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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 [...]


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 [...]


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.  Launched on 25th January which is St Dwywen’s Day  (the Welsh St Valentine), peaking on St David’s Day, and compl [...]


Wales Flood Recovery Fund launched to help Welsh Communities


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



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.


£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 [...]


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

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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. 



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 [...]


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 [...]


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.   

& [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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.   [...]