Fundraising & Events
Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.
Hidden Heroes – Wiltshire Young Carers Need Your Help
As the COVID-19 restrictions recede, economic effects and social damage will mean that the need for our work with Wiltshire’s young carers will be greater than ever. However the charity has an immediate shortfall in funding as a result of postponed fundraising events and loss of income from our wonderful Outdoor Education Centre at Oxenwood. We invite you to acknowledge the invisible but vital contribution made by young carers when we clap for these Hidden Heroes and please consider making a donation via the button below.
YAW Events 2020
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 :- email@example.com
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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