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.
YAW Christmas Cards 2020

YAW Digital Christmas Card Fundraiser

This year why not send your friends and family one of our digital Christmas Cards and make a small donation with the money you saved on cards and stamps. How much you donate is completely up to you. All donations received will go towards the vital services YAW run for young people.

You can choose a design, add your message and then share the goodwill with everyone you know on Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp.

Here is the link to send an e-card.

YAW Events 2020

Beaufort Christmas Fair 2020

Beaufort Virtual Christmas Fair

7th November – 7th December 2020

Sadly the traditional 2020 Beaufort Christmas Fair will not be going ahead this year. In it’s place will be a virtual fair running 7th November – 7th December, so all your favourites plus a host of new names for you to browse through from your favourite arm-chair! 10% of all sales generated by this event will go in support of our chosen charities: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Youth Action Wiltshire and The Beaufort Hunt.

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Youth Action Wiltshire Christmas Raffle 2020

Youth Action Wiltshire Christmas Raffle

11th December 2020

Youth Action Wiltshire is hosting a virtual Christmas Raffle to raise vital funds to programmes and services for young people in Wiltshire. Please see the link below for a list of fantastic raffle prizes which have been kindly donated by various individuals and organisations. The draw will take place on Friday 11th December and tickets are £5 each. Following the draw, winners will be informed by email and prizes will be delivered the following week.

Prizes and Tickets

An Artistic Afternoon in Simon Mounsey's Garden

13th June 2021

‘An Artistic Afternoon in Simon Mounsey’s Garden’ at Lea, Malmesbury at 12 noon, with local art and sculpture on display. Drinks and canapes. For further information and tickets contact Ginnie Keen :- ginniekeen@gmail.com

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You can support our work by making a donation to Youth Action Wiltshire.

Friends of YAW

You can also support our work by becoming a Friend of Youth Action Wiltshire.

Fundraising Events

Show your support by attending fundraising events throughout the year.

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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