Grants Available to Develop Youth Volunteering Projects

Mon, 07/01/2008 - Fri, 01/02/2008

V, the independent charity set up to encourage young people to volunteer, has announced that its vcashpoint scheme is now open for applications. Working in partnership with the HSBC bank, vcashpoint is a £1 million initiative that will provide grants of up to £2,500 to young people to set up their own volunteering projects within their community. The type of activities that could be supported could include for example:

  • Running activities for children
  •   Transforming a community space
  • Supporting victims of bullying
  • Running workshops for young people
  • Setting up a local campaign
  • Clearing up a beach
  • Running music, art or sports events for disadvantaged people
  • Organising a festival to bring different cultures or communities together, etc.

To help develop fresh and innovative project ideas, youth workers across the country will be using a brand new limited edition brainstorming kit called ‘Outside the Box’. Outside the Box was piloted regionally with a number of youth groups and has proven to be an effective way to engage young people and help them identify potential volunteering project ideas. The next application deadline is 1 February 2008. For further information please visit: