An annual grant settlements ranging from £35,000 to £116,000 will be distributed to nine organisations to increase the extent and quality of informal learning opportunities for young people aged 11 – 25.
Jeff Cuthbert said:
“It is important that young people have the opportunity to engage in experiences and activities which enable them to grow and develop new skills in a supportive environment.
“This is why we are committing £680,000 to National Voluntary Youth Organisations, who we know can make a real difference to the lives of young people.
“These organisations are often targeting young people who have become disengaged and are giving them invaluable support and training which will put them in good stead for the future.”
The organisations receiving the funding are as follows:
Clubs for Young People - £66,000
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award - £56,215
Girlguiding - £63,045
Gwerin y Coed - £35,000
Order of St John - £70,000
UNA Exchange - £55,000
Urdd Gobaith Cymru - £99,619
YFC - £116,000
YMCA Wales - £110,140