Wales Development Programme

Supporting charities and community groups in Wales to develop their digital fundraising skills


About The Programme

Since 2016, Localgiving has supported over 400 organisations in Wales to develop their online fundraising skills and raise over £1million in additional funding.

Our new programme, Crowdfund Wales, provides organisations with a fantastic opportunity to raise extra funding through crowdfunding. Participants will receive:

  • A subsidised Localgiving annual membership
  • A crowdfunding mentor and ongoing training
  • A £250 grant unlocked when you deliver a successful crowdfunding campaign

Your mentor will support you to deliver a crowdfunding campaign to raise a minimum of £2,000 through online fundraising and provide you with the tools and skills to continue your online fundraising journey.

To benefit from Crowdfund Wales, simply complete your registration via the link below using the promocode WALES150 and you will be sent a short application form to finalise your participation.

The programme is being managed by Lauren Swain, who is based in Cardiff and joined the Localgiving team with extensive knowledge and experience of the voluntary sector.

For information, please follow this link:

How it works

Members benefit from:

  • One-to-one support, training and mentoring in online fundraising;
  • A named contact who can be reached Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm, to discuss all - matters relating to online fundraising;
  • Automated Gift Aid, for registered and unregistered charities


Free downloadable resources

In 2020, Localgiving developed a guidebook that is designed to help organisations across Wales benefit from online fundraising and build it as a new income stream. It provides comprehensive information and tasks for causes to work through independently.

There is a digital version of the guidebook that is perfect for looking through and filling in on a computer. There is also a print version of the guidebook that is perfect for printing in order to share a hard copy of the resource or to complete by hand yourself if you prefer.

A 'how to’ document to assist in using the resource and adding text to the tasks is also available:
English - 'how to’ document to accompany the guidebook
Welsh - 'how to’ document to accompany the guidebook

To access the guidebook in English or Welsh please follow this link:


If you are a member of the Wales Development Programme and require support please contact our Wales Development Manager on:

Amy Kordiak - Wales Development Manager

Tel: 07808 889672

Lauren Swain -Wales National Manager (on maternity)

Tel: 07808 889672



The Wales Development Programme has been generously funded by Big Lottery Wales and Garfield Weston. We are also accredited signatories to the Welsh Digital Inclusion Charter, which reflects our commitment to addressing digital exclusion in Wales through our development programme.


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Having a Localgiving membership provides a space for smaller local charities like us to run exciting fundraising campaigns. The format gives potential donors the impetus to support our charity as they feel they are part of something really exciting and individual.

Taking Flight Theatre Co, Cardiff

One of the huge advantages of being a Localgiving member is that you never feel you are on your own, there is always someone or somewhere you can go for help. Online fundraising enables us to reach people who are sympathetic to our cause who we didn’t even know existed. The online tips, advice and poster templates are invaluable. Donations are automatically paid into the bank account and the admin surrounding gift aid is taken care of.

Friends of the City of Swansea Botanical Gardens Swansea