Wales Development Programme

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

Darllenwch y dudalen yma yn Gymraeg

About The Programme

Localgiving has so far supported 250+ groups in Wales to develop their digital fundraising skills through its Wales Development Programme. 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.

Thanks to generous funding and support from Big Lottery Wales and Garfield Weston, we are now able to offer a further 100 places on the programme. For free sign up,  just follow this link and use the promo code WALES100.

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.

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;
  • £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 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 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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