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The scheme is administered by WCVA and is designed to deliver the Welsh Government’s commitment to identifying opportunities for more people to volunteer.
Volunteering has an immediate and long-term positive impact on the individual and community. Nationally, volunteers are vital for the delivery of the missions and values of voluntary sector organisations.
Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) and Prosperity for All
The Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) aims to improve the way that Wales achieves economic, social, environmental and cultural Well-being. The Volunteering Wales Grant scheme will contribute to the seven well-being goals through funding organisations to support and train individuals in quality volunteering opportunities,
The Volunteering Wales Grants for 2020/21 will support volunteering projects that contribute towards ‘A Wales of Vibrant Culture & Thriving Welsh Language’ and two other, self-selected, Well-being of Future Generation Act (2015) goals. You will also be asked to identify which of the Prosperity for All priorities your activity contributes towards.
Are you eligible to apply?
Organisations must be from the voluntary sector, not including political organisations, County Voluntary Councils or Volunteer centres.
Projects can start from 10 August 2020, with a start date no later than 1 September 2020. All projects must end by 31 March 2021 and can be up to the value of £20,000.
Volunteering by young people is encouraged and supported through this grant scheme and 30% of the funding available has been ring fenced to support projects that exclusively recruit young volunteers aged 14 – 25.
Applications must be received by 26 May 2020 on WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP).
For full details of the grant requirements please use the ‘Guidance for applicants’ linked below.
Want to know more?
Promotional events will be held across Wales where you can learn more about the new round of funding and how to submit your application through MAP. Each event will take place 10 am – 2 pm with lunch provided:
1 April 2020
2 April 2020
National Waterfront Museum
8 April 2020
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
For any other queries please contact the grants team – firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers’ Week is a ‘time to celebrate’! It’s an annual UK wide celebration of volunteers taking place each year between 1-7 June and the perfect time to say a big ‘thank you’ to your volunteers.
This is the time when the people of Wales have an opportunity to show their appreciation to the people who donate their time freely each year to good causes and help to contribute to the rich and diverse culture of Wales.
Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the health and wellbeing of Wales and one of the great things about volunteering is how it brings people who might not usually come in to contact with each other, together.
Activities are taking place the length and breadth of Wales to highlight the work of volunteers and celebrate their involvement.
Voluntary organisations throughout Wales will be saying thank you to existing volunteers in different ways during Volunteers’ Week and staging public events to attract more volunteers on board.
Organisations arranging local events during Volunteers’ Week are encouraged to register their activities on the official Volunteers’ Week website.
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