Wales Development Programme
Supporting charities and community groups in Wales to develop their digital fundraising skills
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 two dedicated members of staff based in Rhyl and 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 Emma Jones and Lauren Swain, both of whom joined the Localgiving team with extensive knowledge and experience of the voluntary sector. Their commitment to helping small local charitable organisations will be a huge benefit to the Welsh third sector!
How it works
Charities who take part in the development programme will receive a range of benefits, including:
- Free membership for 12 months with Localgiving (usual cost £72);
- 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 this sounds like something your charity or community group could benefit from, please register your interest at join.localgiving.org/wales today!
In the last few weeks we’ve had the first groups signing up to take part in the programme. Welcome to Pride Cymru and Bridgend Carers Centre for being the first to sign up - we look forward to raising lots of funds online with you!
To get involved or for more information, please contact our Wales Development Managers on:
Emma Jones - North Wales Development Manager
- 07808 889671
Lauren Swain - South Wales Development Manager
- 07808 889672
The Wales Development Programme has been generously funded by Big Lottery Wales. We 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.