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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

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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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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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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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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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

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.  

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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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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

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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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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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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Unlocking the potential through Caia Park Partnership

Unlocking the potential through Caia Park Partnership

 

Fair Share Trust’s mission was to build stronger communities by unlocking the potential in areas that had not previously received their ‘fair share’ of lottery funding.  Partnering with the Community Foundation in Wales the Fair Share Trust recently com [...]

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Making the best even better

Making the best even better

BRfm – ‘the best radio for miles’- is a community radio station run as a social enterprise serving Gwent. It also broadcasts a local internet television service. To encourage participation, social inclusion, self-development and community cohesion among local young people, it ha [...]

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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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