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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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:

Organisation Project Name
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

Further information
Document Advice for Applicants