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Foundation Board of Trustees visits Newtown Textile Museum

Foundation Board of Trustees visits Newtown Textile Museum

 

Community Foundation in Wales’ board of trustees, along with several staff members, paid a visit to one of its beneficiary groups, Newtown Textile Museum, earlier this week.

 

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Welsh Government report recommends collaboration with the Foundation to create source of sustainable funding

Welsh Government report recommends collaboration with the Foundation to create source of sustainable funding

 

Welsh Government and arts bodies should work with Community Foundation in Wales to create sustainable funding for the sector, says a new report.

The report is from an inquiry ran by the National Assembly for Wales’ Culture, Welsh Language and Communicat [...]

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Gwent High Sheriff' Community Fund awards grants to 21 community groups

Gwent High Sheriff' Community Fund awards grants to 21 community groups

 

Community groups from across Gwent gathered in Caerphilly on Saturday morning (24th March) to bid for a share of a grants pot worth £75,000 from the Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund.READ MORE

Roundtable discussion on funding and the homelessness sector

What are the best ways that a charitable foundation can help third sector organisations working in the homelessness and housing sector?

That was the question posed at a round-table discussion organised by Community Foundation in Wales and kindly hosted by The Wallich.READ MORE

Give DIFFerently contactless point launched by Sam Warburton

Give DIFFerently contactless point launched by Sam Warburton

 

We are proud to be a partner of the Give DIFFerently campaign which rugby star Sam Warburton launched today. A contactless payment point has been installed at The Hayes, in Cardiff City Centre, giving the peop [...]

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Three-day music festival brings people from Celtic nations to Bridgend

Three-day music festival brings people from Celtic nations to Bridgend

 

Cwlwm Celtaidd is an annual three-day festival, held in Bridgend, which brings people together from all over Wales and beyond to celebrate the traditional music, song and dance of Celtic countries.

Popular folk artists from Ce [...]

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Creative sessions bring disabled artists together

Creative sessions bring disabled artists together

 

Celf-Able is a group which brings individuals with disabilities and disability artists together to share and learn from each other. With an emphasis on peer support, Celf-Able is currently focused on delivering community projects in Powys but they are working to e [...]

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Celebrating Black History Month: Young, Black & Gifted

Celebrating Black History Month: Young, Black & Gifted

 

Black History Month is an important and exciting time of the year for the Llanelli Multicultural Network. This significant event is celebrated by the group annually with hundreds of people coming together as a community to learn about, and celebrate, the history a [...]

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Volunteers come together to run a community shop which is integral to village life

Volunteers come together to run a community shop which is integral to village life

 

In 2009 the shop at Llithfaen, a small village on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, closed and the postal service removed their service from the village. Members of the community came together to run the store voluntarily with as little as £500 to buy stoc [...]

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Free play provision reaches new communities in Swansea after receiving grant

Free play provision reaches new communities in Swansea after receiving grant

 

Morriston Playscheme works at the heart of its community to provide free play sessions to children between the ages of 0-12 years. This vital service in the city of Swansea offers children a safe place to play and provides parents and families time for some respit [...]

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Environmental group lifts community spirit

Environmental group lifts community spirit

 

Rhuddlan Environment Group is made up of volunteers who come together to connect the community and encourage good will. The group promotes conservation, preservation, protection and improvement of the environment. They organise recreation events and activities for [...]

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Befriending hub reduces isolation and loneliness in older people

Befriending hub reduces isolation and loneliness in older people

 

Croesyceiliog Friends for Life Befriending Hub was created to encourage and promote community participation for the benefit of people aged 50 plus living in Croesyceiliog and the surrounding area. The group’s aim is to reduce social isolation, as well as to improve its member [...]

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Round-table Discussion

Round-table Discussion

Community Foundation in Wales is looking for partners working in the homelessness and housing sector to discuss a new funding programme for the third sector. We are looking for consultation p [...]

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Community Foundation in Wales brings festive cheer to Pentrebane

Community Foundation in Wales brings festive cheer to Pentrebane

 

A community group in one of the capital’s most deprived areas will be able to enjoy a Christmas party; thanks to a bonus don [...]

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ONE BILLION POUNDS

ONE BILLION POUNDS

 

Thanks a billion! Community Foundations celebrate giving £1 BILLION to local charities

 

Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities. They make a daily difference to millions of pe [...]

