Small grants up to £750 are available from PAVO to run projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years.
NEW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is 14th AUGUST 2020
The young people can be from an existing group or just young people 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. Examples of future projects could be around mental health, young carers, the elderly, health & fitness, art, life skills etc.
In the current circumstances, we understand projects will be delivered differently and encourage creative applications from projects engaging and supporting individuals/communities in response to Covid-19.
A panel of young people from Powys will assess the applications.
Be youth led
Have volunteering take place in Powys
Benefit the wider community and young people
Have an adult to take responsibility (18+)
Be made up of at least 3 young people
Be legally constituted with a governing document that is signed and adopted; (the objectives of the project must fit with the constitution)
Be independent of government and private sectors
Have a bank account, in the name of the organisation, which requires at least two signatures
Evidence that the project will contribute to at least one of the following Welsh Government’s National Strategy, Prosperity for All (see following table):
Activity which supports children
to lead healthy, prosperous
and fulfilling lives (0-7 years)
Activity which improves living
conditions and tackles homelessness.
BETTER MENTAL HEALTH:
Activity improving awareness of mental
health conditions, or the help provided
for people with mental health conditions
SKILLS & EMPLOYABILITY:
Activity which improves skills and
readiness for education or employment.
Activity which helps build strong
communities and for people to live
independent lives for longer.
Raising awareness of climate change or taking action to
reduce the carbon footprint of individuals, communities or projects.
For 2020/21 the Youth Led Grants can be used to support youth led volunteering responses to Covid19, for activities that may take place during lockdown and that supports the recovery period post-pandemic.
It is anticipated that any activity that is in support of the above, does so in line with at least one of the six priority areas.
DEADLINE FOR PROJECT COMPLETION & REPORTING: 15th March 2021
- The panel will fund projects that contribute to one or more of the above priority areas of the Welsh Government's National Strategy, Prosperity for All
- Funding will be paid to successful groups in advance.
- Any funding not spent by 15th March 2021 must be returned to PAVO.
- An end of project evaluation form must be submitted by 15th March 2021 along with all invoices and receipts gained throughout the project.
- Photographs/video diaries, press releases & publicity must be submitted with final reports.
- Representatives from the Youth Led Grants panel, PAVO, WCVA or WAG may wish to visit your project.
To receive a link to the application form and to have an informal chat please contact: