Fundraising & Events
Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.
The need for our work continues to grow
Looking after a parent or family member who is terminally ill, disabled or has a mental health issue, has a significant impact upon a young carer. National studies carried out by The Carers Trust show that 27% of young carers (aged 11–15 years) miss school or experience educational difficulties. 68% of young carers report they have been bullied or feel isolated. Without interventions, young carers have significantly lower educational attainment at GCSE level, the equivalent to nine grades lower overall than their peers and they are more than twice as likely to be Not in Education, Employment of Training (NEET).
Splash supports young people facing a wide range of challenges in life, the impact of this is different for each young person, but without appropriate interventions, self-esteem, mental health, risk taking behaviour and the development of lasting positive relationships can all be negatively affected.
Being Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) is associated with negative outcomes later in life, including unemployment, reduced earnings, poor health and depression.
The volunteers who lead Wiltshire’s youth clubs, face a range of challenges, including a lack of appropriately trained youth leaders and funding for their club’s activities.
YAW Fundraising Events 2018
Our programme of fundraising activities and events are organised and hosted by members of the YAW committee and raise approximately £50k each year to support the services delivered by Youth Action Wiltshire. Throughout 2018 we have a number of fantastic fundraising events planned to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Youth Action Wiltshire.
The May Mile Run
13th May 2018
A day of one-mile off-road races for children aged 16 and under. Venue: Sheldon School, Chippenham. For more information and to register please visit The May Mile website.
Bath Philharmonia Performance at Bath Abbey
18th May 2018
Young Carers will perform at the opening night of the International Music Festival. Venue: Bath Abbey. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Day at North Wilts Golf Club
18th May 2018
Entries are Teams of four, but singles and pairs will be accommodated where possible. Lunch is included. Venue: North Wilts Golf Club. For more information and to book tickets contact Becca email@example.com
YAW Celebration Night
June 2018 (TBC)
As part of the 70th Anniversary celebrations our Young Carers will host a second performance from the Bath Philharmonia project. Venue: Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mary Howard Christmas Fair 2018
13th – 16th November 2018
This exclusive Christmas Fair provides a relaxed and enjoyable shopping environment with plenty of opportunities to discover beautiful and unusual Christmas gifts from a collection of boutiques. Venue: Cotswold Airport, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6BQ. For more information contact email@example.com
Youth Action Wiltshire spends approximately £530,000 per annum and benefits from an additional £20,000 of in kind activity from partners. Our funding breakdown includes:
- 10% derived from our programme of fundraising activities and events
- 70% from Grant Giving Trusts and the National Lottery
- With less than 20% derived from statutory sources such as our Local Authority and the European Social Fund.
From Grant Giving Trusts
From Statutory Sources (e.g. Local Authority)
From Fundraising Activities & Events