Fundraising & Events
Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.
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.
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
Carols by Candlelight
14th December 2018
Youth Action Wiltshire invites you to Carols by Candlelight at Malmesbury Abbey on Friday 14th December (6.15pm), followed by drinks and canapés. The event includes readings from Sheila Hancock, Ben Miller, Mike D’Abo, James Gray, MP and other exciting readers. The evening will also feature performances from the internationally acclaimed classical trumpeter Chrispian Steele-Perkins, Mezzo-Soprano Rosie Clifford and Tenor Alex Haigh.
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.
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.
From Grant Giving Trusts & the National Lottery
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