Swansea Youth Bank logoSwansea Youth Bank is a youth led, grant giving panel that provides grants to groups of young people to develop and run their own community projects across the City and County of Swansea.

Eligibility for Swansea Youth Bank Grants:

  • The project must be designed and delivered by young people (14-25 years old)
  • The project must be made up of at least 3 young people (14-25). If all of the young people are under the age of 18, there must be an adult to have accountability (18+) 
  • Your project should encourage and support youth volunteering (not necessarily new opportunities) 
  • Your project must have a positive impact on the wider community and will ideally tackle one of the following areas: early years (0-7), housing, social care, mental health, skills& employability, or decarbonisation. 

£1000 is the current maximum your project can apply for. 

Swansea Youth Bank has been set up thanks to a partnership between Swansea Council for Voluntary Service and Swansea's Youth Service.

Swansea Youth Bank's grants round closed for applications on September 30th 2019. Please check back for updates.  

To download the funding criteria please click here.

To download the terms and conditions click here.

To download the guidance for supporting adults click here.


For information on other local grants click here.


Volunteering with Swansea Youth Bank

We are looking for volunteers aged 14-25 to become panel members for Swansea Youth Bank. If you would like to be part of this exciting project in Swansea then get in touch.

Front page of Swansea Youth Bank volunteer recruitment video

Swansea Youth Bank Volunteers aim to:

  • Provide grants to young people who want to make a difference in their communities
  • Increase numbers of young people volunteering in Swansea
  • Provide experiences, skills and build confidence in the young volunteers within the Youth Bank

Benefits of being a volunteer with Swansea Youth Bank

  • You are involved in making decisions about where the grants go
  • You will receive training
  • You will meet new people
  • You will gain new skills and experience in the grant giving process
  • You will get opportunities to travel and meet other youth bankers across the UK

What Swansea Youth Bank Volunteers do:

  • Make decisions regarding the set up of the Youth Bank (e.g. set criteria, design the application process and decide how the Youth Bank will run)
  • Decide which projects get funded by the Youth Bank
  • Evaluate the projects who have received the funding
  • Publicise the Swansea Youth Bank

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact Eleri Williams on 01792 544014 / [email protected]

You can also visit us at Swansea Youth Bank, 7 Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5NF to book an appointment.

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