Volunteering Wales Grants is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to promote volunteering in Wales. The scheme is administered by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).

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WCVA are pleased to announce that the Welsh Government funded Volunteering Wales Grants 2017/18 have been awarded to 49 projects in Wales.  Fourteen of these projects will specifically enable young people aged 14 - 25 to volunteer in their communities.

The Volunteering Wales Grants aims to support formal volunteering projects that aim to recruit, support, train and place new volunteers and to support volunteering projects working towards meeting the Volunteering Wales Grants themes (based around Welsh Government's Volunteering Policy):

• Young people
• Welsh language
• Tackling poverty
• Underrepresented Groups (BAME, Asylum seekers etc)
• Social exclusion
• Higher Support Needs

There were 114 applications submitted, with representation from all 22 local authority areas.

The full amount of funding of £942,842.75 was awarded to the 49 projects which will enable 1764 volunteers to contribute 174,713 hours of volunteering which represents a contribution of £2,185,615 to the Welsh economy. Projects will run from April 1st 2017 and will finish on 31st March 2018.


The grants have been awarded to the following projects:


Project Name

A Voice for You Ltd+C42C29B2:C40BB2:C42

A Voice for You Advocacy and Social Inclusion Project

Action on Hearing Loss Cymru

Hospital Hearing Friends

ASH Wales Ltd.

The Filter 'Future Leaders'

Barnardo's Cymru

Five to Thrive Parent Ambassador Project

Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales

Get In2 Volunteering

CBSA (Wales) Ltd

Community Spirit

Flintshire Citizens Advice Bureaux

Digital Expansion Project

Dimensions (UK) Ltd

Cyrraedd Pobl

Disability Advice Project

No voice no choice

Discovery Student Volunteering Service

Supported Volunteering Project


Equality Mentoring 2

Ethnic Youth Support Team

EYST Homework Clubs Project

Family Action

Families Together Perinatal Support Project

Friends of Cymmer Afan Community Library

Cymmer Afan Community Library Volunteering Development Project

Home Start Cardiff East

Home-Start Cardiff East Ready for School Project

Home-Start Flintshire

Volunteers Supporting Vulnerable Families across Flintshire - Making a Difference

Innovate Trust

Green Days Conservation

KIM Inspire

Give and Gain

Threshold Das Limited

The SMART Project (Striving, Motivated And Resistant Team)

Melincryddan Community Conference

Get NPT On Line Digital Inclusion Project

Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr

Pobl ifanc Dyffryn Teifi

Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company LTD

Mess Up The Mess Volunteering

New Pathways

New Pathways Volunteer Training and Development Project

NewLink Wales

Buzzin About Volunteering

Newport Women's Aid

Get Involved - NWA

Paul Sartori Foundation

Paul Sartori Foundation (PSF) Volunteer Central Management Programme (VCMP)

Pembrokeshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Valuable Volunteering

Pembrokeshire People first

The Next Step: Carreg Sarn/Stepping Stones Volunteering Project


EVI Volunteers

Recovery Cymru

Vale Recovery Volunteering



Safer Wales

CUSP (Confident Unique Strong People)

Sea Trust CIC

Sea Trust Porpoise Monitoring Volunteer Project

Sense (Cymru)

Touchbase Cymru Volunteering

Sight Cymru

Great Minds Think Alike

Span Arts


Student Volunteering Cardiff (SVC)

Home & Away Project

Swansea Carers Centre

Swansea Carers Centre Volunteering Project

Swansea Community Farm

Farm Volunteer and Training Programme 2017-18

The Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme

Exploring Pathways

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Guide Dogs Volunteer Consultant North and Mid Wales

The Mentor Ring

Moving Forward

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Discovering Our Coasts

Touch Trust

Touch Trust Volunteer Project

UCAN Productions

UCAN Volunteer

UNA Exchange

Deg cam i wirfoddoli - (Ten steps to volunteering)

Volunteering Matters

Mind Matters

Y Bartneriaeth Awyr Agored / The Outdoor Partnership

The Outdoor Partnership's Adventurous Volunteering programme

YMCA Swansea

Y Volunteer

Further information
Document Advice for Applicants