New youth advisory board for v

Youth volunteering charity v has chosen a new youth advisory board. The 20 members, who are aged 16 to 25, act as consultants, help promote the charity's messages and distribute grants.

The board, known as v20 , is replaced annually and four members also sit on the charity’s trustee board.

The board’s first task will be to work on the vcashpoint grants programme. The scheme, launched to coincide with the first day of Volunteers' Week on 1 June, offers grants of up to £2,500 for 16-25-year-olds to set up their own community projects. The deadline for applications is 18 July.

James Field, a support worker for the advisory board at v , said: By placing v20 at the heart of what it does, v is demonstrating its belief in the power of young people’s ideas.

Young people were invited to apply to join the board and outline their experience, skills, and reasons for wanting to get involved. A total of 60 were then interviewed over two days. Members of v20 from the previous year were involved in all stages of the recruitment process.

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