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Charitable Funds Committee

The purpose of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's Charitable Funds Committee is to make and monitor arrangements for the control and management of the Health Board's Charitable Funds. 

The working name for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board charities is Awyr Las. Donations to Awyr Las help fund extra equipment and facilities in hospitals and the community; improvements to hospital environments and more patient comforts including complementary therapies; research and education programmes; additional staff wellbeing support and other special projects that go above and beyond what the NHS is able to provide.

The full role of the Committee is detailed in the Terms of Reference (updated March 2024).

The Charitable Funds Standing Financial Instructions are contained in the Health Board's Standing Orders 

Awyr Las’ registered Charity number is 1138976. For information the charity’s financial history, please go to: Charity overview, BETSI CADWALADR UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD CHARITY AND OTHER RELATED CHARITIES - 1138976, Register of Charities - The Charity Commission). Awyr Las is an NHS Charity, and like many other NHS Charities it has a corporate trustee model (for more information, please see: NHS charities guidance - GOV.UK (

Committee Chair: Cllr Dyfed Jones
Committee Independent Members:

Karen Balmer

Chris Field

Lead Executive:  Russell Caldicott, Interim Executive Director of Finance

Secretariat: via 

The agenda, supporting papers and approved minutes are available to access via the links below:

Agenda & Papers 2024 Approved Minutes
15.04.24 Agenda Bundle  
19.03.24 Postponed  

23.01.24 Agenda Bundle

Extraordinary Meeting

Approved Minutes

11.1.24 Agenda and Papers

Carlton Court Boardroom

Approved Minutes
Agenda & Papers 2023 Approved Minutes
3.10.23 Agenda Bundle  Approved Minutes
4.7.23 Agenda Bundle  Approved Minutes
2.3.23 Postponed  

18.1.23 Agenda Bundle 

Extraordinary Meeting

Approved Minutes
Agenda & Papers 2022 Approved Minutes
29.12.22 postponed - date to be agreed  
18.10.22 Agenda Approved Minutes
1.7.22 Cancelled
17.3.22 Approved Minutes
Agenda & Papers 2021 Approved Minutes
16.12.21 meeting cancelled  
16.9.21 v2.0 updated 10.9.21 Approved Minutes
11.6.21 Approved Minutes
9.3.21 Approved Minutes
Agenda & Papers 2020 Approved Minutes
8.12.20 Approved Minutes
10.9.20 (amended date) Approved Minutes
25.6.20 Approved Minutes
10.3.20 Approved Minutes
Agenda & papers 2019 Approved Minutes


Approved Minutes


Approved Minutes


Approved Minutes


Approved Minutes

For previous minutes and papers, please contact the relevant Secretariat as named above.