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Young people: We want to you to join our team and make a difference for young people in Wales!

March 3, 2020

What is the Young People in the Lead Wales team?

At The National Lottery Community Fund, we have big plans for 2020 as we work to make sure that the voices of young people, 16-24 years old, are included in all our work, whether it’s through the grants we make, the people we influence or the things we learn.

In Wales, we’re especially excited this year to start working on a new funding programme which will award grants for projects that support young people. We want to make sure young people’s voices play a huge part in shaping and designing this funding. That’s why we’re looking for a dynamic team of young people across Wales to work closely with us to develop the programme.

About our approach

We strongly believe that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. National Lottery funding is open to everyone and we’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of grassroots groups right up to large UK-wide charities. You can find out more about us, how we work and the people and projects we fund at our website.

Come and join the team and be part of the change for young people.

As part of a team of young people, you will help us to understand the diverse experiences and priorities of young people across Wales. Your role will involve gathering and representing the views of young people in your community, making sure that their voices are heard in the design and development of our new funding programme for youth projects in Wales. You’ll receive support, guidance and mentoring as part of a tailored training package to help you.

Since 2017, the National Lottery Community Fund has awarded over £170 million to projects that support young people. Through our network of funding teams based in communities and publicly available data, we have become aware of an increase in a number of the different issues that directly affect young people.

Through your work, the National Lottery Community Fund will meet these issues head on with the aim of steering significant and positive change in communities.

What are we looking for?

Key skills

  • Ability to work in team
  • Decision making
  • Good communication
  • Knowledge of your community needs

Desired experience

  • Representing other people’s views
  • Involved in your local community

Key commitments

  • Commit at least one day a month between May and September 2020
  • Flexible approach to travel across regions
  • Attend induction and training course

Main responsibilities

  • Gather the views, experiences and priorities of young people in your community
  • Represent the views of young people in your community and make sure their voices are heard
  • Help us design future funding opportunities for youth organisations

Benefits to you

  • Tailor made training and support
  • Improve your skills and experience
  • Gain training in public speaking and influencing
  • Time, travel and expenses paid for
  • Opportunity to be part of the change for young people
  • Meet other inspiring young people like you!

How to apply

Just send us an email telling us:

  • Why you’re applying for this role
  • What you think are the main issues that matter to young people in your community
  • How we can get in touch with you

If you prefer, you can video your answers and email us the YouTube link. Emails should be sent to joshua.coles-riley@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk. The deadline for applying is 11th of March 2020.

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