Volunteering Wales Grants is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to promote and improve volunteering in Wales.

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The 2021/22 Volunteering Wales grants scheme is now open to applications

The scheme is administered by WCVA and is designed to deliver the Welsh Government’s commitment to identifying opportunities for more people to volunteer.

Volunteering has an immediate and long-term positive impact on the individual and community.  Nationally, volunteers are vital for the delivery of voluntary/third sector organisations’ missions and values.

You can still do voluntary work under Welsh Government guidelines – but must do so from home if practicable. Find out more about alert level 4 restrictions in the Welsh Government FAQs


The Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) aims to improve the way that Wales achieves economic, social, environmental and cultural Well-being. Through funding organisations to support and train individuals in quality volunteering opportunities, the Volunteering Wales Grant scheme will contribute to the seven goals.

The Volunteering Wales grants for 2021/22 will support volunteering projects that contribute towards ‘A Wales of Vibrant Culture & Thriving Welsh Language’ and 2 other, self-selected, Well-being of Future Generation Act (2015) goals.


Organisations must be voluntary/third sector organisations, not including political organisations, County Voluntary Councils or Volunteer centres.

Projects can start from 1 June 2021. All projects must end by 31 March 2022 and be up to the value of £20,000.

Volunteering by young people is encouraged and supported through this grant scheme and 30% of the funding available has been ring fenced to support projects that exclusively recruit young volunteers aged 11 – 25.

Applications must be received by 12 April 2021 on WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP).

For full details of the grant requirements please use the ‘Guidance for applicants’ linked below.

For any other queries  please contact the grants team – volwalesgrants@wcva.cymru


Guidance for applicants

Project profile guidance

The Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) factsheet

5 Ways of working factsheet

Key terms and definitions

What financial information is required?