Jobs, Funding,Consultations and Competitions

Funding & Grants

Big Lottery Community fund

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation

  • registered charity

  • constituted group or club

  • not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company

  • social enterprise

  • school

  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council).


National Lottery Awards for All has three funding priorities and you must be able to explain in your application how your project or

activity will:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities

  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

  • You can find out more from the Community Fund website here.

Prince's Trust Cymru Development Awards

Aged 16-30? You could be eligible for a payment, of up to £250 to help you into work, education or volunteering.

Development Awards can help fund:


  • Tools or equipment for your job or qualification e.g. hairdressing kit, carpentry tools, chef's whites, personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Course and training fees

  • Clothing for interviews or work experience

  • License fees e.g. CSCS card (construction) or SIA license (security)

  • Childcare costs to help single parents access  short term education

  • Transport costs e.g. bus/rail travel to a new job until your first salary payment


For more information: Freephone 0800 842 842 Text 'Call me' to 07983 385 418

Children in Wales survey - Your community, Your say

CARE in the time of COVID for care-experienced young people - University of Oxford


Would you like to share your experiences of COVID-19? If you have experience of being in care in the UK and are over the age of 18, send us your own diary entry of a written piece, of music, or of art: 


  • Written (200 to 600 words

  • Audio or video (3 to 5 minutes)

  • Music, a song, poetry or spoken word

  • Art you have created (please accompany this by a short explanation) 


The #CareConvos team will provide weekly prompts inspired by historical diaries and a selection of diary entries will be published on social media. 


We are also inviting people to complete a short survey about their mental health status and coping strategies. You will not be asked about your care experience. All those who complete the survey and submit a diary entry will receive a £15 voucher. 


To submit a diary entry for this week, tell us about one of the following: 

  • Tell us about your day to day experiences during COVID-19

  • Tell us about your day last Saturday (9th May 2020)

  • How do you feel about the length of lockdown ("Stay at home")? What adjustments have you made to the way you enjoy your time? 


You can submit multiple entries, but vouchers are available for only two entries per month. 


To take part or find out more: 

Visit our website: 
Twitter page: @CareandCOVID
Instagram: @careinthetimeofcovid

Co-SPACE COVID-19 study

Are you a parent or carer of a child in school years 0 (reception/foundation) to 11 in the UK? If you are we invite you to take part in a regular online survey being run by the University of Oxford. The survey will take up to 20 mins the first time you do it and about 10 mins thereafter. We will ask you to complete the survey weekly for a month, then fortnightly for a month, and then monthly until children and young people are back in school. Participate in the survey

Staff Training Needs Questionnaire

WJEC is working as part of a consortium, led by AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd, commissioned by Welsh Government to develop the personalised assessments. As part of this work, WJEC is providing training to schools on administering and using the personalised assessments.

In order to tailor training provision to your staff needs, we encourage all schools to complete the short online questionnaire.

Qualifications Wales’ consultation on the nature of qualifications to be taken at 16 is live!

Education in Wales is embarking on a significant period of change, and at the centre of these changes is an innovative curriculum for 3 to 16-year olds.

To complement the new curriculum, they want the next generation of 16-year olds to take globally respected qualifications that inspire and prepare them for life, learning and work. We want to be sure that any changes we make lead to long-lasting improvements and stability for the qualifications system.

Written Statement: Consultation – Summary of response: Draft Welsh in Education Strategic Plans Regulations (Wales) 2019 and Guidance

The Welsh Government undertook a consultation on the draft Welsh in Education Strategic Plans Regulations (Wales) 2019 and Guidance between 30 May and 13 September 2019. The document summarising the key themes from the responses received to that consultation and the Welsh Government responses has been published today on the Welsh Government website.


Draft keeping learners safe guidance

Welsh Government wants your views on the revision of the 2015 guidance for local authorities and governing bodies on arrangements for safeguarding children

Ensuring access to the full curriculum

Welsh Government are seeking your views on the impact of the proposal to change parents’ ability to withdraw their children from Religious Education (RE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in the new curriculum.

Professionals and Practitioners CHILD & FAMILY POVERTY SURVEY 2019

Children in Wales have been carrying out an Annual Child & Family Poverty Survey for the last 4 years, which helps us tounderstand levels and trends of child poverty in Wales. Complete the survey.

Education (Amendments relating to the intervals for Inspection of Education and Training) (Wales) Regulations 2020

The Welsh Government undertook a public consultation on the making of The Education (Amendments Relating to the Intervals for Inspection of Education and Training) (Wales) Regulations 2020. These Regulations extend the current inspection period for nursery education, maintained schools, including Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and religious education provided at maintained schools, careers and related services and further education settings from 7 to 8 years for one cycle only (2016-2024). The purpose for extending the current inspection cycle is to assist the partial suspension of school inspections to take place during 2020-21.

