Here is an important message from the Youth Engagement Branch at the Welsh Government;

The current National Voluntary Youth Organisation (NVYO) grant round is due to end in March 2022, and we are really pleased to say funding for voluntary youth organisations is likely to continue for 2022 onwards, however there will be some changes to the current format.

As part of consideration of how we can help to ensure that good quality youth work experiences are available to all young people in Wales, we need to ensure we consider ways in which we can offer greater levels of inclusion and diversity. We are therefore opening a new application round for 2022-2024 for the Strategic Voluntary Youth Work Organisation Grant.

The Grant will have two elements, the first will be based on the previous NVYO grant and for national organisations who are working across 18+ local authority areas. The second element will be for smaller specialist organisations who are delivering youth work to young people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds or those with protected characteristics.

Please see the guidance and application forms for more information:

Information; Strategic Voluntary Youth Work Organisations Grant scheme 2022-2024 – Information for grant applicants – English Final

Application form; Strategic Voluntary Youth Work Organisations Grant – Application form 2022-2024 – English Final

As in previous grant rounds, no decisions on funding will be made until budget decisions are known later in the year.

Please note, the closing date for applications is Thursday the 11 November 2021.

If you have any queries please contact the team on