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Cardiff Half Marathon 2017

Supporting You

Joining Youth Cymru for the Half Marathon experience includes:

  • Social Media exposure
  • A Youth Cymru running vest
  • A fundraising pack & lots of fundraising support from the Events Team

Contact to express your interest

Already have your own Half Marathon place?

Join Team Youth Cymru and fundraise for us with no minimum sponsorship pledge! To join email us at or call us on 01443 827840.

Looking for £300 funding?

The UK Youth Awards 2016 – Apply now

Building on the success of last year’s Youth of the Year, national charity UK Youth has launched a bigger and better awards ceremony to celebrate young people’s astonishing achievements and the grassroots youth organisations that support them through their social development journey.

Last years winner from Wales, Jodie a young a carer for her mother since she was 11 years old.


The UK Youth Awards will be split into two categories to crown UK Youth’s:

–          Young Person of the Year – celebrating those truly remarkable 16-25 year olds who have gained vital life skills to help them overcome challenges and achieve their goals. These achievements may be selfless, brave and, perhaps even, heroic or just great examples of a young person positively transitioning into adulthood.

–          Youth Organisation of the Year – celebrating the innovative and adaptable youth organisations that have overcome challenges to continuously support young people and their local communities. These organisations will have helped enable young people to positively progress through their social development journey from social engagement and learning to social action and leadership.

Three finalists in each category will be invited to a prestigious event at Buckingham Palace hosted by UK Youth’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, on 7th December, where the winners will be announced. Each winner will also receive grant funding of up to £350 and mentoring from top businesses to continue their positive journey.

Anna Smee, CEO of UK Youth said: “Every day I have the honour of hearing incredible stories of young people overcoming adversity to positively transform their life and the lives of others. It’s about time these young people and the grassroots youth organisations who support them every step of the way take centre stage. The UK Youth Awards aim to put the spotlight on these inspirational stories to showcase just what the youth sector is achieving by empowering young people with vital life skills to positively transition into adulthood.”

For more information and to submit an award nomination, please click here. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 13th November, with the winners being announced on 7th December.

FREE Course for our Members

Safeguarding Childrenand Young People




Event Planning and Management Training Course

2 Day course @ Youth Cymru

This training course runs over two days and will provide participants with an opportunity to developing their knowledge and understanding of how plan, manage, deliver and evaluate an event.

The course provides the knowledge required to create a meaningful and engaging event experience. Intended to provide participants with the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge essential for effective event management, the sessions involve practical project based learning based on real or simulated events. The training takes an interactive approach and will best suit participants who want to develop practical event planning skills whilst gaining accreditation for a real work/volunteer based event. (Please note the accreditation is optional and if selected requires a work based project– not simulated event.)

More details Click here

The Big Music Project Intern opportunity

The Big Music Project

To Support The Big Music Project in Wales at Youth Cymru delivered in partnership between UK Youth and Global Radio and funded by The Big Lottery Fund. It creates development opportunities for 14- 24 year olds across the UK through their love of music, equipping young people with the skills and knowledge they need to create a successful future in the music and creative industries, motivating them to launch their careers. The project will help young people develop employability skills and provide motivational activities that open up new horizons. It will also promote resilience, awareness and ambition and so enhances participants’ ability to interact with wider society while offering them access to a range of exciting opportunities.


If you feel you have the background and experience required for this role and have a genuine interest in what we do as a charity, we want to hear from you.


Job Description

Application Form




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Last Friday, Youth Cymru staff attended to the launch of the new app STARTER CHEF, a recipe app that has been created by a group of Young Carers from YMCA Cardiff.

The app lets you choose your favourite meal, create a list with the food you need to buy at the supermarket, follow the steps and tips about “how to cook it” and enjoy your meal!

Great project to support families. At the same time, young careers gain life skills cooking and developing this kind of projects.

Because cooking can be fun, cheap and healthy!

We have already taken a look to the App and it is amazing!

Are you ready to be a chef?  Download the Starter Chef App for free and try it!

The App is now available on App Store (iTunes) click here

It will be soon on Google Play

Thanks YMCA Cardiff for the fantastic App and nice event!

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