Application Form to Award Grants To Community & Voluntary Sector

The Youth Engagement Strategic Partnership Board as launched its application form for community and voluntary groups that work with young people to apply for funding to deliver activities, workshops and projects throughout Wolverhampton.

The Board plays an integral role in ensuring the city's Youth Engagement Strategy is delivered. The board was launched in November 2020, is supported by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Coproduction and Youth Engagement Team and has been working on the development of the application form.

The Youth Engagement Strategic Board is comprised of reps from Youth Voice Groups across the city, these include the Youth Council, Culture & Diversity Group, HY5 (SEND Forum), Children In Care Council (CiCC) and the Local Youth Ambassador Groups.

Funding will be available for projects that achieve any of the following outcomes for the local community; Being Healthy, Being Connected & Being You.

The application process comes with its own criteria that we encourage you to read carefully. The application process will be live throughout the year this first round of funding is live from April 1st with a deadline of April 30th to submit the application forms. Successful applicants will receive their funding by the 30th June 2021.


PDF version of the Application Form Word version of the Application Form


To give your application the best chance of success it is important that you read and understand the criteria and guidance below. If you are unsure about any of the guidelines, please contact: #yes@wolverhampton.gov.uk. All completed applications also need to be sent to this email address.

To be successful, your application MUST meet the following requirements:

  1. All young people involved in the project MUST live in Wolverhampton.
  2. Benefit the local community through our mantras: “Being Healthy, Being Connected & Being You.” (See “Section C - Funding Criteria”)
  3. Applications will be strengthened if you can evidence that children, young people and families have been involved in planning the project.
  4. We welcome collaborative bids which demonstrate value for money.
  5. You must be able to provide advertising material for the City of Wolverhampton Council to promote your project/workshops.
  6. Monitoring returns must be completed and submitted.
  7. You must be able to provide copies of safeguarding policies and DBS checks if requested.

We will not fund the following:

  • Single items of equipment over £20 or capital expenditure
  • Projects that promote any political parties or religious purposes
  • Projects and activities that do not meet any of the above funding criteria.
  • Projects that are regarded as posing a safeguarding or unacceptable health and safety risk.
  • Projects that involve international travel