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).
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:
|A Voice for You Ltd
||A Voice for you Advocacy and Social Inclusion Project
|Action on Hearing Loss Cymru
||Hospital Hearing Friends
|Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales
Advice for Applicants