Sheleagh Llewellyn

Account Manager - Grants & Individuals

Sheleagh has over thirty years’ experience of working in the third sector – in both a paid and voluntary capacity – beginning in 1983. During the 1980s, she managed a housing project in inner City Cardiff and became interested in Community Development through her involvement with the Riverside Renewal Programme.

She spent seven years working for the Council for Voluntary Services in Cardiff supporting the voluntary sector with guidance on Fundraising and Business Development.

In 2001 she was the voluntary sector pathway leader on the BA in Community Studies at the Newport, University of South Wales. 

Before joining Richard Newton Consulting (RNC) in 2019,  Sheleagh worked as Development Officer and Project Manager at Safer Wales Regional Fundraising Officer with Fairbridge De Cymru and Fundraising Officer with Care & Repair Cymru 

As a Facilitator for the British Council Active Citizens programme, Sheleagh has worked in Active Citizen Exchange Programmes with Sudan, Kenya, Armenia and Pakistan. Between 2012-2016, she worked with the Sudanese community to create a community link between South Riverside and the Al Fat’h Active Citizens project in Sudan.

Sheleagh has experience in Trust, Corporate and Community Fundraising, Income Generation, Governance, Business Planning, Fundraising Strategies,  Project Development, Project Management and Community Development.

Sheleagh has raised over £10 million for the voluntary sector over the course of her career.


Member of the Institute of Fundraising

Chairperson of the South Riverside Community Development Centre

Fellow of the Schumacher Institute


BA (Hons) 2(1) Communication Studies from the Polytechnic of Wales

Post Graduate Diploma in Housing

Adult and Further Education Teaching Certificate

Institute of Chartered Fundraisers Certificate in Fundraising

Facilitator for the  British Council Active Citizens programme

Out of Office

Sheleagh has lived in South Riverside in Cardiff for over 30 years. She has three grown-up sons and has always taken an active role in local community life.

Sheleagh’s claim to fame is that she is mentioned in  Hansard for calling a Cardiff folk musician to sing to the Parliamentary Select Committee hearing evidence against the  Cardiff Bay Barrage.  During the 1990s she won a Candis Community Champion Award.

As Chairperson of the South Riverside Community Development Centre, she supports the staff team to develop local services, including two anti-poverty projects, a food pantry and a Greening Riverside project.

Sheleagh has been learning Welsh during Lockdown. She is in a community choir, plays the accordion and is an enthusiastic year-round wild swimmer.