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The Felin Uchaf Appeal
You can partner and support our work by joining a growing number of forward thinking individuals and organisations who have become members of the charity through supporting this appeal.
You can chose either donate or pledge towards the raising of £270,000 to completely pay off the original bank mortgage and so to purchase the centre outright.
This will enable the Charity to direct its energy and future fundraising activities towards developing better facilities and resources for the benefit of all the people that come to learn and be inspired by Felin Uchaf from the local area to all parts of the world
Help push the boat out !
How you can support the appeal:
- you can donate online via secure PayPal on this page.
- by post: you can send your donation or you can pledge an ammount toward the appeal through posting the printable Appeal Form - pledges will be called in only when the full ammount is sucessfully raised.
Please contact us if you would like to subscribe to our newsletter to find out more up to date information about the appeal
- In return for the Charity's Membership and Support you will receive:
- Newsletters to keep you up to date with what’s been happening and with details of the forthcoming events.
- discounted rates on all the skills courses
- Special invitations to a year round programme of cultural events - music nights, storytellings and festivals held at the Centre
- for gifts over £100 you receive a full 5 year membership
- for gifts over £1,000 your names will be beautifully carved on the massive oak beams being prepared for the new boatbuilding workshop
- for gifts of over £5,000 your names to be carved along the rim of one of the first wooden boat to be launched out of the new workshop
..have your name beautifully carved on the massive oak beams ...
A special thank you to the following organisations for enabling our work
In addition to private sponsors support has been received from the following organisations:-
- O2 - It's Your Community fund
- The Llyn Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty Group-Sustainable Development Fund for 2 years
- European Social Fund for community development projects over 2 years
- Environment Wales- 5 year Management Grant and Project fund
- Forestry Commission-new farm woodlands grant
- Gwynedd Council-Gwynedd Key Capital Fund and Cist Gwynedd 3 year Volunteer Revenue award
- Intereg Ireland- Wales
- Mantell Gwynedd- Galluogi Gwynedd Fund
- The Russel Commission Youth Training Fund
- Natur Gwynedd-New Habitats Creation Fund over 3 years
- Countryside Council For Wales-3 year Enabling Others Grant
- The Big Lottery Fund-Young peoples Make It Happen fund and BBC Breathing Spaces fund
- Awards For All Wales
- Cooperative Community Fund
- Millenium Stadium Charitable Trust
- Communities First Trust Fund over the past 3 years
- The RSPB Habitat Creation fund
- The National Probation Services, Criminal Justice Intervention Wales and the Drug Intervention Programme
- The Rosa ButlerTrust
- CPRW Campaign for the Preservation of Rural Wales
- Other Charitable Trusts and Organisations that wish to remain anonymous
- Keep Wales Tidy
- The Ernest Cook Trust
- Cymorth Gwynedd - young peoples volunteering fund
- BLF Community Wildlife Fund
- CCW Communities & Nature Fund
- European Rural Develpoment Fund
- Heritage Lottery - Llyn Landscape Partnership funding
- Big Fund - Coastal Communities Fund
- Vodaphone: Word of Difference grant
Your continued support is vital in ensuring that we can deliver a valuable service and community resource to as wide a group of people as possible, thank you.
Volunteering for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
Volunteering at Felin Uchaf in 2013:
" Thank you so very much for the warm welcome you gave us and your wonderful hospitality. These past months have been a fantastic experience, we feel so lucky to have been a part of your work here and have loved every minute. Thank you also for teaching us so many new skills, for introducing us to this beautiful part of the world and its history and magic, and for giving us the confidence to pursue our dreams. Ed and Jo, volunteers
Every Wednesday is a Local Volunteer Work day from 10am to 4.00 pm click here for details
Please contact the office if you would like to come along on other days.
We will give accommodation priority to those volunteers who have experience in building or organic gardening.The main projects this spring/summer will be:
- work on the community organic-biodynamic herb garden and veg garden
- reed thatching
- building the oak framed oak visitor centre, this involves learning traditional green oak woodworking skills, stone walling & lime skills & straw bale building skills
- creating new access footpaths and gates around the centre
We are also looking for people with experience in fundraising skills. You may be able to help at the office here at the Centre or from your own location if you live further away. Please contact Dafydd Davies-Hughes, Project Manager
If you are considering coming to stay at the centre then please read the following essential residential volunteer information:
click on the following headings for:
postal address : Felin Uchaf Centre, Rhoshirwaun, Pwllheli, Gwynedd , LL53 8HS, North Wales, UK
follow this link for a preview of one the volunteer accommodation roundhouses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EleHH3CoBWg
trainees on an NVQ Level 3 Heritage Skills Course at Felin Uchaf's newoak-framed Boatbuilding Workshop
volunteer Rachel Head adzing a tenon on the new visitor centre frame and Jax Milmo marking out timbers for an oak gate