Wales Development Programme

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

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About The Programme

Thanks to generous funding and support from Big Lottery Wales, Localgiving has launched an exciting two year regional programme in Wales. With one dedicated member of staff based in Cardiff, the programme offers bespoke and intensive support that will empower local voluntary groups to connect with supporters, raise funds online and take control of their financial future.

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

How it works

This programme is currently closed. Current members are benefiting 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;
  • £200 of match funding for donations received online;
  • Automated Gift Aid, for registered and unregistered charities

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

Lauren Swain - South Wales Development Manager

Lauren Swain -Wales Development Manager




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



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.

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