The Empowering Youth Foundation is a registered charity specialising in increasing the transferable skills and independent creativity of young people through golf training sessions. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.[...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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:
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A £1million match challenge has been granted to the Fund for Wales by the BIG Lottery Fund giving philanthropy in Wales a major boost.
Chief Executive of the Community Foundation in Wales, Liza Kellett, celebrated the news as an exciting time to become a philanthropis [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
24th September 2012
Liza Kellett, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation in Wales was pleased to be invited by Wales Business Insider magazine for a Round Table discussion of the Charitable Sector in Wales. Liza was one of several Chief Executives and Directors of [...]
12th July 2012
The Community Foundation in Wales’ Chief Executive, Liza Kellett, was invited to attend the annual conference of High Sheriffs’ at Burleigh House, Lincolnshire, in June to speak to forthcoming High Sheriffs about the work of community foundati [...]
The High Sheriff of Gwent, Elizabeth Murray, held an open garden at Llanover House on Monday 4th June, welcoming people to enjoy the grounds and home-made teas in aid of the Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund.
Thanks to the brilliant weather in June, the garden [...]
Last year 28 charities received donations from the Lord Merthyr Fund, managed and monitored by the Community Foundation in Wales. One of these charities was Hope House Children’s Hospice.
Hope House Children’s Hospice of [...]