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.
Surviving Winter Wales Appeal 2013
Surviving Winter is a UK-wide campaign to encourage people to make donations to help older and vulnerable people affected by fuel poverty this winter.
The campaign 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.
Philanthropy on Anglesey
The Community Foundation in Wales began the week on Anglesey celebrating the philanthropic work of the Timpson Foundation as well as the work of other philanthropists across the island and North Wales.
Aspiring writers, essayists and students, between the ages of 16 and 21, are invited to submit an essay of up to 1,000 words entitled “What Philanthropy Means to Me” to be in for a chance of winning £500. More information can be found here.
Philanthropy Week Wales 2013
The Foundation is delighted to be hosting a range of events to celebrate, explore and inspire philanthropy in Wales between the 4th – 8th of November 2013.
For further information on Philanthropy Week 2013 click here
Flintshire Community Endowment Fund
We are delighted to announce that our newest grant programme is open for applications. Grants are available for individuals and groups across Flintshire for projects with an educational focus.
The deadline for applications is 18th December 2013. For further information click here
New Office Address
Community Foundation in Wales is delighted to announce our relocation from 1st August to:
St. Andrews House | 24 St. Andrews Crescent | Cardiff |CF10 3DD
Our new phone number is 02920 379580
This comes at a wonderful time of growth for the Foundation as we welcome our new members of staff and start a new chapter in the Foundation's development.
Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards
We are delighted to once again be working with Santander on the management of its social business award programme in Wales.
The deadline for applications is 1st July 2013. For further information click here
The Foundation helps Social Enterprises pitch for funding
Community Foundation in Wales Chief Executive Liza Kellett became a dragon on Friday 17th May at a Masterclass in Bangor! Liza took part in the Dragon's Den style 'Pitching Panel' in a Masterclass run as a part of Bangor University's Menter Iontach Nua (Amazing New Ventures) project supporting Social Entrepreneurs across Wales.
Social Enterprises pitched a wide range of live Social Enterprise business ideas from beach huts, river and sea safety education, to developing tourism business. The pitching panel gave constructive advice to the pitchers who were then able to improve their proposals.
The Community Foundation in Wales supports Social Enterprises across Wales with a range of funding including managing the Santander Enterprise Development Awards, which launches on 3rd June.
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.