Fundraising & Events

Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.

Fundraising & Events

Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.
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YAW Events 2019

'Rupert & The Frog Song' & 'The Snowman

Saturday 21 December 2019, 3.30pm (The Forum, Bath)

Wiltshire Young Carers will be featuring in the Bath Philharmonia’s screen and live orchestra performance of the Snowman.  Performing their own song ‘They Bring Hope’ accompanied by the Bath Philharmonia full orchestra they will also be joining in with the chorus for ‘Rupert and the Frog Song’.  This is will be an amazing experience for all of our young carers as they will be the first community group ever to perform with Bath Philharmonia orchestra.

For ticket information please contact The Forum Ticket Office 01225 463362.

Oxenwood Paddle Challenge

We are pleased and excited to announce our first Fundraising Activity for Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre.

A lovely group of young people and their families have challenged themselves to paddle a combined distance of 125 miles on the canal in January in aid of Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre.

Ed and the Oxenwood team will be on the water with them offering support but it would be great for the team to know that they have your support too . Please click on the link below to donate to this amazing challenge.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thecanal

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Our Impact

Kerry's Story

I first got involved with Youth Action Wiltshire in 2012, after Wiltshire’s Crisis Intervention Team referred me to Youth Action Wiltshire’s Young Carers Service. This was because of the substantial caring roles I have had within my family, both for my brother and mum…

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B's Story

B was bullied at school because he struggled in class more than the other young people, B has a learning difficulty, which had caused him frustration. This bullying caused anxiety and impacted on B’s confidence and self-esteem which in turn affected B’s ability to…

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K's Story

K was referred to our ‘Inspire’ programme by her Wiltshire Council NEET worker, as she was currently NEET. K had completed a L1 sports course at college but wasn’t able to continue on the L2 sport course due to housing difficulties which had…

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P's Story

P was referred to our Wiltshire Young Carers Service, as she was caring for her mum, who has Scheuermann’s Disease and PTSD. We have worked with P since she was 12, at that time she was suffering with depression and this was effecting her home, social and school life…

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S's Story

Having four older siblings can be great fun, but when one of them has ADHD and one has mental health issues, family life can be very intense. This is S’s story, who also tragically lost a parent to an unexpected death…

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A's Story

A was referred to Project Inspire, as he was Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), having left secondary school before sitting any GCSE exams. A had been looking for a job for a number of months, but hadn’t had any luck…

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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 Funding

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 approximately 10% derived from our fundraising activities and events, 70% from Grant Giving trusts and the National Lottery, 15% European funding and 5% from our Local Authority.

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From Grant Giving Trusts & the National Lottery

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European Funding

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From Fundraising Activities & Events

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Local Authority

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