Fundraising & Events
Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.
YAW Events 2021
Sculpture in the Landscape
13th June 2021
A selection of over 50 sculptors will exhibit and sell their pieces at a most wonderful site a 5 acre landscaped garden in Aldbourne.
An Artistic Evening in Simon Mounsey's Garden
Monday 21st June 2021 (6pm)
‘An Artistic Evening in Simon Mounsey’s Garden’ at Lea, Malmesbury (6pm), with local art and sculpture on display. Drinks and canapes. For further information and tickets contact Ginnie Keen :- firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Stampede Sports Cycle Event
8th August 2021
A Half Century ride to raise funds for Youth Action Wiltshire taking riders on a scenic route around Salisbury Plain and the beautiful Avon Valley before returning to Devizes.
More details to follow.
3rd October 2021
We have places available in this years virtual London marathon. If you would like to walk or run in this event in aid of Youth Action Wiltshire please email: email@example.com
Carols by Candlelight
Friday 10th December 2021
The bi annual Youth Action Wiltshire carol service will again be held at Malmesbury Abbey. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to request tickets
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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