Cash 4 U - Volunteering Wales Grant

Volunteering by young people is encouraged and supported through Welsh Government's Volunteering Wales Grant scheme and a percentage of the funding available has been ring-fenced to support projects that exclusively recruit young volunteers aged 14 - 25 (This ring-fenced money makes up our Cash 4 U funding pot in Gwent)

Cash 4 U grants are available of up to £2500 per project in the GAVO footprint (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire & Newport), however larger requested amounts may be considered if the project is Gwent-wide. 

We are particularly interested in receiving applications with a focus on any of the six priority areas, identified by Welsh Government, which have the potential to make the greatest contribution to long-term prosperity and wellbeing: ​

Early Years (0-7 year olds)

Supporting children to lead healthy, prosperous & fulfilling lives


Improving living conditions & tackling homelessness

Social CARE

Helping to build strong communities & for people to live independently for longer

Mental Health

Improving the awareness of mental health conditions or improving the help that people with mental health conditions receive

Skills & Employability

improving skills & readiness for education or employment

Decarbonisation (Environmental activities)

Taking action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preparing for climate changes & communicating the issues

COVID-19 Panedmic

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are also interested in considering Applications that focus on supporting young people & the wider community, together with helping alleviate loneliness for individuals or groups by keeping in touch by virtual means

The Application window for this Grant is Now Closed!

If you have any questions, get in touch with our Youth Volunteering Officers via 


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