Youth Action Wiltshire (YAW) provides an award winning range of services which aims to improve the lives of young people in Wiltshire and Swindon. In 2010/11 YAW delivered over £650,000 worth of services to young people. It has 2,640 young people and 400 youth leaders and volunteers within its club membership, and has worked with over 400 young people through Project Inspire and Young Carers. In response to our member youth groups and young people's needs we are currently applying for funding to deliver a Wiltshire wide young leaders training programme, new youth social action projects in areas of the county that currently have limited youth provision and an intensive set up support programme for new Wiltshire youth groups.
Today we are proud to be one of the largest youth support services in Wiltshire, offering a wide range of services to young people and their communities across the county. With support from a wide-range of public sector service partners, sponsors and Trust giving organisations we offer support to a broad network of youth clubs and also to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people aged 5-25 years including young carers, young offenders and young people not in education, employment or training.
We provide individual, caring support to young people through expert mentoring, guidance, employment and educational training and participation in wide ranging sport, leisure, club and social activities. Our work helps young people to overcome their disadvantages, to release their potential and to open up new life path opportunities.
You can help support these services by clicking on the Donate Now button on the right.
£10 could pay for one respite session for a Young Carer
£20 could ensure a young person can train as a youth leader and volunteer safely at their youth club
£50 could ensure a young person has the training course they need to get a job