Speaking at the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) AGM in Llanelli last week, Director of Operations Simon Gillespie said: “We are pleased that we can now directly engage with Wales’ diversecharity sector and hopefully this move will deepen our understanding of the issues facing Welsh charities. There are approximately 11,000 charities in Wales and we’ve consulted widely. The overwhelmingresponse was that the sector wanted a Welsh office. This is now becoming a reality and we aim to be fully functional in Wales byApril 2004.” 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising The Charity Commission’s first office in Wales will be in Newport.The new office will provide support and ./guidance, a facility to register new Welsh charities and will deal with any specificcomplaints. There will be up to a dozen members of staff and the Commission says that it will actively seek to recruit Welsh-speaking employees. Open to the public, the Newport office is designed to be “the first port of call for Welsh charities.”The creation of an office in Wales is overdue. The Charity Commission for England and Wales first three offices were all based in England. Advertisement First Welsh office for Charity Commission Howard Lake | 1 December 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.