The aim of the GwirVol Youth Volunteering Grants scheme is to support the delivery of a wide range of new volunteering opportunities in Wales and overseas that will support the step change in access to volunteering for young people aged 14-25 and especially for disadvantaged young people. The GwirVol grant scheme offers three different strands of funding.
- Creating Opportunities: For organisations looking to create new youth volunteering projects, new youth volunteering roles or to recruit more young people into existing volunteering roles. Creating Opportunities grant applications can be for up to a maximum amount of £10,000.
- Millennium Volunteers: For organisations looking to recognise the commitment young people give to volunteering through offering the 200 hour award of excellence. Millennium Volunteers grant applications can be for up to a maximum amount of £10,000.
- International: For organisations looking to develop overseas volunteering opportunities that benefit young people and their communities in Wales as well. International grant applications can be for up to a maximum amount of £30,000.
You can get more information and download the application forms and guidance at http://www.gwirvol.org/en/organisations/funding/ The deadline for applications is 2.00pm Wednesday 5 June 2013. Please note that GwirVol will only be holding one grant round in 2013-2014
GwirVol also runs the StreetGames grants which are open all year with no closing date. If your organisation involves young volunteers in sports activities see http://www.gwirvol.org/en/organisations/funding/street-games-grant-o/