Youth International Development Summit

Hub Cymru Africa and CEWC bring you the Youth International Development Summit at the Urdd Residential Centre, Cardiff.


(Suitable for ages 16-24) 

What’s on the agenda?

  • How to get into the international development sector
  • Volunteering in Wales and Africa
  • How to influence your AM/MP
  • How to deliver global youth work
  • How to engage with the International Citizen Services (ICS) programme.
  • Stalls of youth and volunteering organisations (Lattitude, Progresio, VSO, YCare, Safe Foundation and UNA Exchange)
  • Showcase of young people’s activities relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • SDGs selfies

The day will culminate in the final of CEWC’s annual Wales Schools Debating Championships, with two debate teams battling for the national title.  

Wales Schools Debating Championships – National Assembly of Wales

  • Siambr Hywel, Ty Hywel, The National Assembly for Wales.
  • December 4th 14.00 – 16.00
  • Kindly Sponsored by Julie Morgan AM
  • Your attendance at this event will help us increase youth engagement in the development sector through topical debate.

Hub Cymru Africa (HCA) is a new partnership supporting Welsh communities, charities and groups working on development projects in Africa. The aim of this conference is to increase youth engagement in the sector. The Wales Schools Debating Championships is kindly sponsored by the Jane Hodge Foundation.

If you require accomodation for the event visit:

Register here


Personal Safety Training

Lone Working
New dates for 2016


A one day training course that Aims to
To increase awareness of the problem of aggression and violence at work and how to avoid and reduce personal safety risks.


By the end of this programme, the participants will be able to:

State what is meant by violence at work
State what is meant by personal safety at work
Identify personal safety risks they may face at work
Describe actions they will take to help to ensure their own personal safety at work and that of others.

To book you place click here
Cost per participant:£120.00

Youth Cymru Members £90.00

Hub Cymru Africa

Hub Cymru Africa and Youth Cymru have joined forces to provide young people in Wales with an opportunity to engage in development issues and learn more about the upcoming sustainable development goals (SDGs). Similar to the Millennium Development Goals, which ended this year, the SDGs will be used to indicate global development practices in numerous areas.

Click here for more information about the SDGs.

Activity Grants

This grant is to allow young people to engage in development issues through fun, creative and informative ways.

Having read what SDGs are from the attached document, we encourage youth groups to think creatively about the goals provided and come up with an activity or a story telling approach that illustrates that goal(s). The 4 successful groups will be given up to £250 to cover for materials and any other expenses.

This grant will be open from 8th October to 25th October 2015.

Please click here to apply for the grant.

Llais Ifanc Manifesto goes live!

Llais Ifanc’s project this year is to create a Youth Manifesto for the Welsh Assembly Election 2016. We want to know what YOU want to see change in Wales!

How can Health, Education, Decision Making and Public Services change for young people? We are asking you if;

  • Public Transport should be free?
  • Mental Health should be treated as equally as physical health
  • Should 16 and 17 your old get the vote?
  • Does school really set you up for life?

If you want to have your say then take part in our Manifesto by completing this questionnaire!

Don’t sit back and let others make decisions for you, don’t sit back and complain. Get your voice heard, make a change and take part in Llais Ifanc’s Youth Manifesto.

The Manifesto will be presented to the Welsh Assembly on February 16 2016. There will be a chance for Q&A’s and workshops in the afternoon.

If you wish to be invited or take part in the day please contact

If you would like to join Llais Ifanc Click here

llais ifancc

Free Starbucks coffee machine!

FREE Starbucks Coffee Machine!

Do you want to get your hands on a FREE Starbucks coffee machine?… Here’s how!*

  • The first 15 organisations to book 10+ Midnight Skate tickets before October 9th
  • Every bespoke group training
  • to every affiliated member who introduces a new member organisation
  • Book consultation with Llais Ifanc before November
  • Get 15 of your young people to complete Llais Ifanc online questionnaire
  • Anyone who successfully secures a Starbucks Grant

*Max 2 per organisation

Youth of the Year Award 2015

UK Youth is proud to announce our new initiative – Youth of the Year Awards 2015 – which will take place on Thursday 19th November 2015.


UK Youth believes that it is important to celebrate and promote the great work that young people do outside of formal education and recognise the valuable part that youth groups play in supporting them. That’s why we are working together with our national partners – Youth Scotland, Youth Cymru, Youth Action Northern Ireland and Youth Work Ireland – to celebrate the achievements of a young person aged 16-25 from each nation at the Youth of the Year Awards. These five young people will have transformed their lives for the better with the support of a youth club, volunteer or mentor.


The winners will receive a Youth of the Year Award 2015. Celebrations will include:


· Youth of the Year Awards Celebration Ceremony at Buckingham Palace

· Award certificate presented by our patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

· Exclusive three course dinner at Buckingham Palace

· Transport to and from London

· One nights accommodation in a London hotel


Each of the five winners will receive a £200 voucher and a £750 mini grant for the youth group that supported them. This grant will allow each young person and their youth group to continue making a difference for other young people in their local community.

Click here for application.

We will be sharing more information about this event and the stories of our winners at a later date!



To find out more about this event, please contact Catherine Hellewell at

Midnight Skate 2015


Midnight Skate 2015

4th December 2015

23:00 until 02:00

Planet Ice, Cardiff

£5 per person, free tickets available (Book tickets here)

Young people aged 11 to 25 from, and accompanied by, member organisations only.

These events are only open to clubs, groups or organisations affiliated to Youth Cymru. If you wish to find out more about affiliating to Youth Cymru please click our Membership on our website alternatively please contact Youth Cymru


Kaya Festival

Click here to perform at Kaya Festival 2017

or take a look at interviews below from previous artists


Interviews from our Kaya Festival 2015



Humanequin Success – Trans*Form Cymru

humanequin cover


Humanequin was a theatrical piece that informed, educated and celebrated the lives of trans* young people in Wales. It combined a film, performance, and Q&A that explored real life stories, reflecting upon personal journeys and experiences, the joys, laughter and low points, discrimination and fears that young trans* people in Wales face on a daily basis. The project was a partnership between Youth Cymru’s Trans*Form project and Mess Up The Mess.

In July, 8 young people took to the stage and bravely performed and shared their stories. The piece was created and informed by 23 trans* young people across Wales supported by a team of professional artists.

Humanequin was first shown in Bridgend College during Pivotal Conversation’s Mental Health Conference to youth workers, teachers and other professionals before being performed in front of 120 young people from Radyr Comprehensive School in Cardiff.  Humanequin was also performed to over 120 people in an event supported by the Wales Millennium Centre.

The short documentary created by and featuring the stories of trans young people is available on YouTube here

You can listen to a podcast of the young people’s workshop from the Pivotal Conversation conference here 

LGBT Youth Conference

Youth Cymru are proud to be a partner of Pride Cymru’s first Autumn Youth Conference.


Date: Saturday 10th October 2015

Time: 10.00am till 5.15pm Conference, 5.15pm till 6.30pm Networking Social

Location: Park Inn Hotel and Cineworld, Cardiff


The day will include a range of workshops, the chance to hear from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales and the Pride Cymru Young People’s Champions, as well as the opportunity to view the 2015 Iris Prize Youth Shorts Nominations.

Free tickets are available via the Pride Cymru website: