National Lottery Community Fund recruiting for Youth Voice Wales Panel


THE National Lottery Community Fund is recruiting for three young
people (16-24) who live in Wales to join their Youth Voice Wales Panel.

The Fund is searching for dynamic, enthusiastic young people who want
to work in a team to create real, positive change for people and
communities across Wales.

The Youth Voice Wales Panel was formed in 2020 during the height of the
COVID-19 pandemic and worked in partnership with The National Lottery
Community Fund to create the £10 million Mind Our Future grant scheme
that is helping to support young people’s mental health and

Today, the Youth Voice Wales Panel continues to support The National
Lottery Community Fund to ensure that the voices of young people across
Wales are heard, and present at national and youth funding events across
the UK.

The National Lottery Community Fund will provide full training and
support for the role.

Tom, 23, joined the Youth Voice Wales Panel in October 2021, and said:
“Since working with the Youth Voice Wales Team I’ve got better
making my own decisions and having confidence in them, having confidence
in speaking out, and learning to be more assertive with the decisions I
am making and being able to better debate the pros and cons of each
possible outcome.

“This experience was invaluable to me. It’s been great to be able
to influence decisions being made that are important to us as young
people and being able to make a difference.”

John Rose, Wales Director at The National Lottery Community Fund,
added: “The Youth Voice Wales Panel have had an incredible impact on
how National Lottery money is used in Wales through our Mind Our Future
programme, and they continue to work with us to make a real difference
for people and communities in Wales.

“I encourage young people in Wales to be a part of this fantastic
team, and look forward to supporting our new members to make a positive
difference for people and communities with National Lottery money.”

National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week across the
UK for good causes. The National Lottery Community Fund as a distributor
ensures a share of this funding goes straight to communities, helping
them to tackle important issues such as supporting young people into
employment, mental health and climate action.

To find out more about the opportunity and the Youth Voice Wales Panel
you can visit:
[1]. The deadline for applying is November 21st.

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