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North Wales Superkids

North Wales Superkids

North Wales Superkids’ works to improve the lives of children and young people in North Wales who are socially or economically disadvantaged, whether through financial hardship, domestic violence, health, substance misuse or other socioeconomic factors that exclude them from society. In 2 [...]

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Richard Williams appointed as new Chief Executive

Richard Williams appointed as new Chief Executive


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Richar [...]

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Janet Lewis-Jones

Janet Lewis-Jones

It is with sadness we report that Janet Lewis-Jones, our former Chairman, died at the weekend after a short illness. Janet led the Community Foundation in Wales with distinction from 2012 to 2016, and will always be remembered with fondness by her fellow trustees, staff and supporters. Her kindne [...]

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Gwent Community Groups share £75k from the High Sheriffs’ Fund

Gwent Community Groups share £75k from the High Sheriffs’ Fund

 Community groups from across Gwent gathered at Newport Civic Centre on Saturday morning (18th March) to share in almost £75,000 from the Gwent High Sheri [...]

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Philanthropy Week 2016

Philanthropy Week 2016

 

Please see below for a brief overview of this year's Philanthropy Week celebrations and events. 

 

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Wales in London Philanthropic Fund opens for first applications

 Wales in London Philanthropic Fund opens for first applications

 

Thanks to the leadership and inspiration of t [...]

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Horse-logging and its role today; British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust, Gwynedd

Horse-logging and its role today; British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust, Gwynedd

 

Horse logging is an efficient and flexible approach to timber extraction from woodlands and forests, incorporating both modern and traditional equipment. The use of horses can minimise damage to existing crops and woodland floor, and allows for work in small areas unreachable by [...]

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Fun and learning outside of school; Llwyn yr Eos Out of School Club, Ceredigion

Fun and learning outside of school; Llwyn yr Eos Out of School Club, Ceredigion

 

Following the end for many of the school summer holiday and the return of children across Wales to education, the Foundation this week highlighs the work of after school clubs that we have funded, and the valuable support that the clubs provide.

 

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Activities for and by the community - Cwmni Cymunedol Cletwr, Ceredigion

Activities for and by the community -  Cwmni Cymunedol Cletwr, Ceredigion

 

Siop Cynfelyn is a dynamic community enterprise serving the people of Llangynfelyn in north Ceredigion, and the wider area. Following the closure of local business’ in the area in 2010, a group of volunteers got together to set about re-opening the businesses as a community [...]

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Summer of activities and fun - Senghenydd Youth Drop In Centre, Caerphilly

Summer of activities and fun - Senghenydd Youth Drop In Centre, Caerphilly

 

Senghenydd Youth Drop In Centre (SYDIC) is a multi-activity, engagement and participation project for young people between the ages of 11 and 25 that engages with young people on their terms and allows them to access qua [...]

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Art and theatre through community - 'A Fall into Grace' by Addo Creative

 

Addo Creative is a not-for-profit visual arts organisation which initiates, develops and manages contemporary arts projects f [...]

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Education funding for groups through the Foundation

Education funding for groups through the Foundation

 

The Community Foundation in Wales awards numerous groups grants through our education funds, to encourage learning, communication and development of skills. Last week, we highlighted examples of the impact of grants made to students, who benefited both financially and persona [...]

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Education and training funding through the Foundation

Education and training funding through the Foundation

 

With graduation celebrations taking place across Wales, and GCSE, AS and A Level results pending in August, it is the perfect time to highlight some of the education funds available through the Community Foundation in Wales. 

 

Available to suppo [...]

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Celebrating National Parks Week; 25th to the 31st of July

Celebrating National Parks Week; 25th to the 31st of July

 

National Parks Week, which began on Monday 25th and ends on Sunday 31st of July acknowledges the establishment of the first ‘National Park’ in 1951. The initiative of desig [...]

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Celebrating National Marine Week; 23rd of July - 3rd of August

Celebrating National Marine Week; 23rd of July - 3rd of August

 

 In celebration of National Marine Week, commencing on the 23rd of July, we have highlighted two marine-themed applicants who have been funded through the Community Foundation in Wales.READ MORE

Foundation Chairman's Succession

Foundation Chairman's Succession

Janet Lewis-Jones (third from right), Alun Evans (seventh from right), Liza Kellett (eighth from right), and speakers at Summer 2015’s event ‘Encouraging Women & Young Truste [...]

