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New round of Volunteering Wales Grants offers opportunities for project funding up to £20,000

Date published: 12/09/2018


A new round of Volunteering Wales Grants was launched 12 September, with opportunities for project funding of logoup to £20,000 for activity from 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020.

Volunteering Wales Grants is a scheme funded by Welsh Government to promote and improve volunteering in Wales. The scheme is administered by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and is designed to deliver the government’s commitment to identifying opportunities for more people to volunteer.

Prosperity for All
Grants will be allocated to projects that can demonstrate that they are able to make a contribution to delivering the Welsh Government’s strategy, Prosperity for All, which describes a long-term aim to build a Wales that is prosperous and secure, healthy and active, ambitious and learning, and united and connected. 

The strategy identifies five priority areas which have the potential to make the greatest contribution to long-term prosperity and well-being. These are early years, better mental health, housing, skills and employability and social care. They are areas where it has been shown that earlier intervention and more seamless services can make a real difference to people’s lives.

The Volunteering Wales Grants for 2019/20 will support volunteering projects that contribute towards achieving outcomes in one or more of the priority areas.

Volunteering by young people is encouraged and supported through this grant scheme and a percentage of the funding available has been ring fenced to support projects that exclusively recruit young volunteers aged 14 – 25.

How can I find out more information?
Information sessions will be taking place around Wales during October and November 2018 to promote the Volunteering Wales Grants.  Book your place here shortly.

BAVO can also help you with general advice and support in developing your volunteering project.

The deadline for applications is 5 December 2018.

Contact WCVA’s Volunteering Team for further guidance by E: volwalesgrants@wcva.org.uk or call the team, T: 0300 111 0124.

Don't miss BAVO's Volunteering Wales Grants roadshow 16 October

Are you looking for funding to support your volunteering project? poster

Will you need to recruit and train new volunteers? If so you may be eligible to apply for a maximum of £20,000.

Find out more by coming along to BAVO's Volunteering Wales Grants roadshow at Carnegie House - 14 Wyndham Street, Bridgend, CF31 1EF on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at 10am.

 

To book your place, contact Geraint at BAVO's Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E: gerainthannaford@bavo.org.uk 

If you cannot make the roadshow, further information can be found at www.wcva.org.uk 

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