An additional £250,000 in this year’s Volunteering Wales grants allocation allows for strategic investment.
Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has announced that the Volunteering Wales – Strategic Grant Round 2021/22 is now open, offering grants with a value of between £30,000 – £50,000 to support organisations to develop their strategic approach to volunteering.
There has been some excellent examples of the voluntary sector working in partnership with the public and private sectors during the pandemic and this grant is an opportunity to build on and learn from new or enhanced volunteering approaches or initiatives.
Looking at the longer-term strategic objectives, the grant aims to:
- Identify the strategic need and explore new volunteering opportunities or remove barriers to volunteering.
- Explore partnerships within and between the voluntary, private and public sector.
- Support the upscaling of strategic infrastructure and volunteer organisation to embed emerging good practise.
- Undertake thorough learning around equality and inclusion in volunteering and how this impacts communities and their engagement.
- Strengthen partnerships.
- Lever further investment both financial and non-financial
Proposals are particularly welcomed for following themes: Equality and diversity; Climate change; Health and social care; Unlocking the potential of private and public sectors; Young people and education; and Welsh Language and cultural activities.