Ensuring access to the full curriculum performed an independent analysis of responses providing feedback on the proposed reforms to Religious Education (RE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE). Children and young people, parents, teachers and broader stakeholders (including faith groups) were asked for their views on the proposals. The views and perspectives are intended to inform the continued development of the proposals before the new Curriculum for Wales 2022 is rolled out in classrooms across Wales.

Purpose and Agency in Teaching Survey

        The research is funded by Cardiff University and is led by Dr Kevin Smith. The study is not sponsored by or affiliated with Welsh       
        Government. Find out more and take part.

Job Vacancies

Children in Wales - Chief Executive

We seek a dynamic, passionate and experienced leader who will develop the organisation's already established position. Our new Chief Executive will increase our impact and influencing ability for the benefit of all children and young people in Wales. 


Children in Wales is the national third sector organisation that works closely with others to improve the lives of all children, young people and families in Wales. Our aims are to decrease inequality, increase opportunities and develop a society fit for children.


Children in Wales: 

  • Creates a united voice for the sector, by way of campaigns, developing capacity and encouraging collaboration

  • Gives a voice to all children and young people, so they are at the centre of policies, services and delivery. We are the leading organisation that enables communication between Welsh Government policy makers and the organisations responsible for implementing policy

  • Promotes the rights and needs of children and young people

  • Shapes policy and shares best practice to develop the workforce, by way of meetings, events and training


Please click on the link below to read more about this exciting role 


Youth Board – Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing – Whole School Approach

• Do you want to help Welsh Government to design a whole school approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health?

• Do you want to have a say in what the best approach should be to make sure support provided in schools actually works for children and young people? 


If the answer is yes, please apply to be a part of our Youth Board and download the application form here.

What it involves:

• The Welsh Government is delivering a programme of work looking at a whole school approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health and we want young people to help us design an approach that works for you.

• The role involves advising both the Welsh Government whole school approach team and the Together for Children and Young People Programme team on a variety of projects.

• Youth Board meetings will be every 3 months. We will arrange and pay for your travel, food and accommodation (if you need to stay overnight). The first meeting will be held in Cardiff, but after that it will depend on what works for the group’s members.

Why join:

• A chance to attend group meetings every 3 months. We will arrange and pay for your travel, food and accommodation (if you need to stay overnight). The first meeting will be held in Cardiff, but after that it will depend on what works for the group’s members.

• As well as helping to shape mental health and wellbeing services in schools, being a member of the Youth Board will give you an opportunity to develop new skills and to meet and get to know young people from across Wales.

• As a Board member you will be expected to work hard but we will aim to make sure that meetings are as interactive and that we also have fun along the way! 


Children and young people are at the heart of our work - they even helped us decide on our name and logo back when we first became Into Film.

To ensure young people's opinions and voices are heard we established the Into Film Youth Advisory Council (YAC), a panel of passionate young people aged between 10 and 18 years-old. The YAC acts as a way to bring together our members from across the UK, to give them an insight into new developments for the organisation, and for us to hear and act on their feedback on everything from our film catalogue, to teaching resources and competitions, through to the Into Film Festival.

The council is also hugely beneficial for young people's personal, social and academic development and confidence working in groups. YAC member Sophie describes it as "a great way to meet new people and learn new skills such as leadership and responsibility".

Young people taking part experience positive benefits such as greater confidence with public speaking and information sharing skills, teamwork and independence.


Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa Ltd, a subsidiary of the Welsh Government, is seeking five new board members (Welsh desirable) with a range of expertise, across a broad range of economic sectors, professions and social groups. Apply here.

Development Officers - Voices From Care Cymru

Do you want young people to be heard?

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of care experienced young people?

Do you want to be part of a rapidly expanding charity?

We are looking to recruit for full and part time  Development Officers to join our team.

Job Role:

We are looking to recruit for the following:

Development Officer (Local Groups) Salary £19,285 – 35 hours a week

Fixed Term until March 2021 (Subject to funding)

Full time or job share

This post will develop VFCC’s three regional participation groups by delivering a series of engaging workshops, which aim to provide care experienced young people with the opportunity to influence policy and practice in Wales.  The Post will develop and facilitate VFCC’s local participation groups in RCT, Merthyr Tydfil and Carmarthenshire. This post will also support care experienced young people participate in VFCC’s wider work, including conferences and events.

Job Description available for download here

Development Officer (Outreach) Salary £11,571 per annum – 21 hours a week

Secondment Cover until 31st October 2020

The Post will develop and facilitate projects using Comic Relief funding to aid participation of care experienced young people who currently have no relationship with VFCC. More specifically, the post will support young people to plan and deliver a series of young person-organised events across Wales. Once engaged, you will support these young people to deliver working groups, join social action campaigns and participation groups to improve services for care leavers, reducing the inequalities they face.


Product development competition to win an iPad

Food Innovation Wales are inviting pupils aged 11-16 to create a new Welsh food and drink product to have the chance to win an iPad.

Closing date: 19 June 2020

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