ARE YOU READY TO MAKE CHANGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
Have you noticed boys being offered different opportunities to girls? Do you feel frustrated with gender pay gaps and the lack of women in positions of power? Do you believe social media platforms aren’t doing enough to protect girls and women from online abuse?
We’re offering Young Change Maker grants of up to £2,000 for young people to implement ideas and projects that will make positive change for girls and young women in their community.
- To apply, you must be aged 13 to 25 and living or studying in Wales.
- Your project needs to be delivered in Wales.
- You will need a reference (someone who can support your application). They must be a professional over the age of 18.
- If you are under 16, you must have a responsible adult to support your project.
- The closing date for applications is 30th April.
You can also email ChampionsofWales@plan-uk.org to receive a copy of the application form.
ABOUT CHAMPIONS OF WALES
Through Champions of Wales, we’ll work with young people to:
- Participate in workshops to build skills, confidence and understanding around gender equality.
- Explore how and where they can champion girls’ rights locally, using digital mapping tools.
- Amplify their ability to create change and influence local decision making via small grants, to pilot projects that champion gender equality in their communities.
To find out more about the programme, email ChampionsofWales@plan-uk.org
Our local partners in the Champions of Wales programme are:
- Bridgend County Borough Council: the Active Young People department is working with youth workers and researchers in Bridgend to deliver Champions of Wales through a local comprehensive school.
- Pobl Group: Champions of Wales is being delivered to the Go Girls and Brothers, projects run in partnership by Pobl Group and Bron Afon Community Housing.
- Safer Wales will be delivering Champions of Wales to young women engaged in their youth services.
- YMCA Cardiff will be delivering Champions of Wales to young people through their youth clubs and programmes across Cardiff.