22/12/2021

A major charity match-funding initiative by the National Emergencies Trust and Crowdfunder UK has announced it will remain open over the coming weeks to enable Welsh charities and groups to cope with seasonal increases in demand. The Local Action Fund launched on 22 September to offer funding to community and voluntary organisations to help them counter the financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Eligible charities simply have to set up a fundraising campaign on Crowdfunder UK, and the National Emergencies…

03/12/2021

Human Appeal, one of the UK’s fastest growing NGOs, is returning its UK-wide winter Comedy Takeover to raise money for the Winter Emergency Appeal. The tour will take place in Glasgow, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Blackburn, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leicester, London, Croydon, Ilford, Luton and Slough with COVID guidelines in place.  Comics on the bill this winter include Ali Official, star and writer of hit series Muzlamic (BBC), judge of the BBC New Comedy Awards and presenter of the BBC’s Being British…

26/10/2021

Compass Cymru, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has announced a three-year partnership with Welsh homelessness charity, Llamau. Llamau is one of Wales’ leading homelessness charities, supporting young people and women, and providing holistic support for those most at risk of homelessness, including care leavers, people who have experienced domestic abuse and people who have had disadvantaged lifestyles. Over the next three years, Compass Cymru has pledged to support Llamau with…

12/10/2021

The National Emergencies Trust is calling for charities and groups in Wales to apply for its new Local Action Fund with Crowdfunder UK, which aims to support community and voluntary organisations to counter the financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisations that apply for the Fund  have the opportunity to receive up to £10,000 each in match-funding from the National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal. Since it launched in March 2020, the Coronavirus Appeal has raised more than £98m and distributed …

14/06/2021

Charities and good causes across Wales are being encouraged to apply for a funding boost via grants provided by Postcode Community Trust. The trust is now accepting applications to support local causes in their activities with funding. Organisations can apply for a grant of up to £20,000 for activities from the trust which is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Since the beginning of the year, the trust has given grants to 36 organisations in Wales, with almost…

12/04/2021

Jodie Tanner is the owner of The Queen B Boutique, a clothing retailer specialising in high-end mother of the bride and occasion wear, with stores in Penarth and Barry. The business owner has fundraised £1,500 to pay for 10 days of nursing care in City Hospice’s Donate a Day campaign. Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, including store closures for the majority of 2020 and cancellations of weddings and other events, Jodie adapted and diversified her business. The Queen…

01/12/2020

Popping in to the Cards for Good Causes Shop at St John the Baptist Church in Cardiff to buy Christmas cards has become a local tradition for so many people. This year though has been a challenge with the shop being unable to open. But you can’t keep a good pop-up down! The shop has moved just up the road to the High Street Arcade in Castle Quarter. The Arcade, completed in 1885, was once home to a sea of…

30/10/2020

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is appealing to the people in Wales to donate their quality preloved items using its freepost donation service, to support the charity’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis.  In June, the BHF launched a new post to donate service, making it even easier for the public to give their decluttered items to charity. This was part of new measures the BHF introduced to help keep shop staff, volunteers and customers safe.  The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on the BHF’s income, leading to a potential £50 million cut in research funding…

09/10/2020

During lockdown we were wracking our brains as to how we could raise funds to help continue funding our Feeding Project at the Good Samaritan Ministries School in Lusaka as we were no longer able to hold events due to Covid 19. We came up with the idea to create a recipe booklet called:  MAD4Kids Marvellous Menus. This contains the favourite starters, main courses and desserts from over 20 of our supporters and is full of tried and tested mouth watering…

23/07/2020

This summer, local bicycle enthusiasts in Cardiff are being encouraged to take part in the House-to-House Challenge, a new virtual fundraising event from Ronald McDonald House Charities UK (RMHC UK). The charity offers free accommodation to families with children in hospital and is in need of vital funds after losing a huge amount of income through the COVID-19 crisis, and cancelling major fundraising events- its main source of revenue. Held throughout August and September, the House-to-House Challenge invites participants to…