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Community, competition and tradition: Trallong Eisteddfod, Powys

Community, competition and tradition: Trallong Eisteddfod, Powys

 

Trallong is a village in Powys, on the north bank of the River Usk. Trallong Eisteddfod, based in the namesake village, organises an annual eisteddfod to give children and adults the opportunity to sing, recite or play an instrument in front of an audience in [...]

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Providing fun for a part of Wales - Ffrindiau Llangoed

Providing fun for a part of Wales - Ffrindiau Llangoed

 

Llangoed is a small village at the most easterly point of Anglesey with very few facilities addressing the needs of children and young people. Ffrindiau Llangoed is a community-based project focu [...]

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The World’s First Global Giving Circle - thank you!

 The World’s First Global Giving Circle - thank you!

As a finale to our pilot Giving Circle programme supported by the Pears Foundation, we held our first ever online Global Giving Circle event to encourage people to give to local causes while uniting a worldwide network of philanthropists in showing their love for Wales. 

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West Wales Action for Mental Health (WWAMH)

West Wales Action for Mental Health (WWAMH)


West Wales Action for Mental Health (WWAMH)  is a mental health development organisation, providing a range of services to voluntary groups, care [...]

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South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner's Victims Fund Engagement Day; 16th of June, 2016

South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner's Victims Fund Engagement Day; 16th of June, 2016

 

On 16th June, at the Heronston Hotel in Bridgend, thirteen organisations from across the South Wales Police area came together as part of the Victims Fund Engagement Day to present their application to the READ MORE

A great power for change; Pedal Power - Cardiff

 A great power for change; Pedal Power - Cardiff

 

Pedal Power, as its name suggests uses cycling to bring people together to learn, enjoy and socialise in the outdoors.  Through increasing mobility, fitness and an appreciation of outdoor activity, the social impact for ser [...]

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Squirrels Nest - committed to providing a place for men to socialise and discuss problems and issues in an open, understanding environment.

Squirrels Nest - committed to providing a place for men to socialise and discuss problems and issues in an open, understanding environment.

 

The Squirrels Nest, based in Bridgend, was the first ‘Men’s Shed’ in Wales, committed to providing a place for men to socialise and discuss problems and issues in an open, understanding envir [...]

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The First Ever Virtual Global Giving Circle for Welsh Communities - all donations doubled!

The First Ever Virtual Global Giving Circle for Welsh Communities - all donations doubled!

The Community Foundation in Wales is inviting everyone who loves Wales  - from anywhere in the world - to join our first ever virtual Global Giving Circle.  Softly launched on 25th January, which is St Dwywen’s Day  (the Welsh St Valentine), celebrated on St David’s Day [...]

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Inspiring Welsh voices across the Atlantic: Cymdeithas Cymru-Ariannin - Patagonia, Argentina

Inspiring Welsh voices across the Atlantic: Cymdeithas Cymru-Ariannin - Patagonia, Argentina

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle.

These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

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People’s Health Trust - New funding available for local groups in South East Wales

People’s Health Trust - New funding available for local groups in South East Wales

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to [...]

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Welsh children in London share folk stories with their world! Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain – London, England

Welsh children in London share folk stories with their world! Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain – London, England

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle. These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

 

Ysgol Gymraeg [...]

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Reawakening the South Wales industrial environment: Pontypridd Canal Conservation Group – Pontypridd, South Wales

Reawakening the South Wales industrial environment: Pontypridd Canal Conservation Group – Pontypridd, South Wales

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle. These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

 

Since 2010, th [...]

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Luncheon Club members share their ideas and stories with older people in North Wales: Llay Luncheon Club – Wrexham, North Wales

Luncheon Club members share their ideas and stories with older people in North Wales: Llay Luncheon Club – Wrexham, North Wales

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle. These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

 

Llay Luncheon [...]

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Bringing together a community of Welsh Americans: The Madog Centre for Welsh Studies – Ohio, USA

Bringing together a community of Welsh Americans: The Madog Centre for Welsh Studies – Ohio, USA

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle. These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

 

The Madog Cent [...]

