Funds to support volunteering in Wales and Scotland

Additional funding to help organisations with an annual income of under £250,000 create new or enhanced volunteering projects has been announced by Voluntary Action Fund. The Volunteering Support Grant is funded by the Scottish Government, with amounts available of up to £10,000. See Third Force News or go direct to Voluntary Action Fund website. Deadline 27th February.

In Wales, GwirVol has launched its 2015-2016 youth volunteering grants programme. This aims to support the delivery of a wide range of new volunteering opportunities in Wales and overseas, to create a step change in access to volunteering for young people aged 14-25 and especially for disadvantaged young people. Applications by 13th March. See WCVA news item http://www.wcva.org.uk/about-us/news/2014/12/gwirvol-grants-2015-2016 or go direct to http://www.gwirvol.org/en/organisations/funding/.

Also now open, the Volunteering in Wales Fund provides grants of up to £25,000 which can assist in the costs of a volunteer coordinator, volunteer training and travelling expenses, and some capital items. Funded by the Welsh Government and administered by Wales Council for Voluntary Action – see their news item or Volunteering in Wales Fund page. Apply by 13th March.

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