Friday, 17 October 2014


Be part of this exciting and informative fundraising day.

We asked Fundraisers in Wales which topics they would most like covered – here they are!
Tuesday 25th November 2014
Llety Cynin, Llangynin Rd, Carmarthen SA33 4JR

This day will offer delegates a holistic insight into fundraising exploring the issues associated with Corporate Fundraising, Fundraising via Social Media, and Legacy Fundraising and offering ways in which you can add to your portfolio of fundraising expertise.

We are extremely pleased to have:
Matt Howarth, Reason Digital on Social Media
Dr Claire Routley – Legacy Fundraising
Rachal Minchinton – Llamau – Community Fundraising
with Arfon Haines-Davies – Action Learning Set
We are looking forward to an exciting, informative event and hope to see you there.
10.30am – 3pm – Please arrive in plenty of time.
Tea & Coffee available from 10am.

£60 Individual Members of Institute of Fundraising /
£70 Non-Members

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Would you like to work with the Community Foundation in Wales to invest at least £175,000 on behalf of, with and for, your community over the next three years?
We’ve been commissioned by the Spirit of 2012 Trust to steward an Olympics legacy community investment programme in two communities in Wales.  We are looking for distinguishable communities with a population of between 5,000 – 25,000 people.  This could include, for example, a network of villages, a ward, a neighbourhood or a Communities First area.
 Spirit was established from the proceeds of the sale of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Village.  Spirit wants to empower people to get out, be involved and feel better.
 Building on the significant platform of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Fourteen is a far-reaching and ambitious component of the Spirit programme.  Spirit will invest £3.5m to generate initiatives inspired by many aspects of the Commonwealth Games in 14 geographical communities across the UK, beginning in Glasgow and radiating across the UK to create a three year programme of community participation.
 The programme will extend the reach and legacy of the Games, connecting people and communities and increasing well-being.  The ethos and spirit of the Fourteen initiative will be community-led and seek to increase participation in one or more of the following activities, depending on community interest and need:
·         Social action and volunteering
·         Grassroots sport and physical activity
·         Cultural activity and the arts
·         Youth leadership and personal development
 The Community Foundation in Wales will work with each selected community over three years to:
1.      Set up a Community Panel
2.      Gain a clear understanding of community priorities and needs
3.      Run two community grant-making events
4.      Decide how best to spend a further £125,000 to spend within the community
5.      Attract even more funding
6.      Build relationships with partners and other Fourteen communities across the UK
 Please read the criteria for more information. 
      Someone needs to pull together an application form and send it to us by Monday 10th November. The nominator can be anyone living or working in the applicant community who represents organisations, community groups, partnerships, charities or forums.  Because only two Welsh communities can benefit, we have designed a fast timetable and an application and decision process which supports applicants in making their best case for support.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

People's Postcode Trust - Small Grants Programme Open for Applications from Scotland, Wales and Greater London

Registered charities, SCIOs, constituted voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, community interest companies (CIC), not-for-profit organisations and sports clubs are eligible to apply. Grants range from £500 to £20,000 for organisations in Scotland and England and up to £5,000 for those in Wales. 

Funding is available for projects that advance citizenship or community development. Advancing community development involves creating opportunities for the community to learn new skills and, by enabling people to act together, helps further social inclusion and equality.

The Trust is looking for projects that engage local communities and leaves a positive long term impact beyond the duration of funding. Priority will be given to projects that are focused on improving life for disadvantaged groups and encouraging their inclusion within society.

Projects that have a focus on sport, health, reducing poverty, environmental improvement or the advancement of human rights are still eligible for funding as long as they are strong in meeting the community development criterion.

The Fund is open to applications from Scotland, Wales and Greater London with a deadline of 7 November 2014.