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Updates on what our projects and people have been up to – across England, Wales and Scotland and our pillars.

Mind Matters team wins at Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards

Our Mind Matters team were awarded at the Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018! The peer-led approach allows for a safe space for young people to discuss worries, concerns and work towards supporting the 1 in 10 children in the UK who are affected by mental health problems.

Volunteering Matters scoops charity award!

We are delighted to announce that Volunteering Matters has won the award for ‘social care, advice and support’ in the 2018 Charity Awards for our Grandmentors programme.

Volunteering for all – all year round!

As thousands of volunteers are being celebrated up and down the country as part of Volunteers’ Week, we of course couldn’t let the moment pass without three cheers for our incredible volunteers!

Volunteers Supporting Families Launched in Waltham Forest

We have joined forces with Waltham Forest Council to launch Volunteers Supporting Families in the local area! We will be recruiting and training volunteer mentors to support families with children at risk of significant harm through neglect, who are in crisis or who need extra help.

Action Earth

Action Earth grant giving scheme 2018

We were delighted to launch our Action Earth grant giving scheme for 2018 at Castlemilk Park in Glasgow. The scheme, which is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage, offers easy to access grants of up to £500 for environmental improvements across Scotland.

We’re challenging young people to start their revolution!

This month sees the launch of our brand new campaign to change young people’s perceptions of volunteering. Titled ‘ Revolution You ‘, our campaign aims to challenge preconceived notions of volunteering and encourage more young people to consider a gap year in the UK.