Kickstart at WCVA

Sep 29, 2022

The Kickstart Scheme has come to a close, with more than 230 young people recruited through WCVA for voluntary organisations across Wales.

The Kickstart Scheme was a UK Government initiative aimed to help young people into work. With fully funded six-month job placements for young people on Universal Credit, not only did the scheme offer vital employment but it also gave voluntary organisations the chance to increase their capacity at a time of need.

WCVA was a ‘gateway’ body for voluntary organisations in Wales – supporting voluntary organisations who weren’t large enough to qualify for the scheme to apply in batches.

Over the two years the scheme ran, they helped 60 organisations recruit more than 230 young people for varied and interesting positions across the voluntary sector.

Find out how the Kickstart Scheme has helped young people through voluntary sector organisations across Wales.