An online training programme for charities that has already enjoyed success in parts of the UK is to be extended to Wales.
Localgiving, which has already been operating its programme in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Yorkshire and Humber region, has hailed its initiative as a success. For example, 94 charities in Northern Ireland have benefitted from training over the last 12 months, helping them to raise £63,000 in donations.
The two-year regional programme in Wales is being funded by grant from the Big Lottery Fund and will provide:
- Free IT and internet training to raise funds online
- Access to £200 of match funding for donations received online
- A dedicated regionally-based project coordinator offering face-to-face back-up
- Free membership for 12 months with Localgiving
- Automated Gift Aid, for registered and unregistered charities
Localgiving says its programme is designed to empower community groups with the confidence to take control of their financial future, engage with online fundraising and gain access to the same kinds of online marketing tools available to larger charities
Localgiving will also work with organisations including the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action, the Community Foundation in Wales, and local County Voluntary Councils to strengthen the project’s reach.
Further information is available at join.localgiving.org/wales.
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