fuel poverty this Winter; and Coutts’ publication ‘Inspiring Local Philanthropy – making a difference in local communities’.
Surviving Winter is a Community Foundation Network campaign to encourage people to make donations to help older and vulnerable people affected by fuel poverty this winter.
The campaign, supported by Saga Magazine and co-ordinated by the Foundation, is based on asking people who receive the Winter Fuel Payment, but do not need it, to donate some or all of it so that it can recycled to support older and vulnerable people. Of course anyone can make a donation if they wish! Read more about the appeal here.
We are working with Age Cymru and National Energy Action Cymru to directly support those most in need across Wales.
Wales’ First Philanthropy Week
The Community Foundation in Wales is proud to be realising its ambition to become ‘First for Philanthropy in Wales’ by launching Wales’ first ever national Philanthropy Week.
The week of events, seminars, symposia and workshops will inspire philanthropy; celebrating and exploring giving in Wales.
One of these events is Speed Dating For Donors, for those who want to give on the night to a selection of small Welsh charities with big impacts. Click here for more information about the groups presenting.
The Foundation’s Chief Executive explains, “At our Community Foundation, philanthropy is the place where people meet to make a difference”.
New Grant Programme
Comic Relief Local Communities Grant Programme – a pan-Wales programme which will support projects with grants of £1,000-£10,000. For further information click here.
Localgiving.com goes live in Wales
Ely Garden Villagers has become the first Welsh group to go live on localgiving.com. This site, a partner website of UK Community Foundations, offers groups the chance to attract online donors.
We are currently accepting expressions of interest from groups who wish to create their own localgiving.com site. For more information please contact the Foundation.
Take a look at the Ely Garden Villagers page or make a donation here.
Prince Charles becomes Royal Patron of new campaign ‘Fund for Wales'
The Community Foundation in Wales has a new campaign, the Fund for Wales, which encourages everyone and anyone who loves Wales to give a little something back to the groups and charities working hard to help Welsh communities.