Interlink RCT Congratulate Ten Youth Led Volunteering Projects funded by the Vol Factor Scheme
Ten Youth Led Projects encouraging 14-25 year olds to volunteer in RCT are celebrating funding this week, after Interlink RCT’s Youth Grants Panel dispersed their Grant Scheme, funded by the Welsh Government and WCVA’s Volunteering Wales Grant programme.
Seven of the projects were coproduced with the Grants Panel members at a Visioning Evening in Treorchy on 26th September, with a further three projects funded at Interview Stage last week.
Avant Cymru and the Rhondda Youth Forum received two grants apiece. Avant’s Youth Run Theatre and Hip Hop and Urban Arts projects were funded, and the Forum will be working on a Community Garden in Treorchy, and a University Open Days project.
Spectacle Theatre received funding for a Men’s Mental Health Project in the Rhondda, Eventsparks will be developing their volunteers to deliver a Food and Fireworks evening in Tonyrefail in November, and RCT People First will recruit young volunteers for a decarbonisation project for their members known as Cleaning Up.
The three further projects funded at interview stage were a Mindfulness and Meditation project for children, co-delivered by young volunteers from Llanharan Youth Drop In; Cyhoeddiadau Lemonêd Publishing, in which a group of young volunteers from the Ynysybwl Regeneration Partnership, in partnership with Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg Youth Services, produces Welsh/English books to support children and young people to lead healthy lives, and a Girls Sport Project delivered by welsh language volunteers of the Urdd in Aberdare.
Interlink RCT would like to congratulate all the successful grant recipients, as well as its own Panel Members for their work developing the projects with the young people.
Lindsey Poole, on behalf of the Rhondda Youth Forum based at Treorchy Library said: “Thank you so much for all of your help. The Youth Forum is extremely grateful to receive this funding. The young people are very keen to make a difference to their community and your support will undoubtedly help them do so.”
Mark Hutton from Ynysybwl Regeneration Partnership wrote to say: “That’s great!! Thank you for this and your support with the funding. The young volunteers are over the moon and this is going to be one very exciting project.”
For more information on the scheme please call Thomas Crockett on 01443 846200, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.