Starbucks Youth Action

What is Starbucks Youth Action?

Youth Cymru are delighted to announce that Starbucks Youth Action funding is available for young people across Wales to deliver a project to make a positive difference in their community.

Starbucks Youth Action inspires, empowers and supports young people from across the UK and Ireland to make a difference in their communities by applying for up to £2000 funding to get their projects off the ground. As well as supporting the young people to bring to life the projects that mean the most to them, we also offer training to young people on managing a budget, working with volunteers and project management. In 2013, successful projects in Wales included a community volunteering weekend, a drop-in centre for LGBT+ young people and a support group for young people whose parents have divorced or separated.

Do you know a 16-24 year old who could use up to £2000 to run a community project?

For the first time, Starbucks Youth Action is open to young people aged 16-24 living anywhere in Wales. Youth Cymru can offer advice and guidance to any young people interested in applying. Please contact Rachel at or phone 01443 827840 to discuss your application. We will also be holding an Application Surgery on Tuesday 25th February, 4-6pm at Starbucks 125/139 Queen Street Cardiff (next to KFC). Young people can drop in to ask any questions about the funding or their project ideas and receive support to complete their application.

To apply online, please go to

Application Deadline – Monday 17th March at 9 am Applicants are then invited to attend a one-day training course on Saturday 12th April, central Cardiff.

After training, applicants can be invited to a “Dragons Den” styled pitch day to a panel made up from Starbucks Staff, Youth Cymru Staff and young people on Saturday 3rd May, in central Cardiff Please Note – there is support for travel bursaries, should you have any question or need help with your application please contact Rachel Benson, Development Officer at or 01443 827840