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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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£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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Celebration of Philanthropy in Gwent

 Celebration of Philanthropy in Gwent

The Foundation celebrated the culmination of events in Philanthropy Week 2012 with afternoon tea at the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny to applaud the work of the Gwent High Sheriff and the way in which the Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund at the Community Foundation in Wales addresses local ne [...]

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Strengthening resourceful communities through Comic Relief

Strengthening resourceful communities through Comic Relief

The Community Foundation in Wales is pleased to be working with Comic Relief to support people living in disadvantaged communities with the Comic Relief Local Communities Fund. 

 

Comic Relief highlighted that: “Poverty in the UK today is much more complex than sim [...]

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Fund launched to support groups in Denbighshire

Fund launched to support groups in Denbighshire

October 2012 saw the launch of the Denbighshire Community Endowment Fund at Ruthin Arts Centre. The Fund was formed as a result of the Foundations work with Denbighshire County Council, who agreed to transfer their small and inactive dormant charitable trusts to the Foundations stewardship.   [...]

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