Volunteering in Wales Fund open

Categories: Community Engagement.

Third sector organisations across Wales can apply for up to £25,000 to help cover the cost of the volunteer expenses and training, as well as the recruitment of specialist staff to help recruit and support new volunteers.

Mark Bendon, senior grant assessor for the fund, said: “Charities across Wales rely on volunteers who need training and support so that they can offer maximum support to their communities and service users.

“The fund is helping to ensure that there is professional support for these volunteers and in the last year alone, the scheme has helped recruit over 5,000 new volunteers who have contributed almost 400,000 hours to the benefit of Welsh communities. This work would otherwise cost over £4.25 million in economic terms.”

Further details and an application pack are available on the WCVA website, or you can contact the WCVA Helpdesk on 0800 2888 329 or email help@wcva.org.uk

The deadline to apply is 5pm, on 22 March 2013.

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