The Youth Bridgend Funding Group is made up of a group of young people aged 14 - 25 living in Bridgend County Borough and is funded by Welsh Government and Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). The panel members are supported by BAVO.

The aim of the funding is to help young people to volunteer aged 14 - 25 to be more involved in community and voluntary organisations in their local community.     

Deadline: Tuesday 28 January 2020.

The funding was established to achieve a step change in youth volunteering for young people aged 14 - 25 in a variety of voluntary and community organisations throughout the UK.  The funding’s purpose is to identify ways to engage more young people from disadvantaged and under-represented communities.

Who is eligible for the grant?
Projects must have a community benefit to the communities of Bridgend County Borough. The funding is to support young people aged 14 - 25 to volunteer in a variety of community organisations within Bridgend.

Funding priorities are as follows:

  • Funding is available to voluntary and community organisations that are legally constituted and want to empower young people to volunteer;
  • Organisations that are committed to listening to and working in partnership with young people;
  • Organisations will need to be constituted and have a bank account in the name of the organisation, which requires at least two signatures;
  • There is no minimum amount that can be applied for;
  • If groups want to apply for the maximum of £2,000 they may be asked to present their ideas to panel members;
  • Projects or groups that have applied before can reapply (whether or not they were successful) but their ideas must involve young volunteers. 

Priority areas for funding awards
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 health, housing, skills 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. 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) – 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.

How much money can I apply for?
For this round only - maximum grant up to £2,000. This is the maximum amount of funding you are able to receive from the panel.

Apply now!

| Read funding guidelines here |

| Download funding application form here |

Please return completed application to: Bridgend Funding Group (BFG), BAVO - 112/113 Commercial Street, Maesteg, CF34 9DL. (Please keep a copy for your file along with guidelines).

For further details, contact Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]