The Foundation chosen as one of the recipients of the Royal Wedding Charity Gift Fund

The Community Foundation in Wales is delighted to be amongst 26 independent charities selected to benefit from a charitable gift fund set up in honour of the royal wedding.

Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton have set up the fund for those who very generously may wish to donate to charity to help the couple celebrate their wedding.

Having been touched by the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement, Prince William and Miss Middleton have asked that anyone who might wish to give them a wedding gift consider giving instead to a charitable fund.

The Community Foundation in Wales has been chosen to join 26 independent charities, based in the UK and abroad, who each undertake excellent work within specific communities. They are charities that have both a particular resonance and reflect issues in which the couple have been interested. The Foundation has been asked to make grants which support carers and young carers in North Wales.

Liza Kellett, Chief Executive of the Foundation, said: “I applaud this decision by Prince William and Miss Middleton to encourage people to celebrate their wedding by giving to charity in lieu of presents. We find that it is at important life stages that people think more about how they can help others: whether that be weddings, celebrating or remembering births and deaths, or significant birthdays. It is hugely encouraging to see such a significant example set by the couple, and the Community Foundation in Wales is very proud to have been chosen.”

Donations can be made through the Royal Wedding Charity Fund website which includes a full list of the charities to benefit, personally chosen by Prince William and Miss Middleton.

Information about how to apply for a grant from this Fund will be published here, in due course.