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St David’s Day in London Dinner in support of the Wales in London Philanthropic Fund

St David’s Day in London Dinner in support of the Wales in London Philanthropic Fund

This year’s St David’s Day in London Dinner, at Guildhall, City of London, was held in support of the Wales in London Philanthropic Fund at the Community Foundation in Wales. With a range of guest Welsh speakers, and musicians and singers from Welsh National Opera, the evening upheld [...]

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New Beginnings Fund opens for local groups working with refugees and asylum seekers

 New Beginnings Fund opens for local groups working with refugees and asylum seekers

In response to the ongoing refugee crisis a new £525,000 fund has been launched to support community groups in the UK welcoming and integrating refugees and asylum seekers into local communities.  Although the UK is receiving fewer new arrivals than many other countri [...]

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Thank you for supporting the Wales Flood Recovery Fund

Thank you for supporting the Wales Flood Recovery Fund

As a result of the severe storms over the Christmas period and into 2016, and following public concern for the affected families and communities, the Community Foundation in Wales re-established the Wales Flood Recovery Fund on New Year’s Eve.

Donors from across Wales support [...]

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First Aberystwyth University Founders’ Giving Circle Celebration raises £11,575

First Aberystwyth University Founders’ Giving Circle Celebration raises £11,575

The Community Foundation in Wales is delighted that the Aberystwyth University Founders’ Day Celebration in London raised £11,575 for charitable causes at the University.  

 

On Friday 27th November we joined forces with Aberystwyth University, and, through [...]

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Wales Flood Recovery Fund launched to help Welsh Communities

Wales Flood Recovery Fund launched to help Welsh Communities

 

Fund launched to support Welsh communities following severe weather and flooding over the Christmas period

On New Year’s Day the Community Fo [...]

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Looking for Funding: Try People's Health Trust

Looking for Funding: Try People's Health Trust

 People’s Health Trust

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

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The Community Foundation in Wales honours philanthropists at the National Museum of Wales - Philanthropy Week 2015

The Community Foundation in Wales honours philanthropists at the National Museum of Wales - Philanthropy Week 2015

 The Community Foundation in Wales was delighted to honour philanthropists, both resident in Wales and from further afield, who, through their giving, have had a huge impact in the fields of arts education and the life chances of young people. The Philanthropy Reception, a highlight of Phila [...]

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£10,000 Invested in five Welsh Social Enterprises

£10,000 Invested in five Welsh Social Enterprises

Philanthropy Week 2015 gets off to an adventurous start with £10,000 of philanthropic investments in five Welsh social enterprises

On Tuesday 3rd November, the Community Foundation in Wales, alongside event partners the Fairwood Trust and Capital Law, played host to [...]

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Philanthropy Week Wales 2015

Philanthropy Week Wales 2015

 

In November 2015, the Community Foundation in Wales will hold the fourth annual Philanthropy Week, a celebration and promotion of philanthropy in Wales. With events being held a [...]

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Cardiff Business School Undergraduate Awarded Community Foundation in Wales Prize for outstanding performance

Cardiff Business School Undergraduate Awarded Community Foundation in Wales Prize for outstanding performance

The Community Foundation in Wales was delighted to support the Cardiff Business School Undergraduate Prize-Giving Ceremony, on the evening of Wednesday 28th October, at the Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre. The Foundation continued its sponsorship, through the READ MORE

North American Festival of Wales sees two launches from the Fund for Wales!

North American Festival of Wales sees two launches from the Fund for  Wales!

 We’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend celebrating welsh culture and heritage at the North American Festival of Wales 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. With over 600 attendees over the three days the Festival is the largest gathering of people [...]

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Spirit of Bro Aberffraw – a Fourteen community

Spirit of Bro Aberffraw – a Fourteen community

 £16,428 awarded to 19 community groups in Bro Aberffraw

Anglesey groups have benefitted from grants of over £16,000 from the Community Foundation in Wales, as part of the Spirit of Bro Aberffraw Fourteen programme. The Fourt [...]

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Dame Rosemary Butler AM encourages young people and women to take decision making roles

Dame Rosemary Butler AM encourages young people and women to take decision making roles

An evening reception on Monday 22nd June brought inspirational people with experience of making decisions in a voluntary capacity together with young people and women looking to make their first steps towards becoming board or committee members. The event, managed by the Community Foundation in W [...]

