“The Waterloo Foundation is delighted to support the Community Foundation Wales Cost of Living Appeal by matching donations from local businesses. It is imperative that we join together to support charities and community organisations working throughout Wales help those most affected by poverty.”
Our Communities Together – a cost of living crisis appeal
The cost of living crisis is impacting community groups of all sizes, causing them to struggle to meet the rising costs of delivering vital services at a time when demand for these services is increasing.
Community Foundation Wales has relaunched Our Communities Together – a cost of living crisis appeal to raise further funds, so that we can continue to support charities and community organisations across Wales to help those most affected by the cost of living crisis.
We are once again partnering with media company Newsquest on the appeal with money raised being used to support the work of Welsh groups and charities making a huge difference for local people and communities in these unprecedented times.
79 community groups across Wales have so far been awarded grants from the Our Communities Together – a cost of living fund, totalling more than £1 million of support to Welsh communities.
We have awarded funding to groups running services such as food bank provision, warm hubs providing hot meals and debt and benefits advice to the most vulnerable members of our communities who continue to face hardship and crisis.
There are more difficult months to come, and we want to be able to help as many people across Wales as we can, so we are once again calling on individuals and businesses who passionately believe in the value of local community to support the appeal with a donation.
If you are an individual you can donate to the appeal below.
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Why are you supporting Our Communities Together - a cost of living crisis appeal?
“We know a lot of people are really struggling because of the cost of living crisis and we’re determined to help. A third of children in Wales are living below the poverty line and the situation is getting worse. We have to do something. That’s why we’ve committed up to £25,000 to Community Foundation Wales and Newsquest to make a real difference to people in North Wales hit hardest by the cost of living crisis.”
“We are proud to be supporting the Our Communities Together appeal by matching donations from Welsh businesses. Voluntary organisations need to be supported through the cost of living crisis to ensure they can continue to offer vital services to their local communities, now and in the tough months to come.”
"The Cost of Living increases are hitting everyone and, as always, has a disproportionate effect on poorer communities. Community Foundation Wales was the obvious organisation to choose to support as they have an incredible network, enabling the support to reach the right places with speed. This appeal gives people across Wales the opportunity to take action to make sure that their local community groups survive this Cost of Living crisis.”
“Whether our contribution goes towards keeping community venues open or giving families advice on budgeting, the cost of living crisis is a very real issue in Wales and we want to help in any way we can. It certainly encourages you to pause for thought when you know people are facing a reality where they’re choosing between heating or food. That’s why these projects funded by Community Foundation Wales are so important, ensuring individuals and families don’t feel alone. We hope that our donation can have a positive impact on the lives of those who need it the most across Welsh communities.”
"Although our business is able to keep moving safely and efficiently, no one in our community should have to face going hungry. When we heard of the Communities Together appeal we wanted to give something back to those in need in our local area."
"We are supporting Community Foundation Wales with £1,000 towards their Communities Together - A Cost of Living Crisis appeal to show our commitment to providing help for vulnerable families and individuals in Wales to help them overcome the challenges of poverty and financial hardship."
“I wanted to support the Our Communities Together appeal by donating my winter fuel payment. I feel that others need this much more than I do and know that £500 can go a long way in helping the types of grassroots community organisations that Community Foundation Wales supports.”
“We are a bank driven by our purpose and values, and right now that is to help our colleagues, customers and the communities they live in through the challenges faced with cost of living. By working together with Community Foundation Wales and Newsquest as part of the Our Communities Together campaign, we have a real opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of those who need help in our communities throughout Wales This isn’t just a donation that the NatWest Cymru Board has made; our commitment as part of this campaign and NatWest’s wider cost of living help is to provide support where it is needed most.”
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