26 Jul 2019

A European funded project, funded by WCVA’s Active Inclusion Fund, has won the Youth Work Project category at the Youth Excellence Awards 2019.

Volunteering Matter's Activ8 project is a peer-led project that supports young people aged 18-24 across South Wales to develop skills, confidence and knowledge to help them progress into volunteering, education, employment or training. It is funded through Active Inclusion's Include strand, which includes projects that focus on engaging with participants that are furthest from the labour market.

The Awards, run by Welsh Government, celebrate outstanding youth work projects, youth workers and those involved in youth work across Wales. Welsh Government said of Activ8: "The judges felt that the project was a great example of what can be achieved through peer-to-peer mentoring."

Sianne Morgan, Youth Development Manager for Volunteering Matters said:

'this is a remarkable achievement for Activ8 and the fantastic achievements of young people through peer support and intervention. I'm so proud of all our young people on this project and the way Activ8 is shaping the future of youth engagement into education, employment and training'.

Find out more about the Active Inclusion Fund and the types of project we can fund here.