2022-2023: Ways to join our movement

Be an Organisational Supporter

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If you are an organisation, branch, or department in the third, public, or private sector that has taken the extra step to support and endorse Welsh Women’s Aid’s lifesaving work, you can become an Organisational Supporter.

As an organisational supporter, you pledge to stand with survivors and in return, we give you the appropriate resources, support, and guidance to effectively achieve your pledge.

Be an Organisational Supporter

If you feel that your organisation supports our vision, mission, and feminist values, you could become an organisational supporter of Welsh Women’s Aid.

In 2022-23, we refreshed our offer for organisational supporters, which now includes:

  • A free half-day training for up to 15 employees.
  • Free access to selected webinars and events.
  • Support to develop your workplace policies to combat VAWDASV and support survivors.

Become a supporter or fundraiser

Supporters of Welsh Women’s Aid come from all walks of life. Their individual and collective impact in raising funds for our cause continues to impress us. In 2022/23, our amazing community of supporters raised an incredible £74,565 to help fund our vital work.

Some made one-off donations, or became regular givers. One wonderful team held a charity ball in our aid and others took part in running events such as the Cardiff Half Marathon, completed personal challenges, and held comedy nights, coffee mornings, cakes sales, and bucket collections.

Small businesses continued to support us too, by donating profits from the sales of a range of wonderful products including jewellery, candles, sweatshirts, and tea!

During the 16 days of Activism in 2022, we ran our first Big Give campaign. Supported by pledges from two match givers, we were able to ensure that any donation given within the campaign period was doubled. We focused on raising funds to support the wellbeing of our fantastic Survivor Network – a group of women who use their personal experiences to create change that lasts for other survivors. We raised a fantastic £12,755 and even won the coveted Big Give Award for Supporter Engagement in the process!

When individuals choose to support Welsh Women’s Aid, we know that as well as raising much-needed funds, they will also be creating awareness of VAWDASV in Wales and beyond. And this, is priceless.

We know that times are tough, and we are thankful for all those who choose to support Welsh Women’s Aid via their donations, sponsored activities, or events. Whether your activity is big or small, raises a lot of funds or a little – your collective impact is incredible, and we thank you all.

Join the Ask Me community

If you are 18 years or older, live in Wales, and would like to help your community talk about VAWDASV and know where to signpost survivors for support, then Ask Me training might be right for you.

Thanks to funding from South Wales PCC, Swansea Council, and the Waterloo Foundation, we now offer training in North and South Wales.

Find out when the next course is

Join our Survivor Network

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If your experiences have led you to feel passionately about issues that affect VAWDASV survivors and their children, we would love to have your voice in our Survivor Network.

If the Network is not right for you, we also have other opportunities to take part in focus groups, sign petitions, and more.

Visit the Survivor’s Area of our website

Work with us or one of our member organisations

If you would like to work with us, please keep checking our current vacancies. Our main offices are in Cardiff and Caernarfon, but many of our roles are flexible and allow for hybrid working.

We particularly encourage applications from people whose experiences or background are underrepresented in the sector for any of the roles we offer.

If you would like to work for your local VAWDASV service, please check our list of open roles with our member organisations.

If you aren’t currently looking for work yourself, you can still help us and our member organisations by sharing our vacancies with your personal networks.

You can also help us help survivors in Wales by promoting the Live Fear Free Helpline in your workplace or amongst your friends and family.