Small grants up to £600 are available from PAVO to run projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years.
The young people can be from an existing group or coming together to run a project of their own choosing. The application must be written by a young person.
Past projects have included organising fundraising events to support local charities, local environmental schemes, and improving facilities for older people.
A panel of young people from Powys assess the applications.
The second phase of the 2018 – 19 Grant scheme, which runs from November 18 until March 19 has a number of extra priority areas:
The Welsh Government has identified five priority areas, which have the potential to make the greatest contribution to long-term prosperity and well-being. These are early years, better mental health, housing, skills and employability, and social care. They are areas where it has been shown that earlier intervention and more seamless services can make a real difference to people’s lives. The Welsh Government wants to ensure that support and investment in volunteering is making a positive contribution to action in these priority areas.
The priorities have been identified from the Welsh Government’s National Strategy, Prosperity for All