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A Portrait of Philanthropy in Wales Published

A Portrait of Philanthropy in Wales Published

The Community Foundation in Wales is raising the profile of the concept, practice, and impact of philanthropy across Wales. In November 2014 the Community Foundation in Wales published A Portrait of Philanthropy in Wales which provides an insight into philanthropy in Wales today.  

Marking the launch of the Wales in London Philanthropic Fund

Marking the launch of the Wales in London Philanthropic Fund

Wales has long had a strong connection to London,  embodied by ‘Wales in London’, who work hard to provide myriad opportunities for Welsh people new to the city, and to foster a community ethos amongst those with Welsh connections who may have lived in London for many years.  [...]

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Halen Mon host High Sheriff of Gwynedd Giving Circle

Halen Mon host High Sheriff of Gwynedd Giving Circle

In celebration of his Shrievalty year, the High Sheriff of Gwynedd invited local charties to demonstrate the impact of their work in an interesting and fun evening at the soon-to-open Salt Cote at his very own Halen Mon. Halen Mo [...]

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Gwent High Sheriffs' Fund Participatory Grant-Making Event 2015

Gwent High Sheriffs' Fund Participatory Grant-Making Event 2015

Bedwellty House in Tredegar provided a fantastic backdrop for Saturday’s annual Gwent High Sheriffs’ Fund participatory grant-making event where representatives of Gwent based community [...]

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'Points of Light' award for Making Music Changing Lives

'Points of Light' award for Making Music Changing Lives

The Community Foundation in Wales is delighted to offer congratulations to Jan Gould, a Vicar based in Ely, Cardiff, who was presented with a READ MORE

Funding Life Skills in Wrexham by Empowering Youth

Funding Life Skills in Wrexham by Empowering Youth

The Empowering Youth Foundation is a registered charity specialising in increasing the transferable skills and independent creativity of young people through golf training sessions.  [...]

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Melin Tregwynt launches limited edition design for the Community Foundation in Wales

Melin Tregwynt launches limited edition design for the Community Foundation in Wales

The Community Foundation in Wales is delighted to have partnered with one of Wales’ most well-loved brands. 
 

Melin Tregwynt has re-coloured their Welsh tapestry design, Knot Garden, in the Foundation’s colours for a special edition of blankets, throws and [...]

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Nurturing Heritage and Culture at The National Eisteddfod

Nurturing Heritage and Culture at The National Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod nurtures Wales’ cultural ancestry through literature, craft and stage competitions. The Eisteddfod Talaith a Chadair Powys celebrates Welsh heritage, language and culture in this particular part of rural Wales. In July last year, the organising committee was awarded [...]

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Cycle Training Wales are Protecting Your Environment

Cycle Training Wales are Protecting Your Environment

With recent accolades including the South Wales Social Enterprise of the Year, Cycle Training Wales is all about getting people on their bikes! With projects including ‘Doctor Bike’, cycle proficiency training in schools, and a mobile mountain bike trail, ther [...]

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Nourishing the Community at the Heart of the Rhondda Valleys

Nourishing the Community at the Heart of the Rhondda Valleys

More than just a meeting place for worship, ACTS Community Church is the beating heart of the Rhondda valley, providing vital services such as the Rhondda Foodbank. Formed in 2009, church-goers met in a local leisure centre before they struck on the idea of purchasing a dilapidated social club in [...]

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Philanthropy Week 2014 Essay Competition

Philanthropy Week 2014 Essay Competition

The Community Foundation in Wales is running an essay competition in celebration of Philanthropy Week 2014. 

Philanthropy Week is a series of events and activities which promote, celebrate and inspire philan [...]

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Welsh in Brussels support Philanthropy Week

Welsh in Brussels support Philanthropy Week

(l-r) Dharmendra Kanani, European Foundation Centre; Geoffrey Shuman, Vice President of European Affairs for Airbus; Liza Kellett, Community Foundation in Wales; and Tom Jones, European Social & Economic Committee and Community Foundation in Wales Trustee.

As Philanthropy Week 2014 dr [...]

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Philanthropy and education in Wales

Philanthropy and education in Wales

A student focus group at Aberystwyth University exploring the role of philanthropy in education provided a fitting start to Philanthropy Week Wales 2014. The Vice Chancellor, April McMahon, attended alongside current students in receipt of Community Foundation in Wales bursaries, alumni fundrai [...]

