Vote for USW’s Corporate Charity for 2024/25

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Last month, colleagues and students were invited to nominate a corporate charity they would like the University to support in 2024/25. Thank you to those of you who filled in a nomination form.

The panel has shortlisted five charities from the 33 nominations that were received. Colleagues and students are encouraged to vote for the charity they would like to see as our next corporate charity. A short biography for each of the charities is below to help you make your choice.

Please vote for one charity using this form. Voting will close at 5pm on Friday 28 June.

Shortlisted charities

Interlink RCT

Interlink aim to tackle poverty and reducing inequity through offering community activities, community advice and volunteering opportunities. They were nominated because:

“They are longstanding partners with the University and CTMUHB, striving to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people (including our students) who live in our local community.”


Velindre are a charity that provide specialist cancer and blood services across South and Mid Wales. They were nominated because:

“Their strategy aligns with that of USW, in that they set out to utilise technology to transform the way they deliver services and aim to be a beacon for research, development and innovation. They are an organisation that has helped many in the University community (and their families) over the years.”

Welsh Refugee Council

The Welsh Refugee Council empower sanctuary seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales. They were nominated because:

“RWC links to USW’s 2030 strategy by strengthening lifelong learning opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged members of our society, contributing to the economic and societal wellbeing of Wales.”

Brynawel Rehab

Brynawel Rehab provide rehabilitation support to help people transform their lives and recover from alcohol, drug and other dependencies. They were nominated because:

“They are the only Alcohol Related Brain Damage residential rehab in Wales. Brynawel and USW’s Addictions Research Group are changing lives for the better through impactful research and intervention in Health and Well-being, clearly supporting the USW 2030 strategy.”

2Wish are a charity set up to support bereaved families who have lost a child or young adult under 25. They provide immediate and ongoing support. They were nominated because:

“The charity links to USW 2030 Strategy by changing lives and the world for better. They have worked with USW to deliver learning and teaching to nursing students.”

How will the University support the charity?

Each academic year we chose a new corporate charity and support them through a variety of means, for example through donations, fundraising activities or time volunteered.

Colleagues and students will be encouraged to support the corporate charity with any locally organised fundraising activities, although fundraising for other charities is not prohibited.

If colleagues or students undertake any fundraising for the corporate charity, they must also arrange for the payment of those funds directly to the charity. There is not a central point in the University for processing charitable payments.

The corporate charity will be supported during the 2024/25 academic year (1 August 2024 to 31 July 2025).