9 May 2019
Since 2007, young people in Wales have been allocating small grants to other young people in their local communities to set up and deliver youth led community action projects.
This year marks the 13th year that these panels,
supported by their local County Voluntary Council (CVC) are being
allocated funding to empower young people to identify local issues
and design community led interventions to raise awareness, improve
circumstances or to provide opportunities for individuals or groups
to get involved. Over the last 12 years, approximately 25,000*
young people in Wales have set up and supported just over 2,000
projects that aim to contribute to a vast range of issues, from
monitoring wildlife to preparing and delivering hampers to elderly
residents, from hosting fashion shows to raise awareness of
homelessness to events for young entrepreneurs on the importance of
positive mental health.
WCVA are pleased to announce that for 2019/20, a further
£136,400is being made available across Wales, through the Youth Led
Grant panels for young people aged 14 - 25 to design, deliver and
evaluate youth led volunteering projects.
The young grant makers are invited to be involved in all aspects
of the grant making process from selecting their grant criteria,
designing an application process, selecting the applicants for
grant awards and providing follow up support and celebration.
This year the panels will be funding projects which contribute to
one or more of the following priority areas of the Welsh
Government's National Strategy, Prosperity for All:
- Early years
- Social Care
- Better mental health
- Skills and employability
The funding will be made available in each local authority area
through the County Voluntary Council (CVC) who will recruit and
support a panel of young decision makers, also aged 14 - 25.
To find out more about your local grant panel, and the eligibility
criteria for funding please get in touch with your local CVC - /members-partners/third-sector-support-wales
*Figures have been calculated based on reports submitted by
Youth Led Grant Coordinators from 2007/08 - 2018/19. Estimates have
been used where full data set has not been provided.