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The Amber Project Saves Wonderland!

The Saving Wonderland Pantomime debuted at the YMCA Theatre in Cardiff courtesy of The Amber Project. The Amber Project is a Church Army Project who work tirelessly to nurture the talents, self-esteem and confidence of young people who self harm. In August 2012 they received £29,868 in fu [...]

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Velvet Coalmine – a festival of writing, rock ‘n’ roll and coal...

Velvet Coalmine – a festival of writing, rock ‘n’ roll and coal...

A Thursday evening on Blackwood High Street in Caerphilly, and the town centre was buzzing in anticipation of a rock ‘n’ roll weekend. Local people and visitors gathered together in the foyer of the Maxime Cinema for the opening evening of READ MORE

Philanthropy Week Wales 2014

Philanthropy Week Wales 2014

The Community Foundation in Wales is thrilled to once again be convening a week of events across the country to celebrate, promote and explore philanthropy in Wales.  

The week begins with focus group at Aberystwyth University where we will be joined by Vice Chancellor of the Univers [...]

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First £1million private Fund established

First £1million private Fund established

The Community Foundation in Wales is thrilled to announce that we have received our first £1million gift, the largest single gift from a private donor the Foundation has received to date! Through his gift Dr Davies has established his own personal Endowment Fund as part of the Fund for Wale [...]

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An investment in the communities of Carmarthenshire

An investment in the communities of Carmarthenshire

Whilst in residence at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Carmarthenshire this August, the Community Foundation in Wales gathered friends, allies and local philanthropists at the historic Llanelly House to celebrate the work of the Foundation in Carmarthenshire and across Wales. 

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Taking the Foundation to the North American Welsh Diaspora

Taking the Foundation to the North American Welsh Diaspora

At the end of August 2014 the Foundations Development Manager, Siân Stacey, travelled to Minneapolis to attend the North American Festival of Wales. The Festival was a great opportunity to meet hundreds of people from across the United States of America and Canada who are as passionate abou [...]

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Learning 4 Life with Llamau

Learning 4 Life with Llamau

Llamau Ltd is a homeless charity that helps vulnerable young people and women in South East Wales. Llamau is well known for supporting those at risk – particularly care leavers, young offenders, those at risk of offending, victims of domestic abuse, and people who have chaotic and disadva [...]

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Westminster Celebration

Westminster Celebration

The Foundation’s friends and allies came together at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday in celebration of the work of the Community Foundation in Wales.

Welcoming our London guests, Chairman Janet Lewis-Jones shared the news that the Foundation has achieved its first ‘mill [...]

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Wales & West Utilities help Liberty to keep their liberty

Wales & West Utilities help Liberty to keep their liberty

 Based in Caerau, one of the most deprived wards in Cardiff, Liberty was set up to support the elderly and disabled residents within the immediate vicinity of Tresedar Way, to give them a better quality of life.  Many residents were excluded and isolated due to mobility issues, with a l [...]

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Powys Eisteddfod supported by Ashley Family Foundation

Powys Eisteddfod supported by Ashley Family Foundation

 A grant of £5,000 helped Powys Eisteddfod, in the centenary year of the forming of its 'orsedd, to hold a very successful two day event in Llanfair Caereinion.  Competitors travelled from all over Wales to attend and near capacity crowds enjoyed the two day event at the local Lei [...]

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Pupils at Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen, raise £860 for the Foundation's Flood Recovery Fund

Pupils at Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen, raise £860 for the Foundation's Flood Recovery Fund

Pupils at Ysgol Dinas Bran in Llangollen have raised a fantastic £860 for the Foundation’s Floods Recovery Fund, a Fund set up in response to the extensive floods and storm damage across Wales to help strengthen communities as they recover from the hardship and challenges. 

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Liza's Blog, Clearly So

Liza's Blog, Clearly So

Last week I spent five days “nesting” with the ClearlySo team in their London office. ClearlySo is a social business which helps social entrepreneurs raise capital and introduces investors to exciting investment opportunities. It was a chance for me to immerse myself in the world of s [...]

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Hawarden Fund Launch

Hawarden Fund Launch

Photo: Colin Evans (Development Associate); Rev. Graham Beckett; Rev. Marjorie Quinn; Mr Jim Bevan 

The Foundation was joined by local representatives of the third sector at the Glynne Arms in Hawarden for the announcement that the Hawarden & District Relief in Need Fund is now b [...]

