It is often stated that young people are the future, but looking at the current state of affairs we are tripping them up at the start line. With cuts to funding for youth and educational services in Wales the support that young people had diminished.
The Welsh government has since pledged to improve ‘declining youth services’ with an extra £5m this year but youth charities and organisations still need more funds to keep up the great work they do.
One such organisation is one of our chosen charities Youth Cymru.
Youth Cymru provides their 80 years of experience, guidance and resources to local and regional organisations leading community projects to help young people across Wales.
They have reached over 244,000 young people by working with more than 360 organisations that include volunteers, project leaders and community group employees.
Youth Cymru have worked on a number of projects to help the lives of young people and give them a voice.
Funded by Spirit of 2012, Creative Minds work to help destigmatise mental health and disability. They do this by delivering creative activities to better support their mental health and perceptions of disability.
a ground-breaking project supporting trans and non-binary young people to take action on their passions, concerns and aspirations.
British/Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA)
BIPA brings 30 young people together across the UK and Ireland to work with devolved and national politicians to bring changes to help young people
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