Wales-wide charity support project launched in Wrexham

The invited guests to the IoF Cymru’s launch event at Techniquest Glyndŵr included Ian Lucas MP, John Gallanders Chief Executive AVOW and Gareth Hughes from Big Lottery Wales last Tuesday October 3rd. 

An out of the ordinary venue was chosen by the Institute of Fundraising Cymru to launch their nationwide Fundraising Health Checks project last Tuesday (3rd October)

Techniquest Glyndŵr in Wrexham, North Wales’ very own Science Discovery Centre, hosted the launch of the Big Lottery Wales funded project amongst the interactive science exhibits in the centre.

The project will be working with 105 charities in all parts of Wales over the three years lifetime of the scheme providing one to one support to develop a tailored fundraising strategy.

Project Coordinator, Alison Pritchard said “ On behalf of the Institute of Fundraising Cymru I would like to say a big thank you to Techniquest Glyndŵr , the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) and Wrexham’s MP Ian Lucas for supporting this event today.

We are glad to be here in North Wales to launch this project which is intended to reach all parts of Wales and to promote this opportunity to the voluntary sector towards financial sustainability.

The project will be specifically targeting registered charities based or working in Wales Scot Owen, Education Manager of Techniquest Glyndŵr offered the Science Centre as a venue for the project launch.

He said “ The Institute of Fundraising Cymru is providing some fantastic support opportunities for charities the length and breadth of Wale, particularly the smaller ones and we are proud to support the Institute by providing a venue for the project launch.

The project will be helping charities to make the transition from grant funded local and national government sources to more diverse income streams.

We would like to thank Ian Lucas MP for his continued support for us as a science centre but also for the particular support he has given to the IoF Cymru’s project. ”

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