Three more RCT-based youth led groups are celebrating having been awarded Gwirvol “Vol Factor” Grants by Interlink RCT’s Youth Led Grant Panel.
Spectacle Theatre “My Practice Smile,” in which a group of enthused young people will come together to create a peer to peer Training tool kit, focusing on Mental Health, Bullying and self-harm. This includes the creation of a DVD, digital resource pack and App, as well as face to face delivery of the training.
Active Valleys “Student Volunteer Programme” will encourage Students to deliver Internal Sports Competitions and an RCT primary Schoool Tag Rugby Festival.
RCT Young Carers Group “Cultural Activities” project will encourage more young people to get involved by putting on a project which looks at different cultures and how other children’s lives are affected through music and dance.
All seven projects aim to engage more young people aged 14-25 in volunteering by delivering youth led projects between now and the end of March 2017. The projects will be celebrated in a Youth Volunteering Celebration evening next June.
Carys Parry of Spectacle Theatre said: “The young people are absolutely thrilled, and are chomping at the bit to getting going. This project is the beginning of something quite special. Young people, empowering other young people to make changes for themselves.”
Aaron Northmore of Active Valleys said: “Having been successful in the application of Interlinks’ Vol Factor funding application provides our social enterprise a great opportunity to support young volunteers from the University of South Wales to develop their employability skills though being exposed to new roles, including project management and activity leader. In addition, volunteers will gain invaluable networking opportunities throughout their engagement. The money we have successfully received from Interlink will allow us to provide sporting opportunities for a number of primary schools from the RCT region; enhancing their opportunities to become ‘Hooked on Sport for Life’ as well as University students.”