Welsh Government

Welsh Government Volunteering Future Funding Model

by Claire Collins

Welsh Government

Welsh Government Volunteering Future Funding Model

by Claire Collins

by Claire Collins
Client: Welsh Government
Project: Volunteering Future Funding Model
Year: 2019
Team: Tim Allen, Clive Grace, Sandra Harris and Steve Martin, and Associates

Project Details

RCS were appointed by the Welsh Government to to explore opportunities to match fund the Volunteering Wales Grant budget beyond 2020 to lever in non-public funding to support volunteering in Wales. This new model is to be developed in collaboration with the third sector and a Task and Finish Group to create consensus on the aims, scope and set up of any new delivery/investment model to report back in 2019, with a view to establishing a new match funded model of supporting volunteering opportunities from 2020 onwards. The Project is focussed on 4 key questions:

  1. What is the future of Volunteering in Wales? What are the trends that will make volunteering more or less likely? What are the opportunities?
  2. What is the most effective way for the Welsh Government to invest in volunteering? How should it best spend its budget for Volunteering Wales Grants?
  3. What is the most effective model for levering in (and spending) investment in volunteering to Wales? How can a match-funding model work?
  4. Where should investment in volunteering be prioritised?How do we make volunteering accessible to those who are less likely or less able to volunteer (including removing barriers)? What would a long term approach look like?

Our Work

The work involves developing a landscape map of volunteering and the use of a conceptual framework which includes the EFQM Business Excellence Model and Theory of Change approaches. A co-production approach and extensive stakeholder engagement are central to the methodology.

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