Have you thought about how loan finance might be able to help you grow your organisation?

Since 2006, WCVA has been able to provide over £4 million of loan finance to enterprising third sector organisations to help them to grow, become more sustainable and create job opportunities in communities across Wales.

They have provided working capital to help organisations compete for contracts offered by Local Authorities and Health Boards, supplied the bulk or finishing finance to support large-scale capital projects and they have invested in organisations to start or expand their trading activity.

Organisations from a range of sectors have benefited from our loan finance programmes including: arts, community regeneration, education, environment, health, housing, regeneration, support and sport.

WCVA can often help finish packages of investment that grant providers cannot, and using an element of loan finance is a strong indicator to other funders of your resolve and confidence in generating income from any investment you are asking them to make.

We can offer three types of loan product exclusively to the third sector -

  • Micro loans of up to £20,000 anywhere in Wales.
  • Loans up to £250,000 in the Convergence area of Wales
  • Property backed loans from £250,000 to £5,000,000 anywhere in Wales

If you’ve got something in mind, even if you’re still at the planning stage, you could contact WCVA - they would be happy to talk it through and see if they can support your work.


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Phone - 029 2043 1779 / 029 2043 5766

Last year Ethical Property Foundation, with support from the Charity Commission, began an extensive piece of research looking at the key property issues charities are facing, with a view to identifying solutions and affecting change.

You can read the research findings on the Ethical Property Foundation website.


One in six charities believe they may face closure in the coming year, according to the Charities Aid Foundation and figures released recently by the Institute of Fundraising (IOF) report that nine out of ten charities are experiencing a squeeze on fundraising. This means that charities need to focus on making giving easier and more immediate.

The Alzheimer’s Society has partnered with PayPal and Weejot.com to launch a new mobile donations app template that any charity will be able to use.

The Weejot Donate app template enables fundraisers to create mobile apps for campaigns, events and appeals in real time with no App Store submissions required. They can be downloaded by supporters when they access the charity’s website, Social Media, a web link or QR code using a smartphone or a tablet. 


Find out more

·         Register your Charity and create an app

·         Read more on alzheimers.org.uk

There is a host of information about fundraising on the Institute of Fundraising website. Here's a taster of the guidance that's available:


  • Online Fundraising
  • Legacy Fundraising
  • Major Donor Fundraising
  • Direct Mail
  • Getting Started in Fundraising
  • ... and lots more


Visit the Insititute of Fundraising website to find out more.