Do you know a 16-24 year old who could use up to £1000 to run a social action project?


Are you working with young people aged 16 – 24 who are not in education or employment? Would you like to support them to run a social action programme with funding of up to £1000, with an additional contribution for youth workers support time?

Starbucks Youth Action inspires, empowers and supports young people make a difference in their communities by applying for up to £1000 funding to get their projects off the ground. In 2014, successful projects in Wales included a music festival promoting the Welsh language, a project giving young people sailing and water safety skills and an intergenerational community project.

To apply, two young people need to lead the project and engage a further 50 young people throughout the course of the project. The young people will need to be aged between 16 and 24 and need to have a youth worker / training organisation able to support them throughout the project.

We are looking for projects that provide a positive benefit to the local community and that look to enhance the young leaders employability and leadership skills.

To support young people through their project they will be given access to a specially designed App which can be download in order to keep track of their project milestones and achievements while supporting them with the planning and delivery of their social action project.

All workers supporting young people will receive a copy of our employability toolkit to run through employment ready sessions and the QCF Unit Leadership pack, which will provide activities and recording documents for the young person to complete to gain their QCF unit in Leadership. In addition, young people will have access to job and apprenticeship vacancies within the Starbucks Coffee Chain.

The programme is primarily focused on young people not in education or employment although strong applications from other applicants will be considered.

This is a rolling programme until March 2016.

To apply for Starbucks Youth Action please complete the online application:

With the online form you must also download and complete the SYA Budget Template and submit it with your application form. Alternatively you can download the word document application form: Starbucks Youth Action Application Form 2015

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