Fundraising regulator wants board member for Wales

The Fundraising Regulator is recruiting a board member to represent Wales.

“The Fundraising Regulator is a voluntary regulatory organisation with approximately 20 permanent staff and a budget of £2 – 2.5 million per year, acquired through a levy on those charitable organisations which have a high expenditure on fundraising activities. It is responsible for self-regulating all types of charitable fundraising and has a universal remit to investigate and adjudicate against all charitable organisations which fundraise, regardless of whether an organisation is registered with it.

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Wales as a volunteering nation

Welsh sector body WCVA has published its latest research into volunteering in Wales, and finds that over two thirds of adults give their time to help others.

Based on two omnibus household surveys of adults in Wales carried out in March 2014 and March 2015 by Beaufort Research for WCVA, the results show big differences between the counties of Wales. Interestingly, Welsh speakers were significantly more likely to volunteer than non-Welsh speakers – 44.6% compared to 34.1%.

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