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The South Wales Police Youth Trust was set up in 2009 as a registered charity which offers grants to organisations and projects offering young people an alternative path than that of being drawn into crime, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse.
Its aim is for those young people who have had some experience of the criminal justice system to be given the chance to build the foundations to make more positive life choices, have better relationships and improved mental and physical well-being.
The Richard Taylor Memorial Fund was started in 2006 after the death of Richard Taylor, a skateboarder from Barry. In 2004 he was involved in accident on his to the skatepark and sadly lost his life, he was 23 years of age. In the video below Richard's mother and uncle talk through the work of the memorial fund and how the funding from the SWP Youth Trust has helped them achieve their goal.
PCSO Cherylin Pryor and PCSO Viv Mumford, along with the Dig for Health Group, started a pop-up youth provision within the Ystrad and Llwynypia areas after the closure of previous provisions in the area.
This video was created by the leaders and young people of Cathays Outreach Programme in Cardiff, highlighting what they've been able to do with their funding from the South Wales Police Youth Trust.
This video was created by Rod Shaw, owner and founder of Calon Y Cwm, a youth provision in the Garw Valley, Bridgend, highlighting the various programmes they provide for youths of all ages.
Apply on the Police Commissioner's website.
At the bottom of this page there's a booklet with supporting information for applicants.
There's also a table about grants given in the past.
Step into Sport Programme
A joint programme along with Cardiff Metropolitan University that allows sports clubs in Cardiff to create a safe space for young people within the Youth Justice System to excel through involvement in sport.
Largest ever grant of £20,000 and matched by Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Cathays & Central Youth & Community Project
An outreach project for young people living in Cathays and the surrounding areas to help young people develop independent living and transferable skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Blaenymaes Youth Centre
Funding young people to complete an overnight residential and outdoor pursuits activities course in the Gower, along with workshops on social and emotional skills to help boost their confidence
CADDT – Cornelly & District Development Trust
Grant allowed 15 youth workers to undergo the Youth Work Level 2 course run by Adult Learning Wales in order for them to work with young people aged 8 and upwards.
Afan Arts - 'Same But Different'
A community film was produced to give approximately 80 young people within the Neath Port Talbot area a change to get involved in the production of the film. The film aims to help young people recognise negative behaviour and its consequences.
Street based youth work with teenagers and school holiday activities for younger children in the Gurnos, Merthyr.
£3000 to 3Gs Development Trust.
Small-scale art/regeneration project of a seating area in Cadoxton, Barry.
£3000 to Communities First/Youth Services and others.
Outdoor activities based project tackling grass fires, Upper Rhondda Fawr.
£3000 to Valleys Kids.
Engagement project focused on tackling grass fires, Upper Rhondda Fach.
£3000 to Communities First, Rhondda Community Partnership and others.
Summer holiday provision in Aberavon, Port Talbot.
£3000 to SWP and Bulldogs Boxing and Community Activities.
Music workshops and engagement in Adamsdown, Cardiff.
£3000 to Breakthrough Wales Youth Services CIC.
To engage positively with young off road bikers in Pentwyn, Cardiff.
£3000 to South Wales Police, Cardiff City Council and others.
To support engagement in Landore, Swansea
£1,650 to SWP.
Street-based youth outreach and activities in Caerau in Bridgend.
£3000 Noddfa Community Project.
Arts based engagement in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd.
£1500 to SWP, Youth Engagement Project, Park Project.
You can donate on our Just Giving page.
Or you could donate by cheque or postal order. Make it payable to South Wales Police Youth Trust, and send to:
Youth Trust Co-ordinator
South Wales Police Headquarters
Bridgend CF31 3SU
If you'd like to hold a fundraising event please contact us:
South Wales Police Youth Trust
South Wales Police Headquarters
Bridgend CF31 3SU
Phone: 01656 869366
Email: [email protected]
Registered Charity No: 1133057
The Youth Trust is managed by a group of trustees who are local people. They ensure that funds are used in the most effective way and work closely with donors and the communities.