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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The aim of the scheme is to:

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

The Volunteering Wales Grants themes are:

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

It is possible to apply for up to a maximum of £20,000.

Your organisation can apply if: 

• it is a not-for-profit organisation and is independent of government and private sectors;
• its proposed project /activity will be taking place in Wales (employment outside Wales is not supported under this grant scheme);
• it is an organisation using volunteers to benefit the community
• the proposed project recruits new volunteers.
• the proposed project will meet the themes of the scheme
• your project will begin on 1st April 2017 and finish on 31st March 2018.

Your organisation cannot apply if you are:

• A Political organisation
• A Statutory organisation
• A CVC or Volunteer Centre

Please note that only one application can be made by the same organisation in any grant round.

Volunteering in Wales Grants application window runs from the 1st of September 2016 to the 10th of November 2016.

Volunteering Wales Grants - An introduction
Please follow the link to view the presentation that is being delivered as part of our Volunteering Grants Roadshow across Wales from now until mid October.

The Volunteering Wales Grants team will be running roadshows in the following locations during September and October 2016.

PLEASE BE AWARE THE VOLUNTEERING WALES GRANT TEAM WILL BE AT THE ROADSHOWS DURING THE DATES AND TIMES BELOW AND THEREFORE THERE MAY BE REDUCED RESPONSE TIME TO OFFICE ENQUIRIES. WE WILL SEEK TO RESPOND TO ALL ENQUIRIES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

Host                           Date         Venue Time Contact
Merthyr Annual funding event 21-09-16 Merthyr Town Football Club 09:30 start our slot is at 11:45am

Alison Reddy
Alison.Reddy@merthyr.gov.uk
01685 725289

Cardiff & Vale 26-09-16 Harbour room, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square CF10 5FH 3:00pm Volunteering team
volunteer@c3sc.org.uk
02920 485722
Ceredigion 27-09-16 Llandysul Pavillion 09:30 start our slot is at  11:00am Kelly Palmer
Kelly.Palmer@cavo.org.uk
01570 423232/01570 424528
Pembrokeshire 28-09-16 PAVS Volunteering Pembrokeshire,
36-38 High Street, Haverfordwest, SA61 2DA         
11:00am Vanessa John
development@pavs.org.uk
01437 769422
Neath Port Talbot 06-10-16

Neath Port Talbot CVS Volunteer Centre 
Ty Margaret Thorne,
17-19 Alfred Street,
SA11 1EF                           

10:00am Carys Miles
carysm@nptcvs.org.uk
01639 631246
Rhondda Cynon Taff 07-10-16 Rhondda Sports Centre, Gelligaled Park, Ystrad, CF41 7SY 9:00-1:00pm Andera Clarke
andrea.clarke@biglotteryfund.org.uk
02920 678289
Flintshire 10-Oct-16 Flintshire Local Voluntary Council, Unit 3 Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold, CH7 1XP 1:00pm Jane Hewson
Jane.Hewson@flvc.org.uk
01352 744030
Bangor 11-Oct-16 Eglwys Berea Newydd
Penrhos Road, Bangor,
LL57 2AX
10:00am Carwyn Humphreys
carwyn.humphreys@mantellgwynedd.com
01286 672626
GAVO 14-10-16 Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations, Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport NP19 7EJ 10:00am Clare Jones
clare.jones@gavowales.org.uk
01633 241 566

To attend the roadshows please contact the CVCs/Volunteer Centres in the local area.

Your local CVC/ Volunteer centres will also be able to provide general advice regarding project development and completing funding bids.

Applications can be made via the e-tender Wales website

Webinar

We also have a webinar available for playback which will give you more details on the application process.

Volunteering Wales Grants, an introduction to the application 

Live webinar - 24th October 2016 - This webinar goes through the VWG, who can apply, the budget, how to apply, and other key information and helpful tips - http://wcva.adobeconnect.com/p7pmmtfe1et/

Further information
Document Advice for Applicants
FAQ