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Localgiving’s Crowdfund Wales hits £2mn landmark

Since 2016 Localgiving’s Crowdfund Wales has helped over 450 grassroots organisations across the length and breadth of the country support their communities with the total distributed now over £2 million.

Crowdfund Wales over the past six years has helped organisations across all 22 counties to explore online fundraising, access grants and succeed at growing their income sustainably to support community causes. Their members receive help to create online donation pages to reach donors, raise awareness of their work and encourage fundraisers. 

Through the Crowdfund Wales programme, Localgiving provides a free year of membership, Gift Aid and free training in how to fundraise online. Members are supported to run an online campaign to raise £1,750 towards a need of their choice, which unlocks £250 of match funding. The fund has been supported by a number of funders over the years, including The National Lottery Community Fund, which enabled the programme to launch, and Garfield Weston Foundation, who at present is the main funder.

94% of members previously had no access to online fundraising training and support locally, whereas 94% are now confident with online fundraising and 100% have found the programme has had a positive impact on their online fundraising.

A little progress each day adds up to big results. Congratulations to the entire team at Localgiving on hitting the £2 million funding landmark through the Crowdfund Wales programme.

Shishir Gupta, Founder and CEO, StartupLanes

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