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Supporting Welsh Communities www.fundforwales.org.uk

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Registered Charity 1074655 | Company Number 03670680


Together We Can Make A Difference The Fund for Wales makes a difference now and in the future by encouraging giving in order to fund community projects across Wales. It is a unique, national endowment Fund which awards grants to community groups whose valuable work often falls under the radar of donors and funders. Connecting people who care with causes that matter, the Fund is building a vibrant community of donors whose gifts - of all sizes and from all over the World - nurture Welsh culture, heritage and environment, and improve the lives of people across Wales. HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron. A campaign of the Community Foundation in Wales, the Fund for Wales inspires people who love Wales to give effectively to Wales. Your charitable gift, big or small, goes to the causes you care about.

Give now and your gift will be doubled Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund the next £1 million donated to the Fund for Wales will be matched, doubling the impact and making your gift go further.

The Fund for Wales is for you if...

The Fund for Wales makes a difference by...

• you want to give something back to Wales • your club, society or group wants to fundraise for a unique national campaign • you want to see your charitable giving supporting grass-roots community projects across Wales • you want to make a gift which keeps on giving • you love Wales!

• Enabling young people and promoting education, enterprise & life-long learning • Building cohesion and confidence in communities • Improving physical and mental health • Nurturing heritage and culture • Protecting our environment ...Through awarding grants to volunteer-led projects


“Merthyr Youth has really opened up new opportunities for me. I love the drama workshops and now I want to go to college.�

Supporting Welsh Communities Nurturing ambition, talent and resilience in young people is central to the work of Merthyr Youth This inspirational club works hard to counter negative images and expectations and has over 120 members between the ages of 9 and 22. Drama productions, musical theatre, organised events, and visiting new places are all activities which give members more chances to learn and share. Their Fund for Wales grant paid for two activities designed to inspire and

enrich youth club members: a team-building weekend on the Gower (which included a nowlegendary game of cricket on the beach!) and a drama focused trip to London. Many young people and their families simply cannot afford to travel outside their neighbourhoods or benefit from new challenges, which are such important parts of their learning and development.

If you’re passionate about Wales and want to help make a deep and l asting impact in our communities, make a difference today


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Your Donation

“As an American with Welsh roots, I came across the Fund for Wales while attending a Welsh course on vacation in North Wales. My grandfather worked in the slate mines of Llanberis and I’m proud to make a gift to the Fund for Wales in honour of my Welsh heritage.”

Your donation goes to the causes you care about, making a difference now and forever. You decide which theme you wish to support and how much you would like to donate.

Karen Burdette

Community Foundation in Wales The Foundation is a Welsh registered charity which promotes and manages philanthropy, connecting people who care with causes that matter. The Foundation awards grants of over £2 million each year to inspirational charities and community groups on behalf of its donors (individuals & families, business and trusts). Last year these grants benefited 364 charities and projects, which themselves were supported by over 5,100 volunteers and helped more than 36,000 people. The Foundation is quality assured through a robust programme endorsed by the Charity Commission.

Together we can make a difference in Wales

You can make your gift online (www.fundforwales.org.uk) or complete the donation form attached. Visit our website for more information, or contact Siân Stacey, Fund for Wales Co-ordinator, to talk about other giving options. For example... • Everyone who gives becomes part of our Fund for Wales community • For gifts over £1,000 from an individual, group or family you can leave your mark on Wales by having your gift featured on our Fund for Wales Map • For gifts over £10,000 donors are invited to join the Patron’s Circle • You can have your own Named Fund to award annual grants according to your wishes for gifts of £25,000 or more. • You can leave a gift in your will a legacy for Wales

what your support can achieve Pays for a support session for a young person in crisis

Contributes to temporary accommodation for a mother and child escaping domestic violence

Funds a community festival for a small market town and a bilingual newsletter

Provides a year round programme for a weekly seniors club in a rural area



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