Voluntary youth groups and organisations in Ceredigion can apply for a grant to spend on suitable Youth Work activity.

In September 2021, the Wales Interim Youth Work Board’s final report made 14 recommendations to enhance and improve the Youth Work offer in Wales. Ceredigion County Council along with other local authorities in Wales have received additional funding from Welsh Government through the Youth Support Grant in support of Recommendation 12 which was ‘Welsh Government should increase the availability of youth work services through the medium of Welsh’.

Voluntary youth groups and organisations in Ceredigion can apply for up to £20,000 funding through a small grants scheme, to spend on suitable Youth Work activity to develop additional Welsh-Medium Youth Work project(s) to help meet identified gaps in provision.

Voluntary youth groups and organisations are encouraged to consider a variety of youth work provision, including evening clubs, sport provision, youth work in schools, and opportunities to volunteer through the medium of Welsh. The funding can also be used to identify, develop and provide opportunities to encourage use of Welsh among staff and volunteers and boost their confidence in using Welsh within the setting.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Through Age Wellbeing, which includes the Youth Service. He said: “We’d like to encourage voluntary youth groups and organisations in Ceredigion to take the opportunity to apply for this scheme as it’s an opportunity for them to create positive initiatives through the medium of Welsh in the county.”

For an information pack and a copy of the application form or if you have any other questions, contact lowri.evans@ceredigion.gov.uk.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 04 August 2023.