BAVO looking for new youth funding panel members

We are offering the opportunity for young people aged under 25 to be part of the Youth Led Funding Panel in Bridgend, which helps to go through the funding applications that we receive from organisations that are looking to develop volunteering opportunities for more young people.

Sheldon volunteers for Bridgend’s Youth Led Panel. He says: “I am a part of a youth panel which allocates funding to different charities and organisations in order to help them achieve their plans to help and involve young people.

“I would encourage young people 100% to join, they are a lovely group of young people, we are laid back, it is really chilled and it’s not a big commitment – I would definitely encourage young people to take part.”

Last year the Panel gave out £12,960 to organisations that supported young people to volunteer. The funding helped them to improve their well-being, built up their confidence, improved their employability, helped raise awareness of climate change and sustainability, increased sport participation and helped to develop new skills.

For further details, E:

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council