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Inspiring Welsh v... - 28/04/2016

 We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will b...

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Inspiring Welsh voices across the Atlantic: Cymdeithas Cymru-Ariannin - Patagonia, Argentina

Welsh children in... - 28/04/2016

 We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will b...

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Welsh children in London share folk stories with their world! Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain  London, England

Luncheon Club mem... - 28/04/2016

 We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will b...

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Luncheon Club members share their ideas and stories with older people in North Wales: Llay Luncheon Club  Wrexham, North Wales

Bringing together... - 28/04/2016

 We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will b...

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Bringing together a community of Welsh Americans: The Madog Centre for Welsh Studies  Ohio, USA

Reawakening the S... - 27/04/2016

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be rece...

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Reawakening the South Wales industrial environment: Pontypridd Canal Conservation Group  Pontypridd, South Wales

The First Ever Vi... - 25/01/2016

The Community Foundation in Wales is inviting everyone who loves Wales  - f...

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The First Ever Virtual Global Giving Circle for Welsh Communities  all donations doubled!

Two Launches at N... - 10/09/2015

We’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend celebrating Welsh culture and...

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Two Launches at North American Festival of Wales

3,000 Donated th... - 01/07/2015

We are thrilled to announce that the limited edition Melin Tregwynt blankets and...

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3,000 Donated through Melin Tregwynt sales

Donations in memo... - 25/06/2015

The Fund for Wales has recently received many donations given in memory of Dr El...

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Donations in memory of Dr Elisabeth Perry

Fund for Wales Gr... - 19/06/2015

 We're really pleased to announce that the latest grants programme for the ...

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Fund for Wales Grants Programme Open

St David's Day Gr... - 01/03/2015

To celebrate St David’s Day we are thrilled to announce that we have award...

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St David's Day Grants Awarded

Cwtch up with the... - 25/01/2015

What better way to show your love this St Dwynwen’s Day than with a stylis...

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Cwtch up with the Fund for Wales blanket

Grants Round Open... - 19/12/2014

We're really excited to announce that the Fund for Wales grants programme is now...

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Grants Round Open until St Dwynwen's Day

Brussels Welsh su... - 20/11/2014

As a finale to Philanthropy Week Wales 2014, a festival of events, managed by th...

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Brussels Welsh support Fund for Wales

Ambassador hails ... - 01/09/2014

During August 2014 we spent a week at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Carmar...

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Ambassador hails Fund for Wales Gift

Joining North Ame... - 20/08/2014

We’re very excited to be heading over to the North American Festival of Wa...

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Joining North Americans who love Wales

Celebrating the F... - 17/06/2014

The Foundation’s friends and allies came together at the Palace of Westmin...

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Celebrating the Fund for Wales in London

Changing lives in... - 03/06/2014

Last year the Fund for Wales awarded a grant of £880 to the North Powys Yo...

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Changing lives in Powys through music

Celebrating phila... - 05/11/2013

The Community Foundation in Wales began the week on Anglesey celebrating the phi...

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Celebrating philanthropy on Anglesey

The Fund for Wale... - 02/08/2013

We’ve been very busy already this year, spreading the word about Fund for ...

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The Fund for Wales Summer 2013 Newsletter has been released!

Tafwyl - Hiraeth ... - 17/06/2013

The Fund for Wales team spent the day at Tafwyl in Cardiff Castle on Saturday, c...

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Tafwyl - Hiraeth map launched

Urdd Eisteddfod a... - 28/05/2013

The Fund for Wales team travelled to Pembrokeshire today to the Urdd Eisteddofd....

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Urdd Eisteddfod and the Fund for Wales

Our community in ... - 08/04/2013

 We've added some photos from our launch event last month to our Facebook p...

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Our community in London celebrate

1million Match C... - 18/03/2013

Photo:  Baroness Randerson, Parliamentary Under Secratary of State for Wale...

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1million Match Challenge!

St. David's Day C... - 01/03/2013

 The Fund for Wales celebrated St. David's Day with a flurry of activities....

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St. David's Day Celebration

Love Wales this V... - 14/02/2013

  After the success of launching our brand new website on St.Dwynwen&rsquo...

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Love Wales this Valentine's Day

Celebrate your lo... - 25/01/2013

We would like to wish everyone in Wales and abroad a Happy St. Dwynwen Day this ...

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Celebrate your love for Wales this St Dwynwen Day

Fund for Wales Al... - 20/12/2012

This week a group of Fund for Wales allies and supporters gathered to discuss so...

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Fund for Wales Allies

Peter Davies beco... - 05/11/2012

We are pleased to announce that Peter Davies OBE has agreed to become the Fund f...

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Peter Davies becomes a Fund for Wales Ambassador

Running for Wales... - 16/10/2012

Thank you and congratulations to our runners who successfully completed the tent...

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Running for Wales  Cardiff Half Marathon

An Ambassador for... - 10/09/2012

We have great pleasure in announcing that Elinor Bennett (Lady Wigley) will be o...

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An Ambassador for the Fund for Wales

Fund for Wales at... - 09/08/2012

This week we popped down to the National Eisteddfod in the Vale of Glamorgan to ...

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Fund for Wales at the National Eisteddfod
Inspiring Welsh voices across the Atlantic: Cymdeithas Cymru-Ariannin - Patagonia, Argentina

Inspiring Welsh voices across the Atlantic: Cymdeithas Cymru-Ariannin - Patagonia, Argentina - 28/04/2016

 We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle.

These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.
 
The Welsh Colony in Patagonia was established in 1865 when over 150 Welsh settlers sailed to Southern Argentina with the promise of green and fertile land - a new life in a new country. Hundreds followed creating thriving Welsh communities.
 
These days only a small proportion of the population of these towns and villages are of purely Welsh origin. However, it is estimated that at least a third have some Welsh blood in their veins and there remains a strong sense of Welsh culture and heritage in the region. 
 
The Wales-Argentina Society, founded in 1939, has strengthened the link between the two countries whilst also promoting Welsh culture and heritage. To ensure that this strong link remains the Society arranges and sponsors exchanges for teachers, students and ministers between Wales and Argentina.
 
Large and small Eisteddfod events are held each year across the communities, and choral competitions are a strong feature. Traditional Welsh folk songs are rarely sung however, which has inspired local group, Cymdeithas Cymru- Ariannin, to hold a series of workshops across the Patagonian Welsh communities.   
 
These workshops will work to improve the unique folk element of singing which has become such a significant part of Eisteddfod competition in Wales. Donations to the Global Giving Circle will pay for expert teachers from Wales to travel to the Welsh villages of Trelew, Gaiman, Esquel and Trevelin to upskill Patagonian teachers and introduce music students to the art of traditional Welsh folk singing, thus giving them the confidence to coach singers in this distinctive style.
 
The Global Giving Circle is a new way of giving back to Wales uniting a worldwide network of donors in showing their love for Wales.  
 
Donate today by visiting the Global Giving Circle JustGiving page and support these ‘Welsh Treasure’ organisations working in communities around the world.
 
All donations received up to our first £5,000 target will be matched pound for pound, and split equally between the five treasures, thanks to the Pears Foundation. Once this target has been reached, all additional donations will go to our Fund for Wales endowment to support local communities across Wales, and will also be matched thanks to our Fund for Wales Big Lottery Match Challenge.