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Business supports Flood Recovery Fund

Business supports Flood Recovery Fund

The Community Foundation in Wales, along with other Community Foundations in affected areas of the UK, will benefit from a partnership with furniture retailer Wren Living which has 47 stores in Wales and across the UK. Ten per cent of sales made at Wren Living’s  stores between 9am on [...]

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Foundation responds to local communities suffering from recent flooding

Foundation responds to local communities suffering from recent flooding

In response to the extensive flooding across Wales this Winter, the Community Foundation in Wales has set up a Flood Recovery Fund to help strengthen communities as they recover from the hardship and challenges arising from recent floods, tidal surge  and storm damage.   

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Improving Physical and Mental Health

Improving Physical and Mental Health

 Courage was the inspiration for Forever Young, an older peoples’ community group in Merthyr Tydfil where members meet up weekly to socialise and keep active by exercising together at the local leisure centre. 

 

In a year when Age Cymru reported that 75% of w [...]

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Enabling Young People and Promoting Education, Enterprise & Life-Long Learning

Enabling Young People and Promoting Education, Enterprise & Life-Long Learning

In the historic quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, nestled between the mountains of Snowdonia is the home of Gwallgofiaid. This ‘insane tribe’ (literal translation!) is a notfor-profit company that gives the children and young people of the Vale of Ffestiniog a chance to [...]

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Philanthropy Week Wales 2013 Essay Competition

Philanthropy Week Wales 2013 Essay Competition

In celebration of our successful annual philanthropy week 2013, the Community Foundation in Wales is running an essay competition.

 

Targeted at those between the ages of 16 and 21, who are currently living in Wales, applicants are invited to submit an essay of no more [...]

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Community Foundation in Wales launches Surviving Winter 2014

Community Foundation in Wales launches Surviving Winter 2014

The Office for National Statistics estimated that there were 1,900 unnecessary winter deaths in Wales last year. One in three households in Wales live in fuel poverty and, 79,000 people in Wales used a foodbank last year. There is no doubt that older people and families are suffering in our commu [...]

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Cardiff Life - Philanthropy Week

Cardiff Life - Philanthropy Week

We’re delighted to announce that our Philanthropy Week 2013 was covered by the glamorous Cardiff Life Magazine in their people and places-style ‘Invitation Only’ pages.

We managed to have pictures from our Philanthropy Reception as well as Venture Philanthropy

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Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter

The Community Foundation in Wales has launched Surviving Winter 2013 - a campaign which matches people who care with organisations supporting older people and families suffering from food and fuel poverty this winter.


Since first participating in this UK wide campaign in 2011, the [...]

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Blaenllechau Youth supported by the Dulverton Trust Fund

Blaenllechau Youth supported by the Dulverton Trust Fund

 

Blaenllechau Youth Project endeavours to provide leisure and training opportunities for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 25, to develop their social, cultural, intellectual and emotional wellbeing and development.  Since 1996, they have been developing [...]

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Harps past, present and future in harmony for Festival launch

Harps past, present and future in harmony for Festival launch

The third Wales International Harp Festival, which takes place next year in Caernarfon (20-26 April 2014), was officially launched by Lord Mostyn. As part of the launch, at Mostyn Hall near Flint, a silver harp, presented in 1523 as a prize in the First Eisteddfod i [...]

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Tackling anti-social behaviour thanks to the Dulverton Trust

Tackling anti-social behaviour thanks to the Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust distributes its grant making in Wales through the Community Foundation in Wales and supports community groups and local charities across Wales that meet the following objectives:

  • Youth Opportunities

  • General WelfareREAD MORE

Keeping the ball rolling on Anglesey

Keeping the ball rolling on Anglesey

The Children and Young People’s Partnership of Anglesey County Council has been key to maintaining the momentum of the Fair Share Trust’s investments in play. The purpose of the Partnership is to promote the welfare and opportunities of children and young people on the island to enabl [...]

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Eight out of ten CATS go on to higher education

Eight out of ten CATS go on to higher education

Despite having one of the highest levels of unemployment in Wales there was a shortage of experienced community development workers in Blaenau Gwent, GAVO, the local County Voluntary Council, created the CATS project to address the skills gap between local people an [...]

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