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Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) - A message from our Chair


We have taken the decision (very sensibly, we believe), to work remotely as a virtual office. We take our duty of care very seriously, and have taken this precaution to help protect our staff, Trustees, visitors, and our local communities during the current Covid-19 pandemic as the situation continues to develop in Wales and across the United Kingdom. We are encouraging everyone to take every possible precaution.

Our working virtually means you will still be able to contact the Foundation as you do now, by both email and post. Our phone lines will be open and we can pass messages on to your usual Fund Manager or contact, should email or post not be sufficient. They in turn can arrange direct phone calls and virtual meetings. However, we will not be holding face to face meetings, or travelling to events during this time.

Our aim is business as usual. We have put additional facilities in place to help us achieve this. We will be making grant payments and reviewing applications in line with our funding criteria as usual. Covid-19 is, however, a fast-moving crisis and there are many unknowns so our procedures may yet be varied again. Please bear with us over the coming weeks. Our first priority must always be our collective and personal responsibility to keep everyone as healthy and as safe as possible.

We also want to reassure the organisations we fund with grants that we will continue to support you during this time. It is an unprecedented crisis and we must all work together to navigate its challenges. Some of these challenges are already apparent; others are uncertain and will present themselves as the situation continues to develop in the coming weeks and months.

We understand the very real impact this may have on your work. We understand that you might have difficulties to meet the original objectives or timeframes for your grants, or you may need to modify your projects or the services you provide. If you have questions or concerns please let us know. Please talk with your Fund Manager about how we can help, for example by moving payment or reporting dates, or anything else. We will work with you as flexibly as possible to help you face and manage these challenges.

Wishing everyone safe and healthy passage through these most difficult times.

Kind regards,

Heather Stevens
Chair of Trustees


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Welcome to the Waterloo Foundation (TWF)

The Waterloo Foundation (TWF) is an independent grant-making Foundation. We are most interested in projects that help globally, with particular focus on the disparity of opportunities, wealth and the unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources. To that end, our main programmes support:


World Development – supporting people and communities to build the basis of sustainable prosperity within developing countries, through their access to sexual and reproductive health services, excellent nutrition, high-quality education and clean water, sanitation and hygiene systems.


Environment - support for projects which counter damage to the environment, especially human-caused effects, through increasing marine fish stocks and protecting tropical rain forests.


Child Development –support for research, knowledge dissemination, and small Wales-based intervention projects about certain child development conditions.


Wales – support for organisations working in Wales which provide support for unpaid carers, increase employment opportunities or address educational inequality.