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

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.

An Artistic Evening in Simon Mounsey's Garden

Saturday 20th June at 6.30 pm. ‘An Artistic Evening in Simon Mounsey’s Garden’ at Lea, Malmesbury, with local art and sculpture on display. Drinks and canapes.  For further information and tickets contact Ginnie Keen :- 

The Action 50 Sportive

9th August 2020

The Action 50 sportive is a Half Century ride starting and finishing in Devizes to raise funds for Youth Action Wiltshire. Riders will be taken on a road circuit around the periphery of Salisbury Plain and the beautiful Avon Valley.

Starting in Devizes the route will head out of Devizes on to A342 and along the escarpment of Salisbury Plain through Urchfont, Easterton and Market Lavington.  The route continues south to the feed station at the Stonehenge Inn and then onto Bulford, Netheravon and Enford before heading north alongside the River Avon to Upavon, Woodborough and Etchilhampton before returning to Devizes for the final miles back to the event headquarters.

All finishers will receive a medal and a High5 goody pack – Profits from the event will be going to the young persons charity: Youth Action Wiltshire.

Registration information TBC

Devizes Lions Spring Concert

Devizes Lions are having a Spring Concert at St James Church, Devizes on Saturday 28th March at 7.30pm in aid of Wiltshire Young Carers Service. 

Please join them for a lovely evening, all for a good cause.

My Favourite Voucher Codes

My Favourite Voucher Codes have nominated Youth Action Wiltshire as a potential beneficiary of their monthly corporate charity donation during February 2020.  We are up against 2 other great causes and we need your help to ensure we get the most votes and secure the donation.  The charity with the most votes by visitors to the site will win the donation! It’s completely free to take part in and free to vote. You don’t need to sign up to anything or use any vouchers to vote in the poll, however any vouchers used contribute to the overall amount that’s donated to the winning charity.  Please vote for Youth Action Wiltshire in the February poll.

My Favourite Voucher Codes, based in Bath is a website that offers 1000’s of discount codes and offers for 1000’s of popular retailers – well worth checking out if you are planning any shopping online……Remember to vote for us too though!


Make a Donation

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

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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.


From Grant Giving Trusts & the National Lottery


European Funding


From Fundraising Activities & Events


Local Authority

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