Youth Led Grant Schemes

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.

Project proposals must demonstrate:

  • volunteering in Powys.
  • how your organisation involves young people aged 14 - 25 in developing their voluntary activities
  • a minimum of 4 young people (aged 14-25) need to be involved but the project can involve anyone else
  • how new, high quality volunteering experiences will be delivered
  • how young people, particularly those that are disadvantaged or excluded, will be involved
  • leadership and accreditation courses will not be funded.

Youth Led Grant Applications are now Open

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 healthhousingskills 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.

  • Early Years (0-7 year olds) – activity which supports children to lead healthy, prosperous and fulfilling lives.
  • Housing – activity which improves living conditions and tackles homelessness
  • Social Care – activity which helps build strong communities and for people to live independent lives for longer.
  • Mental Health – activity, which improves awareness of mental health, conditions or improves the help that people with mental health conditions get. 
  • Skills and Employability – activity which improves skills and readiness for education or employment.

The priorities have been identified from the Welsh Government’s National Strategy, Prosperity for All

The Closing date for applications is Friday 25th January 2019

If you would like to discuss your ideas and project

contact Michiel Blees

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Llandrindod Wells

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