Fundraise for CPRW

Our beloved countryside is facing terrible threats. Rampant development, vanishing wilderness and creeping industrialisation are threatening to destroy the Wales we know and love.

Thinking about raising funds for CPRW? We rely on donations and other funds from and by our members and supporters to ensure that we can continue to defend and cherish our Welsh countryside. Our supporters have raised funds to help pay for legal challenges to development plans, campaigns to save our rivers and coast from pollution, and for research projects to see what we can CPRW can do to help rural communities.

Donations and legacy gifts are also the lifeline for our core work. Gifts from people like you enable us to rejuvenate rural communities, influence policy at every level, and campaign for the care and protection of our landscapes.

There are lots of ways that you can fundraise and support CPRW, from challenging yourself to a walk, kayak, cycle or run to having a bake sale, coffee morning at work, an open garden – or something else entirely!

If you would like to help raise funds for CPRW please get in touch, we would love to support you and would appreciate your efforts no matter how big or small.

Help us be the voice of, champions for, and protectors of the Welsh countryside!

Fundraising ideas

Some ideas for ways you could support the Welsh countryside

  • Go on a hike: get out and about and challenge yourself to a long hike. Discover new routes (try using Y Marilyns app) and view the amazing landscape all while fundraising.
  • Get on your bike: get your heart pumping and take your bike or exercise bike for a spin. Get your friends and family to sponsor you for every mile you ride.
  • Organise a plant sale
  • Hold a coffee morning: organise a coffee morning with tea cakes and biscuits at your place of work or community centre

Have a different idea? Great, get in touch at [email protected] to discuss!

Fundraise on social media

Facebook now gives you the option to fundraise for your chosen charity on your birthday. It’s straightforward to do.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Facebook account
  2. Go to your ‘home’ page, and look on the left side column. You should see the ‘fundraiser’ option under “Create” at the bottom. Click on “fundraiser” and Facebook will give you instructions.
  3. Pick CPRW, the Welsh countryside charity
  4. Set your fundraising goal – this could be £20, £50, £100 or whatever you choose – and your timeframe
  5. Invite people on your friends list and engage with them! This part is key. Invite, invite, invite! Share often on your timeline: remember that not everyone will see something if you post just once. While some people may be hesitant to ask people on their friends list, remember you’re giving them an opportunity to participate in something personal and global. And it’s no problem if they are unable or unwilling to participate at this time – you’ve at least extended an invitation.
  6. Let us know. This one is optional, as Facebook will let us know when you set up the fundraiser, but if you want some help in maximising your fundraising do drop us a line on [email protected]. We’d be so happy to help – and we always love to hear from you!
  7. Thank people as they donate and watch numbers go up! These people are donating to CPRW, the Welsh countryside charity because of YOU – because they love you, appreciate you and think you’re the bee’s knees (and so do we!).
  8. At the end of your chosen timeframe, no need to do anything additional to get the donations across to us – Facebook has set it up so that your fundraised total will automatically be donated.

Help write funding applications

Are you experienced at writing funding applications or working with funding bodies and foundations and have time to spare to help CPRW? You may be able to help us apply for funding for various projects, get in touch by emailing [email protected] or phoning 01938 552525 for more information.